Land in Black Hands

Our annual conversation to explore Black land access, ownership, sovereignty strategies in our region and how to implement them locally through KLT initiatives.

LIBH2020

During Black History Month In 2019 we launched our first annual Land in Black Hands event (in collaboration with the Hudson Valley Farm Hub and Scenic Hudson) and, after a second event during same time in 2020 where we asked what ideas community members of color have for land access and ownership.

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New

Dedicated Fund for Land in Black Hands

9/7/2020: Shaniqua discusses Land In Black Hands Program on Radio Kingston's "No One Like You" show (listen here!)

Next steps 

A Land in Black Hands working group will be convened to turn ideas into reality through use of the funds raised. 

Excerpt of Notes from LIBH 2020

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Resources

  • Black Farmer Fund

    The mission of Black Farmer Fund is to create a thriving, resilient, and equitable food system by investing in black food systems entrepreneurs and communities in New York. The Black Farmer Fund will also serve as a bridge for black communities to participate in creating a food system that benefits those within and outside of black communities.

    Reparations Map by Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust

    The food system was built on the stolen land and stolen labor of Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian and people of color. Members of the Northeast Farmers of Color Network are claiming our sovereignty and calling for reparations of land and resources so that we can grow nourishing food and distribute it in our communities. The specific projects and resource needs of farmers of color are listed here. 

    Conservationists of Color

    An affinity group for people of color who believe in protecting the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land we love while creating healthy, thriving communities. 

Latest News

On Sunday, February 17, 2019 Black History Month Kingston, in partnership with the Kingston Land Trust, The Hudson Valley Farm Hub and Scenic Hudson presented The Possibility of Land in Black Hands, a discussion about land access and economic development strategies in black communities.

Speakers shared their experiences...