November Dedicated Plate to Africatown Community Land Trust

AFRICATOWN COMMUNITY LAND TRUST with outline of Africa and the Space Needle

We had the privilege to host representatives of Africatown Community Land Trust (see ACLT’s website here) at UUC for our November dedicated plate collection this past Sunday, November 13, 2022. There is still time to support this plate collection via UUC’s giving page. (See below for details.)

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 initiatives and successes:  

  • The Liberty Bank Building at 24th and Union provides 115 affordable housing units and commercial space for Black entrepreneurs. 
  • Groundbreaking of the William Grose Center for Cultural Innovation, which will serve a hub for the development of next generation tech leaders within the Black community. Click here for a short video about this initiative.
  • Critical shelter beds and affordable housing are offered within ACLT’s facility 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.

To contribute to UUC’s plate collection for Africatown Community Land Trust, go to UUC’s giving page, select “Special plate” in the “Fund” box and note “Nov. 13 plate collection” in the memo line.

If you have any questions about Africatown Community Land Trust, please contact Jewels Mellen or Dave Mentz

UUC Social Justice Steering Committee

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