Black Futures: An Ode to Freedom Summer

Black Futures: An Ode to Freedom Summer

Happy Black Futures Month!

Black Futures Month is about making space for Black people to envision and build the world of our dreams.

The Movement for Black Lives kicks off the celebration with Black Futures: An Ode to Freedom Summer. This Afrofuturist film imagines a time when all Black people will be free: free to dream, free to flourish, and free to be.

Watch what happens when Black people in the future find a time capsule from Freedom Summer 2020 and discover the movement that sparked a new generation to grow up and thrive without the threat of oppression and anti-Black racism.

The Movement for Black Lives is sharing this moving, short film to prompt us to dream big, bold, Black futures. When we allow ourselves the freedom and permission to follow our imagination, the world we need and want takes root.

Most days we are robbed of the space to dream, tell new stories, and feed our imagination. It’s time to tell the stories we have yet to hear—stories that will unlock our future, and visions of a future society that invests in people and community.

This month, let’s give ourselves the freedom and permission to follow our radical imaginations and visualize the world we deserve. In order to realize a society in which we have healthcare for all, a meaningful wage, self-determination, and true freedom, we have to first imagine it!

For more information, please visit m4bl.org/black-futures-month. You can also text FUTURE to 90975 to learn, organize, and take action for Black liberation this month.

 

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