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August 15, 2024

Octavia Project Summer Showcase 2024

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Join us on August 15 for Octavia Project's Summer Showcase, hosted at CARA for the second year!

The Octavia Project uses speculative fiction as a lens through which to envision new futures and greater possibilities for our world; blending creative writing, art, science, and technology, our programming increases confidence and skills in a myriad of subjects while fostering leadership and community. The organization's inspiration and namesake is Octavia E. Butler, who broke barriers in writing and science fiction to become an award-winning and internationally recognized author.

Inspired by Octavia E. Butler's explorations of alternate futures and commitment to social justice, Octavia Project offers summer programs which encourage imagination and community building. Their free Summer Camp for middle schoolers and Summer Institute for high schoolers bring together young women and trans and nonbinary youth to build new worlds.

Whether you're a returning guest or joining for the first time, the summer showcase promises to leave you encouraged, inspired, and excited for the future. Join us to interact with student projects and hear firsthand stories from program participants about their experiences.

Octavia Project Summer Showcase
Thursday, August 15, 2024
5:30 pm

Free and open to the public.
Reservations strongly encouraged. RSVP here.

We ask that visitors stay home if feeling sick, or have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days. Testing before joining us at CARA if feeling symptomatic is strongly recommended. Masks will be available for free.

The closest wheelchair accessible subway is 14th St/8th Avenue station. The entry to CARA is ADA-compliant and our bookstore and galleries are barrier free throughout, with all gender, wheelchair accessible restrooms. CARA has wheelchairs available for guest use. Please request in advance via Service animals are welcome.

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