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Saturday, October 20 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Visionary Science Fiction: An Imagination Training for Activists with Climbing PoeTree
"All organizing is science fiction. We are creating a world we have never seen."- Adrienne Maree Brown. Can poetry, storytelling, and progressive science fiction help us re-write the future we are heading into? This interactive workshop with the renowned poets, artists, educators, activists and dazzling spoken-word performing duo Climbing PoeTree will help us train our visionary muscles as we imagine life 100 years from now to visualize how we humans can adapt to the intense challenges we are facing, and evolve in positive ways on a changing planet. We’ll collaborate to create sci-fi plots and scenarios that speculate about how a growing solutionary resistance will be able to address the social and environmental problems confronting us and create a world we would all want to live in. As Climbing PoeTree says, "Art is our Weapon, Our Medicine, Our Voice, Our Vision."

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Climbing PoeTree

Climbing PoeTree (Alixa Garcia and Naima Penniman) are award-winning multimedia artists, organizers, educators and a spoken word duo who have independently organized 30 tours, taking their work from South Africa to Cuba, the UK to Mexico, and 11,000 miles around the U.S. on a bus... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Larkspur Room