Juneteenth 2020

Fundraising Launch

On Juneteenth, the Acres of Ancestry Initiative/Black Agrarian Fund launched our fundraising campaign.  All donations from Beloved Community support our mutual aid ecosystem rooted in restorative land justice.  The Acres of Ancestry Initiative/Black Agrarian Fund is developing the bones to become a self-sustaining ecosystem guided by our Ancestors’ value paradigm of collective land tenure, spirit-culture reclamation, and ecological harmony.  In the words of June Jordan, “we are the ones we have been waiting for.”

“So the brother in black offers to these United States the source of courage that endures, and laughter. High John de Conquer. If the news from overseas reads bad, if the nation inside seems like it is stuck in the Tar Baby, listen hard, and you will hear High John de Conquer treading on his singing-drum. You will know then, that no matter how bad things look now, it will be worse for those who seek to oppress us. … White America, take a laugh from out of our black mouths, and win! We give you High John de Conquer.” – Zora Neale Hurston, “High John De Conquer” In The American Mercury (1943)