Racism demands our full and immediate attention
- posted on: June 5, 2020
- posted by: Robin Crowder
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Hello all – Racism demands our full and immediate attention. Black people must be able to live without fear. Racism leads not only to violence but exacerbates pervasive problems related to inadequate health care, access to education, job opportunities, disproportionate incarceration, neighborhoods of choice, fresh food and more. We must acknowledge, challenge and reform entrenched systemic privileges and biases in all these areas.
At 21 Acres we vow to advance our work for climate, food, racial, and social justice. We practice land stewardship through the lens of agroecology and will prioritize and contribute to anti-discrimination solutions within our food system. We will push ourselves to grow as individuals and look for new ways to come together with our community to support people of color and to address inequities. We will share with you when we stumble and make strides toward progress. When you see an action we can take, let us know.
We are sending love and compassion during these challenging times.
Robin Crowder & Liesl McWhorter
Co-Directors, 21 Acres
If you would like to learn and do more, review this resource list. Please also consider supporting the work of these local organizations:
Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County: The core activists and organizers of BLM Seattle King County is a group of Black and other people of color focused on dismantling anti-black systems and policies of oppression.
Solid Ground Seattle: Solid Ground works to end poverty and undo racism and other oppressions that are root causes of poverty.
Black Farmers Collective: The Black Farmers Collective is a group of urban food system activists dedicated to providing opportunities to improve the health of our communities through all aspects of the food system.