Racial Justice

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The Land Stewardship Project believes that we can't have a healthy food and agricultural system in this nation without creating opportunities for all. Part of the Land Stewardship Project's mission is building healthy rural communities.

We believe in social justice for everyone—and that means even the newest members of our rural communities. And to attain a just society, we also need to explicitly talk about racial justice and racial equity. That certainly means helping long-established, conservation-minded, small- and mid-sized farms to survive and flourish. It means helping young farmers find land to rent or purchase. It means taking on the corporate powers that put profits ahead of the care of the land and the well-being of ordinary people. It also means ensuring that immigrant farmers and farmers of color have access to the same farming opportunities as white farmers, and that people of color and low-income people have access to fresh, local, healthy food.