#Tierra & #Libertad Panel at #AMC2013

@HAFADC and other AMC attendees were live tweeting the Tierra & Libertad (Land & Liberty) Panel, a part of the #ResearchJustice Track about justice-led research methods.
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  2. Starts now! “@hafadc: presenting about how black people transcend historical trauma as organizing.

  3. Learning about urban land grabs aka primitive accumulation

  4. “The main land grabbers are governments, financial institutions, and agribusiness”-Tristan Quinn-Thibodeau

  5. From : not healing or responding to historical trauma, but transcending it.

  6. : hist trauma frame = naming the injury creating a recovery process for transcending generational effects.

  7. question: What unanswered questions do we have about historical trauma?

  8. Historical trauma- perpetual grieving for damage done to a group, affects those w/ indirect experience of original trauma.

  9. What does historical trauma look like when it shows up? survivor guilt & fixation on past trauma.

  10. Historical trauma, very real. instagram.com/p/a1b9c_v1o5/

  11. Healing & releasing fixation to trauma & guilt is essential for black communities to then organize for structural change.

  12. As in our wellness space RT : : creating a recovery process for transcending generational effects.

  13. Different kinds of historical trauma – land based for Afro-descendants is focus

  14. just served some amazing knowledge on historical trauma

  15. Historical trauma frame from will help me transcend gender-based violence. Great workshop

  16. Malik Yakini, Detroit Black Food Security: Land ownership is a product of (neo)colonialism, racism an white supremacy.

  17. “Earth as a commodity is a direct result of colonialism and white supremacy”-Malik Yakini

  18. “This system of unbridled capitalism results in the land grabs we see”- Malik Yakini

  19. “Vacant land” in Detroit is home to vibrant ecosystems. Capitalists see land for development.

  20. Between 1950 and 2010 in Detroit there was intentional disinvestment in city intentional investment in suburbs/freeways

  21. Within capitalism there’s no perfect solution, but Detroit is exploring community land trusts.

  22. Honest, vulnerable ??s: Can we create accountable community land trusts? Is ownership the goal?

  23. This is part of building power. We could get a grant to buy land, but it won’t change power relationships

  24. Audience ? S: Do legal tools used for ownership reinforce ownership structures that are unjust?

  25. Now at , Philly Public Interest Law sharing their community lawyering around land use and food justice.

  26. Amy Laura at PILOP helps people use legal, advocacy tools by telling stories and teaching them the magic words. breadamc

  27. Gardens around for 12 years, 30 years, not notified when city puts parcels up for sale.

  28. Amy L: I do workshops with people telling them the legal ownership of lots. This information is not accessible t most folks

  29. A.L.: The perception in philly is “vacant” lots available to the highest bidder, but people are gardening in them

  30. Dusti, CAB member, asks why eminent domain is being used more by corporations than for public good. breadamc

  31. bit.ly/10EGQDk RT : Gopal: I’m talking about Occupy the Farm with movement generation

  32. Around time of housing crash, occupying housing became liberatory but also helped banks

  33. Gopal: echoing malik, we say “contradictions are inevitable, hypocrisy is intolerable” we want a JUST transition

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Zachari J. Curtis is Campaign Organizer for HAFA by day and farmer/beekeeper by dawn. Follow Zachari on Twitter @zorganizrcurtis and @hafadc

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