Parable of the Sower Project

Exploring connections between literature and environment

Our Mission

Octavia E. Butler's novel Parable of the Sower was published in 1993, but imagines Southern California in 2024, facing environmental and social collapse. Through funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, our project will use Butler's haunting story to explore humanist questions like what our responsibilities to one another and the environment are, how we create communities, and what gives meaning to our lives.

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Members of the Redlands community are invited to participate in multiple events over the 2024-2025 academic year.

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