"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."
— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project
SAN DIEGO—The New Children’s Museum’s upcoming exhibition, Octavia E. Butler: Seeding Futures, opens to the public on Saturday, March 9! This exhibit will honor the life and legacy of award-winning science fiction writer, Octavia Estelle Butler, while offering Museum visitors the first of its kind long-term youth focused exhibit on her inspirations and early life. Make your plans to visit NCM to be among the first to experience this innovative installation. Throughout the research, dreaming, and development process of this exhibit the museum has remained grounded in Butler’s vision of community; from this their Seeding Futures Collective blossomed, creating a space of deep collaboration within a community of various field experts and creatives who, like Butler, are telling stories of alternative futures that are fairer, more just and hopeful.
To celebrate the launch of this groundbreaking exhibit, the museum is hosting an Octavia E. Butler: Seeding Futures Panel conversation to discuss the life, legacy, and global influence of Octavia E. Butler on Saturday, March 9 from 2-3 pm. They will explore how Butler’s work shapes our understanding of community and the future.
Where: The panel will take place at the beautiful UC San Diego Park & Market, located Downtown in East Village.
Who: Panelists include American Artist (they/them), a contemporary artist who makes thought experiments that mine the history of technology, race, and knowledge production, beginning with their legal name change in 2013, Lynell George (she/her), a journalist, writer and author of A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia Butler, and Advising Curator and founder of the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network, Dr. Ayana Jamieson (she/her), will moderate the discussion.
The event is free and open to the public but registration is required to attend.
Learn more at on the museum’s website.
This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.