What is The Water Bear Cooperative Land Project?
The Water Bear Cooperative Land Project is a community center and land trust dedicated to programs of learning, healing, and building for the Black community. We want to establish a culture of holistic growth for several generations to come while paying homage to the cultures of our heritage. We know that our liberation is deeply tied to the land and our relationship with her. Black and indigenous folks have been dispossessed continuously and the harm that it has caused our communities are immeasurable. We are walking in the lineage of freedom fighters who understood this and fought back by collectivizing and creating alternatives to combat these forms of oppression.
We will focus on 4 critical areas to enact social change:
Mother Earth is dying and the ways we are living are unsustainable. We need new ways of being in relationship to the planet and have a responsibility to correct the harm we have caused. WBCLP will teach holistic stewardship through skil shares
Community Organizing & Cultural Programming
Restoration of the black psyche and community is imperative on both micro and macro levels. We believe that having a strong cultural identity and powerful community awakens a deep ability to be in our full agency and self-determine in ways that meet our needs.
Conflict Resolution & Peace Center
Living in unity and harmony with others must be learned and takes work. This requires more environments where we can learn and train in peacemaking, conflict resolution, communication, mediation, and transformative justice.
Healing & Retreat Center
Nestled in the hills of Middle Tennessee, our healing and retreat center will provide a much needed oasis for the soul. We need spaces to rest and rejuvenate mind, body, and spirit.
Resilient. Evolving. Survivors. Invincible .
WE ARE THE WATER BEAR!
Help Us Meet Our Fundraising Goals!
No Gift is Too Small
$0 - $1,000
While any donation will be received with love, we are asking contributors to give an initial $100 seed. DONATE, SHARE the link, and CHALLENGE your family and friends to match your donation.
Family, Organization, & Business Donations
$1,000 - $15,000
If you are a family, group, organization, or business looking to make a collective contribution to this project. This option is for you. Click the link below!
707 Main St. Ste 238, Nashville, TN 37206