“New Models for Creating Thriving Black Communities and Inclusive Cities” is a 4 part virtual conversation led by Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) and featuring community leaders doing impactful work across the country to discuss how we can advance equitable development locally in Seattle and nationwide. These conversations will cover the historic policies and practices that have negatively impacted Black neighborhoods and the work of community organizations like ACLT to implement reparative solutions focused on land ownership, affordable housing, Black entrepreneurship, and arts and culture.
Funds from this campaign series will go towards key real estate projects to fight displacement; small business development programming at the William Grose Center; and the integration of public art to foster greater community wellbeing in the Central District.
Africatown Community Land Trust is working for community ownership of land in the Central District that can support the cultural and economic thriving of people who are part of the African diaspora in the Greater Seattle region. The Africatown Community Land Trust board is comprised of real estate professionals, business executives, entrepreneurs, and other professionals and long-time community members from the Central District.