Arc of Justice
Arc of Justice traces the remarkable story of New Communities, Inc. (NCI), the inspiration for hundreds of community land trusts that have been created across the USA and around the globe.
NCI was created in 1969 by leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in southwest Georgia to help secure economic independence for African American families. For fifteen years, NCI cooperatively farmed nearly 6,000 acres of land in the face of attacks by local racists and refusals by federal agencies to provide grants or loans. Its land was lost to foreclosure in 1985, but 25 years later NCI was given new life from a successful class action lawsuit brought by hundreds of African American farmers against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Introduction and post-screening discussion facilitated by John Emmeus Davis, the film’s Co-Producer and co-founder of Burlington Associates.
April 20, 2017
6pm – 8pm
2027 West Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Event is free! Reserve tickets at:
More info: (612) 594-7150 or email@example.com.
Bonus screening of Street of Dreams will follow discussion.