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Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds: School of Social Work MLK Symposium Lecture


The School of Social Work invites the community to a lecture by adrienne maree brown, inspired by her most recent publication, “Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds”.

Emergent Strategy presents a visionary tapestry of grassroots organizing practices, principles, and tools that advance transformational growth through interdependent human interactions. Inspired by the collaborative possibilities evident in diverse and complex environmental ecosystems, her lecture will explore ways in which social justice advocates, organizers, activists and facilitators can embrace iterative pathways toward liberation, that are harnessed by intentional adaptations, and relational models of change.

adrienne maree brown is the author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements. She is a writer, social justice facilitator, pleasure activist, healer and doula living in Detroit. She attended the Clarion Sci Fi Writers Workshop and the Hedgebrook Writers Residency in 2015, and Voices of Our Nation in 2014 as part of the inaugural Speculative Fiction Workshop. She was a 2013 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow and a 2013 and 2015 Knights Arts Challenge winner, writing and generating science fiction in and about Detroit. She was the Ursula Le Guin Feminist Sci Fi Fellow, and a Sundance/Time Warner 2016 Artist Grant Recipient.

  • Book signing will be hosted 1:30 - 2:00PM.
  • Book purchase will be available from 12:00 - 2:00PM

Co-sponored by: The School of Social Work Community Action Research Learning Community, The Community Action and Social Change Undergraduate Minor, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Allied Media Projects, and Literati Bookstore

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