A Network to be Named
The Black Seed Network is a hub for community organizers and culture workers from Global Black Diaspora who work in the Movement Ecosystem for Black Liberation in Minnesota.
We exist to nourish, resource, and amplify the capacities of Black communities, organizers, and the formations they create to seek justice.
The Black Seed Network hosts two offerings open to organizers in our communities: The Black Seed Fellowship, and the Black Seed Fund. The Fellowship is a year-long peer-learning experience that is accompanied with an award of professional development funds that organizers can invest in developing collective projects and programs which secure our liberation. The Fund is a peer awarded grant disbursed to Black leaders across the state whose organizations and collectives(currently only 501(c)3s and (c)4s for fiscally sponsored organizations are eligible) who have been nominated by organizers and community members for the liberatory achievements and potential of their work. Funding is for general operations and leadership or organization development.
Symbolically the Black Seed provides us with medicine that allows us to breathe freely, metabolize trauma, and release anxieties sown into our bodies and spirits by this anti-Black society in which we struggle.
We take our name from this plant because we aim to embody its healing properties.
How to Connect With Us:
For any questions about the fund, please reach out to Duaba Unenra. ([email protected])
Program Officer, Headwaters Foundation for Justice
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Open Call: Mapping the Black Ecosystem (MN)
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Where are you in the Ecosystem? Who are you to the Ecosystem?
Published on November 8, 2021 by Duaba Unenra
A central metaphor for the Black Seed Network is contemplating Social Movements as Ecosystems, rather than Social Movements as Machines. As a Black population, we may not be one giant community, but we are many many different and interconne...