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STATE OF AFRICATOWN 2024

Africatown Community Land Trust Announces 'State of Africatown 2024': Building Our Legacy Together’ on March 2, 2024 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute [Seattle, WA] - Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) is excited to announce the 2024 State of Africatown: Building Our Legacy Together. This highly anticipated event will be held at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute on Saturday, March 2, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, with a reception following from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM. Celebrating over a decade of convening, SOA 2024 is not just an event; it's a symbol of our community's enduring strength and unity. What began as a listening session with newly elected Mayor Ed Murray in 2013 has evolved into an essential annual gathering that highlights the strength and unity of our community. This year, we focus on our commitment to moving forward with the vision for Black Seattle with the theme "Building Our Legacy Together." The event will feature presentations on the impactful work being done in our community and the direction we are heading in 2024 and beyond. SOA 2024 will intentionally spotlight several key moments, including the Induction of the Elder of Distinction, a showcase of our youth, and the annual State of Africatown address, which will be followed by comments from Seattle's Office of the Mayor. This event is a vital platform for discussion, focusing on practical steps towards a more inclusive Seattle and exploring the essence of true partnership and creating equitable development opportunities in our community. As an organization focused on empowering and impacting community, ACLT remains a beacon of hope, tackling challenges such as gentrification and displacement head-on. Our work is dedicated to building and maintaining space for our community, ensuring stability and security through affordable housing and community spaces, and keeping the spirit of the Central District alive and thriving. As we prepare for this significant event, we invite community members, media, grassroots activists, and all interested parties to join us in both celebrating our achievements and planning for the future. Together, we are not only reminiscing about our past but also actively designing the roadmap for our shared future. RSVP: https://bit.ly/SOA2024 For more information visit www.africatownlandtrust.org/soa2024/. About Africatown Community Land Trust: Africatown Community Land Trust works for community ownership of land in the Central District to support the cultural and economic thriving of people who are part of the African diaspora in the Greater Seattle region. The board is comprised of real estate professionals, business executives, entrepreneurs, and long-time community members from the Central District.

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