Walidah Imarisha is a writer, educator, public scholar, and poet. Through Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project, she has toured Oregon for six years facilitating programs on Oregon Black history, alternatives to incarceration, and the history of hip-hop. Walidah is co-editor of two anthologies, Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements (AK Press, Spring 2015) and the 9/11 collection Another World is Possible (Subway Press, 2002). She authored the poetry book Scars/Stars (Drapetomedia, 2013) and the nonfiction Angels with Dirty Faces: Dreaming Beyond Bars (AK Press, Fall 2016). She currently teaches in Portland State University’s Black Studies Department.