The We Imagine… Us Project

Published on: August 9, 2023

We Imagine…Us, from Futuro Unidad Hinojosa, is a groundbreaking podcast and multimedia project that aims to inspire communities to envision how they can work together to create a world that is truly equitable for all.

The We Imagine…Us project consists of two interlocking series that will explore and reflect on themes of racial solidarity and equity:

The Long Way Around: Futuro Media’s first fiction podcast series tells the story of a Black American father and his Black Vietnamese American daughter who set out across the United States in hope of rebuilding their lives. From the impact of incarceration on parents and children to issues of immigration, environmental racism, and the fight for fair wages, this audio drama written by Emmy winning screenwriter Trey Ellis offers a moving and clear-eyed look at our contemporary struggles and how, through solidarity, we can make a change. With a focus on representation and centering voices of color, this series presents an expansive multicultural cast and creative team, including Emmy Award-winner Karrueche Tran.

Re-Imagination Nation with Maria Hinojosa: is a companion series and will delve more deeply into the issues raised in the fiction series and features interviews with thought leaders, artists, and activists who are members of SCoRE (Solidarity Council on Racial Equity) including Michelle Alexander, Ava DuVernay, Saru Jayaraman, Heather McGhee, Linda Sarsour, and others.

In addition, an animated shorts series titled The We Imagine…. Us Animation Series: features characters from The Long Way Around with insights from Michelle Alexander, John Legend, and Heather McGhee. The powerful visual works were directed and written by Trey Ellis and created with The Animation Lounge.

Support for We Imagine…Us is provided by a grant from The W.K. Kellogg Foundation: A partner with communities where children come first.

We Imagine…Us is a production of Futuro Unidad Hinojosa, a division of Futuro Media with PRX.