our class

“Activist Imagination and the Politics of Hope,” was a class designed by Tamara Myers under the Comparative History of Ideas Department at the University of Washington, Seattle, in the Spring of 2016. As a class, and group of activist-dreamers, we read the stories of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, in the hopes of relating the visionary imagination of the authors to our own social-justice work. During the course, members of the class envisioned, strategized, analyzed and connected the works of Octavia’s Brood, and produced creative practices that can be used immediately in any activist circle. Here are those practices.