Freedom Dreaming for 2122: Seven Word Dreams from California Youth
“In seven words, what is your freedom dream for California’s next century?”
That was the prompt presented to dozens of California youth as part of a creative virtual workshop on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in January 2022. We teamed up with Wakanda Dream Lab to organize this workshop in preparation for Black History Month in February, and see this as an important step in empowering diverse communities, and especially young people of color, to envision, strategize, and act on building a more innovative and equitable future.
Check out the California Freedom Dreaming Jamboard from the workshop here.
At the workshop, Californians as young as 12 years old and up to 30 imagined the futures they hoped to see in the next one hundred years. What did they have to say? Here’s a sample of their responses visualized with some of their responses in text below: