MACLT – Celebrating 25 years!

5:30-7:30PM, Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Urban League of Greater Madison

2222 S. Park St.

Madison, WI

Contact Andy with questions at 443-9227.


In 2016, MACLT is celebrating our 25th year of preserving homeownership opportunities and open land for current and future generations. Please celebrate with us from 5:30-7:30PM on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the Urban League of Greater Madison, 2222 S. Park St., #200, in Madison. Dinner and beverages will be provided!

The RSVP deadline to join us for dinner has passed, but you are welcome to join us for the screening of “Arc of Justice”. RSVP to by 3:00PM Tuesday, November 15th. 

Arrive to the Urban League between 6:30-6:45PM to hear from John Davis and watch the screening of “Arc of Justice”.

Beginning at 6:15 we’ll hear from a number of speakers and partners who have played, and continue to play, key roles in the success of MACLT. Perhaps the world’s foremost expert on Community Land Trusts, John Emmeus Davis, will be joining us from Burlington, VT.  Mr. Davis will present the Midwest premier of a new short film he recently co-produced, called “Arc of Justice“.

“Arc of Justice” traces the remarkable story of New Communities, Inc., a story of racial justice, community organizing, and perseverance in the face of enormous obstacles.

NCI was started in 1969 by leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in southwest Georgia to help secure economic independence for African American families. For fifteen years, NCI cooperatively farmed nearly 6000 acres of land in the face of racist attacks and refusals by federal agencies to provide grants or loans. Its land was lost to foreclosure in 1985, but 25 years later NCI was given new life as a result of a successful class action lawsuit brought by hundreds of African American farmers against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Indeed, the Community Land Trust model evolved from the Civil Rights Movement. As we reflect on MACLT’s first 25 years, and contemplate the birth of what has become an international CLT movement, let us celebrate our accomplishments and milestones as we focus on the work of the next 25 years and beyond.