August 3: Screening + Introduction to Community Land Trusts

Join the Northern Manhattan Community Land Trust Working Group for a screening excerpt of Arc of Justice, about an early community land trust in Georgia.

A community land trust could provide a mechanism to fight displacement and preferential rent; quality housing affordable to current residents; and community control. Please join us to find out more about how we can use this model of housing and land ownership to provide permanently affordable housing for our community!

Arc of Justice follows the story of New Communities, Inc., a project founded by leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in Albany, Georgia to secure economic independence for African Americans through the establishment of the first African-American owned community land trust. For 15 years, NCI cooperatively farmed nearly 6,000 acres, the largest tract of land in the United States owned by African Americans at the time, but racist opposition prevented them from implementing plans to build 500 affordable homes as part of their community land trust. In 2010, after a 25 year class-action lawsuit and recently purchased a 1600-acre former plantation to continue the project’s initial mission.

There will be more screenings, events, and info sessions to follow. For more information, please email info@wordupbooks.com, and we will pass along your contact information to the building NMCLT mailing list. 

Screening + Introduction to Community Land Trusts
Thursday, August 3, 2017 – 7 – 8:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop

2113 Amsterdam Avenue
New York NY 10032

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