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To Build a Future Without Police and Prisons, We Have to Imagine It First

A strain of science fiction called visionary fiction empowers activists, artists, and organizers to seed a better future

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Science fiction is still regarded as the province of space opera and high technologies run amok — but at its best, it shines a light on the




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Walidah Imarisha

Walidah Imarisha

Writer, public scholar, educator. Co-editor of Octavia’s Brood and author of Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison & Redemption.

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