Dedicated Plate to Africatown Community Land Trust
Sunday, January 9
We are excited to feature the Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) for our monthly second Sunday dedicated plate collection on January 9. Recognizing the dramatic, long-standing effects of bias in housing and gentrification, ACLT’s mission is to acquire, develop and steward land in Seattle to empower and preserve the Black Community. Examples of ACLT’s recent successes:
- The Liberty Bank Building at 24th and Union provides 115 affordable housing units and commercial space for Black entrepreneurs.
- Shelter beds and affordable housing will be offered within a one-block project at 16th and Yesler.
Working with partners, ACLT deploys an established, effective land trust model to address critical equity issues at a systemic level. ACLT strives to create a thriving Black Seattle, block by block, program by program, and business by business. You can learn more in their 2020 Annual Report.
Please join others from UUC in supporting this important and impactful effort to transform our community.
UUC Social Justice Steering Committee