So Be It! See To It!

Octavia E. Butler was a renowned, groundbreaking science fiction author and the first African American woman to gain widespread recognition in the genre. Regarded by many as a visionary or modern-day prophet, Butler saw the power of science fiction to engage with the question of “what if?” as a vehicle to explore the issues facing humanity – climate change, poverty, political disparities, women’s rights, identity and power, and more. What can Butler’s writings teach us about change, living in community, and envisioning possibilities for the future? Join us as we explore the life and work of Octavia E. Butler and reflect on how science fiction can be used to re-envision justice, work towards collective liberation, and imagine possibilities for a better world.