I read the writing of a colleague recently that discussed social justice work as an exercise in science fiction saying:

“Social justice work is really science fiction… we’re trying to imagine a world that does not yet exist.”

“We spend so much time in social justice movements working toward a reality that so few of us can imagine in any clear way. What does it really look like to have a equal, just society? What happens after liberation? How would we maintain these systems? In my opinion, we’re not taught to imagine these things, because we’re taught to accept the status quo, and thus live into the status quo.”

The quote encouraged me to think more deeply about what could be. How can we bring about a sense of all-encompassing, all-inclusive positive social change? Considering the state of things today, I ask you to imagine out loud with me:

Imagine how different our world would be if the term “pro-life” was truly understood, recognized, and acted upon as being reflective of the entirety of life across the lifespan and respected as such..


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW

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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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