Hello Good People~
The summer has been busy! I am half-way through my first growing season with the Central MN Sustainability Project. We've planted a sustainable fruit orchard, placed a permanent water system for our flagship multicultural community garden, and launched our Market Gardens program in partnership with the Land Stewardship Project. Wow! We rock!
Between my work with CMSP, my own garden, and my amazing family, I haven't been in as regular contact as I would like (do you miss me? I miss you!), but I had to send out a brief newsletter because my writing is being published!! I have a non-fiction piece on Race published in the brand-new anthology Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook for Youth (AK Press) and an imaginative fiction piece in the forthcoming Octavia's Brood! I am honored to have my writing published alongside organizers and activists that I consider my mentors, several of whom are among my most beloved friends.
Please read on below to learn more about both projects, how you can support this work and/or get ahold of a copy.
Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements
Octavia's Brood is a self-published anthology of science and imaginative fiction writing from social justice organizers and activists. Edited by self-proclaimed nerds and reknowned artists Adrienne Maree Brown and Walida Imarisha, the intention of this work is to bridge the visionary worlds of speculative/science fiction with radical community organizing. Click on the link below to learn how you can support this project, both through our publication and a 10 city tour.
In case you are wondering whether or not this is awesome, both Levar Burton (of Star Trek: Enterprise fame) and Edward James Olmos (star of Battlestar Galactica) have expressed their excitement and support of the project on Twitter.
On twitter, y'all!!!
And if you would like to get a sneak peak of my story, check out this short video:
Stay Solid: A Radical Handbook for Youth
Stay Solid is a handbook for young people who are coming of age during this critical period of social transformation and upheaval. Covering everything from Family, Education, Community and Money to Race, Class, Ecocide, and Gender, the intention of this anthology is to help youth with leftist and anti-capitalist politics navigate the world. Get your copy or one for a young person you care about!
AK Press: http://www.akpress.org/staysolid.html