Workshop: What Are You Going to Do with Your Family Land?
The Center will be participating in the "What Are You Going to Do with Your Family Land?" at Georgia College and State University on April 14. The workshop will cover African American land ownership and how prepare your deeds for the next generation.
African American landowners have always been the economic backbone of the African American community. Unfortunately, the community is losing land every year at a record rate. At the height of black land ownership, African Americans owned roughly 15 million acres in 1910, today African Americans own less than 3 million acres. Now more than ever, it is important that African Americans prepare to transfer their land to the next generation. Land is the most valuable possession any family can leave to the next generation but knowing how to utilize the land and what the possibilities are is very important. How can you use the land for healthy living? Health extends beyond just the physical, it also includes emotional and spiritual health. Land ownership plays a role in feeding the health of the whole person and sustaining the community. So ask yourself:
- Are my deeds clear so that I can have full access to the benefits of land ownership?
- What are we doing to maximize the profitability of our land?
- Have we prepared our family’s next generation to keep the land and know its value?
- Why is land necessary to create healthy people and healthy community?
- What is heir property?
- How is the possession of heir property causing problems in our family and what can we do about it?