Movement for Black Lives. Cleveland, OH. July 24-26, 2015

Published July 19th, 2015 by

Please join us – and thousands of others from across the U.S. — at the Movement for Black Lives National Convening in Cleveland, OH.M4BL

In addition to attending the conference session, Mistinguette Smith and Tavia Benjamin will present our workshop  on Black/Land in Cleveland.

This workshop is NOT about urban agriculture! This workshop is for any black  Clevelander who has ever owned a home in Glenville; loved a neighborhood on the West Side; tilled a garden in a backyard in East Cleveland; skateboarded across the Mall downtown; or fished in Lake Erie.

This interactive workshop  begins with a short look at the unique history of black people’s relationships to land in Cleveland’s history :

Did you know that the first black Clevelander was a well-to-do landowner?


Which black Cleveland suburb has a micro-climate uniquely suited for orchards?


When did Cleveland’s business and residential neighborhoods become racially segregated?


Then, we will  discuss and map out how we would like to see land in our communities used in the future. These rich conversations weave together people who might otherwise not have met, and generate new ideas for how we can construct relationships to land and place.


Whether you attend our workshop, or have a conversation with us over lunch , we can’t wait to see you there!



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29th Annual Civil Liberties and Public Policy Conference. Hampshire College, April 10-12, 2015

Published February 22nd, 2015 by

Join the Black/Land Project at the  2015 CLPP Conference From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom.  Registration is open now.CLPP15

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DC Woolly Mammoth Theater event. 21 Feb 2015

Published February 21st, 2015 by

Join Black/Land and Outdoor Afro for a pre-show mixer at Woolly Mammoth Theater’s production of “Cherokee” Tix are only $25 if you use “Land” as your purchase code.snip1





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Otelia Cromwell Day, Smith College. November 6, 2014. Northampton, MA

Published May 27th, 2014 by
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Race, Food & Justice. April 4-5th, 2014. Cleveland,OH.

Published March 25th, 2014 by

race food Justice LogoEnvironmental Health Watch in collaboration with Rid-All Green Partnership, and Case Western Reserve University Social Justice Institute will come together once again to present the Race, Food & Justice Conference. The theme for 2014 is Analyzing the Urban Food Movement through a Social Justice Lens. The two day conference will be held at Case Western Reserve University, April 4th – 5th, 2014.

On Saturday, April 5th, Allison Guess and Mistinguette Smith of The Black/Land Project will offer a Desire Mapping workshop. This is an opportunity for black Clevelanders to reflect on how they want to see land used in their communities in the future.

This workshop is sold out, although tickets for the Friday plenary may still be available here.

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