PeoplesHub Workshop – Connect online as an individual

Black + Brown Community Healing Through Land

Healing our relationship with land is essential for Black and Brown folks who have faced intergenerational dispossession. Following the greatest single decline in Black homeownership and wealth in the nation’s history, many families are struggling. This workshop will explore the connection between healing and land, offer examples from Detroit of redistribution of public and private lands, and encourage knowledge exchange among participants.

Trainer: Antonio Cosme, Founder, SouthWest Grows & Beetroit Co-op

Training Length and Type:

90 minutes — Connect as an individual

Workshop Offered:

Thursday June 7, 2018

6:00-7:30pm EST / 3:00pm-4:30pm PST

This training is ideal for:

People of color who are interested in building power through land use—open to both new and established groups and individuals.

Training Outcomes


You’ll come away with:

  • An understanding of the historical and present context for land dispossession
  • An understanding of the connection between land and healing
  • Strategies for land use and reclamation projects where you live

What do you do to prepare?

Please choose a location with a strong internet connection, where you are able to speak and listen comfortably. You’ll need a laptop or desktop computer, and headphones.


PeoplesHub is committed to making trainings accessible, regardless of ability to pay. Our Workshop Trainers are some of the most experienced trainers and organizers who, like you, are working hard for change in their communities. In order to offer trainers fair compensation, the real cost of a PH workshop is $40/person. Please pay what you can afford. Our goal is to ensure our trainings are accessible and to allow folks to “pay it forward.” Thanks for your support! We look forward to learning with you.

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Trainer: Antonio Cosme

Antonio Cosme is an indigenous writer, public speaker, entrepreneur, educator, artist, bee keeper and farmer from Southwest Detroit. His work has been dedicated to lecturing, writing, and acting in opposition to the neoliberal assault on Detroit and water. His viral street art is featured in movies, articles and research papers. Antonio cofounded the Raíz Up, a xicano and indigenous hiphop collective using art as way to create consciousness and support movement. Beyond just resisting the abuse of public goods, Antonio works to transform his community through artistic and ecological community by way of his farm #swgrows and a beekeeping co-op #SWBeetroit.