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Featured Speaker: Helane Androne, MAT, Ph.D.

Topic: In responding to a question about the most important lessons learned by Lauren Olamina in the Parable series, Octavia E. Butler ends her response thus: “She learns to be an activist” (340). I posit this characterization as an archetype found in black womanist scifi/fantasy, using Chela Sandoval's concept of the "methodology of the oppressed," which she offers as a series of technologies exemplified by third world feminist movements. The result, Sandoval suggests, is a hermeneutics of love in the post-modern world.

Sponsored by: The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion and the Center for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Ms. Alicia Castillo Shrestha
  • Adrianna Aminah Al-Amin

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