家庭旨在寻找“避风港”,’ 建立“自由之城”’ 对于黑人 97 乔治亚州英亩

Families aim to find 'safe haven,' build 'city of Freedom' for Black people on 97 乔治亚州英亩

Nineteen Black families who collectively purchased nearly 100 英亩 佐治亚州 they call thefuture city of Freedomwant to inspire a sense of ownership and leave a legacy for the next generation, founders Renee Walters and Ashley Scott told Fox News.

Walters and Scott call their project the Freedom Georgia Initiative and hosted aBig Black Campoutover Labor Day weekend to spread the word.

NORTH CAROLINA TECH COMPANY SWITCHES TO BLACK-OWNED COMMUNITY BANK FOR $ 3M ACCOUNT

The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in 肯塔基州乔治·弗洛伊德明尼苏达州sparked something in us to go out and do something — find a safe haven, a special place for us where we can go and relax and be free and breath,” Walters said.

查看照片:

The land, which is about two hours southeast of 亚特兰大, is a blank space for now. Walters and Scott envision it as a retreat center that will eventually include a tiny home retirement community and homes for thefounding families.

We are a very different group of people,” Walters said. “Some of us have children. Some of us are single. Most of us are married. Everybody has different professions. We’ve got entertainers, pastors, therapists, doctors.

SHERIFF’S DEPUTY FIRED AFTER VIDEO EMERGES OF VIOLENT ARREST OF BLACK MAN IN GEORGIA

Their goal is to build a manmade lake and farmhouse by the end of the year.

We’re dead last when it comes to wealth,” Scott said. “When it comes to the people who have been impacted the most by the pandemic, it’s Black American families.

When I look at ways to solve our problems, I think it’s important for the brightest talent in our community to have the resources, to have the space to think and to innovate,” 她继续.

PORTLAND MAYOR BANNING USE OF CS GAS

Freedom Georgia Initiative is about getting in the mindset to build generational wealth, Scott said.

We can’t ever get ahead if we’re not giving our children a step up,” 她说. “The upper level of power and leaders are w\White men, and that’s just the reality of America. … We can’t expect White men to solve Black woman and Black men problems because we have different perspectives. This is a chance for us to create a safe space for us to self-determine … what our communities need.

Scott and Walters are both mothers, and Walters said her teens arereally proudof Freedom Georgia Initiative.

A lot of people expect entertainers and musicians and things like that to influence our children, and I always say I’m my children’s biggest influence,” Walters said.

发表评论

您的电子邮件地址不会被公开. 必需的地方已做标记 *

*