What stories about power, difference, and belonging fuel the social crises we face today? How does visionary fiction offer us models for creating new possible worlds? Can the combined insights and interventions of artists, activists, and scholars plot a different course forward? “Ferguson is the Future” is part of an ongoing collaboration to imagine and create alternative worlds that are more just and representative of humanity.
Welcome & Introduction
Ruha Benjamin, Moya Bailey, and Ayana Jamieson
Opening Plenary: Sociological Imagination 2.0
Alondra Nelson and Dorothy Roberts
Facilitated by Sofia Samatar