The SUSU Healing Collective is committed to dismantling systems of oppression and embodying the world we envision for our people. Please find different ways to support our work below:
BIPOC Land and Food Sovereignty Fund
“If you give a hungry man food, he will eat it. [But] if you give him land, he will grow his own food.” – Fannie Lou Hamer
Help us purchase land for Black and brown farmers in Vermont!
Visioning a sustainable, food secure future for our people, we are looking for ways to cultivate food ourselves. A future where Black and brown people in Vermont can come together to live, heal and thrive.
Which to us, means purchasing land for farming, gardening and intergenerational healing.
A space that is stewarded by Black and brown people, a place of safety, connection, and healing.
Our vision is to build healing and nourishing spaces for our people and our children in the here and now but our vision is long-range as we look to the future. A future where food sovereignty is guaranteed to the next generations of Black and brown people in Vermont.
We have been looking at Soul Fire Farm and Freedom Farm as a model for what we envision creating here in brattleboro. A place to connect our children and our people back to the land, a place to heal and reclaim our stories and the wisdom our ancestors left for us. A place to build black futures right here in our own community and create safety.
Help us realize this dream by donating to our fund.
We are in the very beginning stages of a long term vision which will require learning about land trusts and ways for us to secure land for the future.
Love us alive, don’t idolize us when we die. Protecting black futures and people means creating spaces for us to THRIVE while we are alive not waiting for us to die.