Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, public scholar, and spoken word artist. She edited two anthologies, including Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements. Imarisha’s nonfiction book, Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption, recently won a 2017 Oregon Book Award. She is also the author of the poetry collection, Scars/Stars. She is currently working on an Oregon Black history book.