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Science Fiction and Social Movements: Prof. Krys Maki in conversation with Aric McBay

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Professor Krys Maki for an exciting conversation with organizer and author Aric McBay. They’ll discuss Aric’s new novel Inversion, social movements in science fiction, and how utopian writing can help us imagine better futures.
“On a mysterious green world renewed by fire, vibrant collectivist communities have long lived in harmony with both its strange ecosystem and each other—until the day imperialist forces arrive.” [Read more at https://www.aricmcbay.org/books/]
“A masterful worldbuilding feat.” —Publisher’s Weekly, starred review
“Aric McBay’s Inversion is a masterpiece of utopian resistance…” —Octavia Cade, author of The Impossible Resurrections of Grief
Krys Maki (they/them) holds a PhD in Sociology. Their areas of research include feminist movements, collective organizing around gender-based violence, poverty and social inequality, and critical surveillance studies. Prior to joining the School of Social Innovation at Saint Paul University they completed a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa on labour organizing and movement building within women’s shelters. In 2021, they published their first book Ineligible: Single Mothers Under Welfare Surveillance with Fernwood Publishing. Outside of academia, Krys worked as the Director of Research and Policy at Women’s Shelters Canada, a national non-profit network of violence against women shelters (2017-2022). Their scholar activism is deeply informed by their work as a long-time organizer and activist with labour, anti-poverty, and feminist movements.
Aric McBay is an organizer, organic farmer, and author of seven books including the social movement manual Full Spectrum Resistance and the climate fiction novel Kraken Calling.


February 27
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Social Innovation Atelier
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Social Innovation Atelier
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