Beyond Diversity to Liberation: Intentional Communities as platforms for social justice

In this workshop, we will explore the historical roots of black intentional communities movement highlighted by Jessica Gordon Nembhard in her book Collective Courage, and The Arc of Justice, which chronicles the remarkable journey of black farmers and the first land trust that grew out of the Civil Rights movement. We will also highlight visionary present-day community & co-housing projects that are grasping at the root causes of racialized displacement, environmental racism, and wealth inequality by building cooperative and participatory housing models that are led by communities of color, indigenous peoples, LGBTQ-identified communities and low-income communities. Among those is the Permanent Real Estate Cooperative, a scalable model that can raise funds through investments and is designed by its members.

Saturday Oct 7| 2pm| Hops Tipi

Presented by Marissa Ashkar