“Create the World Anew”: Science Fiction Direct Action Training
3pm-6pm Ella Baker Conference Room, American Tobacco Campus
318 Blackwell St, Durham, North Carolina 27701
What kind of direct action would you create if you were in the world of Star Trek, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind or Harry Potter?
On Election Day in Durham we will continue the visionary action of doing what Grace Lee Boggs called “creating the world anew” in the Ella Baker room at American Tobacco. Please join Adrienne Brown (co-editor of Octavia’s Brood and former director of the Ruckus Project), Alexis Pauline Gumbs (contributor to Octavia’s Brood and founder of Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind) and the SpiritHouse family for a 3 hour training in direct action strategies based on our wildest dreams. We know that for Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer and many others our participation in elections was visionary fiction that they helped achieve through brave direct actions. We also know that we have quite a ways to go to fulfill their vision of justice. Drawing on the work of Octavia’s Brood and our own nerd-obsessions, we will draw on the sci-fi and fantasy worlds that inspire us and work together to glean insights for how we can create lasting change here in Durham.
Sponsored by Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories by Social Justice Activists, SpiritHouse and Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind