Happy First Contact Day!
On this day, in 40 years, the Vulcans will make first contact with Earth at Bozeman, Montana. While it will be a long road getting to there from here, in the meantime, we can continue to imagine astronauts off on some Star Trek. In Bravo Fleet, we have loved this fandom since 1997, and we embrace Star Trek‘s higher ideal of infinite diversity in infinite combinations. Star Trek has been, is, and shall be a celebration of exploration, cooperation, and a hopeful future.
It has always imagined a future where transphobia, homophobia, anti-Blackness, racism, ableism, sexism, xenophobia, gun violence, and militant individualism have been left long in the past in favor of a more perfect union where everyone in society is treated with equity and inclusion for a sense of true belongingness. It posits, simply, that we are stronger together. Star Trek gives fans hope, and that is important because it’s not always easy to find hope in everyday life.
Today, we invite you to read some of the linked articles above in the spirit of IDIC and reflect: How are you being an ally following the model that Star Trek gives us? If you want to learn more about allyship, here’s an excellent summation: