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Science Fiction and Multiraciality: From Octavia Butler to Harry Potter

Brooklyn Historical Society

Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)

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How do science fiction films and stories investigate questions about identity, racism, and fear? Join us for fun, interactive presentation and dialogue about mixed-race identity in the Harry Potter franchise, the legacy of African-American sci-fi author Octavia Butler, and the role of the imaginary in destabilizing oppression and re-envisioning multiracial community. We will be debunking myths, talking back to popular sci-fi movies and stories, and exploring new possibilities for racial justice through imagination. We will explore racial elements of popular fictional universes, participate in collective storytelling, and we encourage dressing up as your favorite sci-fi character! Presenters include: Eric Hamako from University of Massachusetts Amherst on Harry Potter and the Mistaken Myth of the Mixed-Race Messiah, and Walidah Imarisha, Co-Editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements.


This event is part of Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations, an oral history and public programming series that explores the history and experiences of mixed-race people and families in Brooklyn.

For more information, visit: www.cbbg.brooklynhistory.org

Light refreshments will be served.


Photo credit: Copyright Wayne D. Barlowe,1988.

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Othmer Library, Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Saturday, December 14, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)


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Brooklyn Historical Society

Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) functions as a library, museum, and urban education center dedicated to the people of Brooklyn, providing opportunities for civic dialogue and thoughtful engagement. Each year, 70,000 students and teachers use our innovative programs and resources to learn about American History and scholars conduct important academic research in our Library and Archives. Through partnerships with government and community groups, BHS reaches communities throughout New York City, serving as a hub for information and ideas about Brooklyn and its complex history.

Housed in a magnificent Landmark Building in Brooklyn Heights, designed by George Post in 1878, BHS maintains an important collection of historical manuscripts, books, photographs, maps, paintings, objects, and ephemera dating back to the 17th century. BHS is a long-standing yet modern institution in both outlook and action. We are Brooklyn’s preeminent history center, responsible for preserving and presenting Brooklyn’s history; our collection continues to grow through the acquisition of contemporary and historical works of art, photographs, documents, books, and oral histories.

Phone: 718.222.4111

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