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Presented By: Institute for the Humanities

Parable Paint Night

An Octavia Butler Week Event

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Come join us as we spend an evening creating art centered around themes of Afrofuturism, climate activism, and science fiction. All materials will be provided. Open to all members of the undergraduate community! Co-sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities Public Humanities Interns and the Black Student Union.

About Octavia Butler Week:
Octavia Butler was a renowned African American author who received a MacArthur “Genius” Grant and PEN West Lifetime Achievement Award for her body of work. With Octavia Butler Week, we aim to explore the work and legacy of this visionary writer. It’s part of a larger series of events that include a community read, a multimedia performance, an open-mic night, and additional events that together comprise Parable Path A2Ypsi.

Culminating Parable Path A2Ypsi is Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon’s genre-defying musical adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s novel Parable of the Sower. UMS will present this powerful performance March 25-27, 2022 at the Power Center in Ann Arbor. Tickets and info at

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