During Black August, we honor the Black freedom fighters, activists, revolutionaries, and political prisoners who have lost their lives in the fight for the liberation of Black people. Liberation includes space for Black communities to thrive and grow, but Black people have lost out on generations of land-based wealth - starting with the broken promise of land for the emancipated slaves. Black people were forced into sharecropping, and Black farmers today are still discriminated against and pushed off their land.
40 Acres and a School is an initiative through Done For DiDi, Inc to purchase land in Massachusetts designated as a safe place for Black people to build a community around community grown food, community led schooling for Black children, and stable housing for Black people in need of shelter.
We want YOU to help us make that dream a reality! Join us for Photosynthesis - a Plant-Based Calendar Photo Contest for Reparations! It’s as simple as snapping a photo of growing food, paying your entrance fee, and submitting your photo. We will post your photo on Instagram and tag you along with our hashtag. Then tell your friends, your followers, your neighbors to get on Instagram and vote!!!
We’ll be making a calendar from the top 12 photos by number of votes (top vote gets their photo on the cover of our calendar) + one Judges choice photo chosen from the remaining photos that didn’t make the top 12! The calendar will be available for sale (or you can pre-order with a higher entry fee!), with all proceeds going to 40 Acres and a School.
Excited to join but not sure what to take a photo of? A few suggestions: your favorite fresh fruits or vegetables, your farm plot or garden plot, your patio or window potted foods or herbs. Think bright colors and interesting angles to make your photo appealing and vote-worthy! We’re excited to see what you come up with!