The Afrikatown Community Garden is a project of Qilombo Community Center geared towards the radical, creative engagement and incitement of our neighbors within the McClymonds/ “Ghosttown” district and our supporting revolutionary activist communities. Our neighbors are largely low income and/or houseless Black & Brown people; specifically we want to acknowledge our neighbors who reside in West Oakland’s “tent-city” where houseless peoples pitch tents and community members who live in the motels or low-come housing projects close to the community garden. Afrikatown Collective has been thinking through our slow but steady advancements towards liberating land and our peoples: We have reclaimed and liberated a plot of land to create an Indigenous permaculture-centered community garden that anyone can come and eat from; We have made sincere alliances with local Ohlone Indigenous peoples to reclaim Ho-chien as not only their ancestral land but their current land; We have put up murals that bring pride to the district we have created and self-organized, called Afrikatown, which captures the strength and sense of community we share with our neighbors. We are a land-based movement that reconceptualizes community control: we are the frontline community, Black and Brown, who gather and learn together as we face ecological and social crises. The next phase of our community garden is the TRUE investment in our community: the ownership of our community garden! Our goal is to ultimately create a culture where people not only include gardening in their daily lives and neighborhoods, but also feel equipped to live off of the land. Help of stop gentrification, help us inspire other cities to stop gentrification, DONATE TODAY to help us make history and put power back in our hands.
PLEASE DONATE TO THE HISTORY MAKING EVENT OF THE FIRST AFRIKATOWN IN OAKLAND.
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