The People's Book of Land Reform
Many groups in this country have been engaged in land struggles over the
past five hundred years. We are inviting Indian nations and groups representing
people of color and social change to send us a concise description of
their people’s land struggles, historical and contemporary. If there is
a version commonly accepted by the group, this is the one that should
be used. Select descriptions that are written in plain language rather
than legalistic or highly academic versions. These descriptions will be
compiled into a book. You will be asked to send multiple copies of your
submission (100 - 300 copies) after we have reviewed your contribution.
We will then have 100 - 300 of the book for an initial distribution of
this volume. RDLN will include introductory materials.
Length of contributions: Two double sided sheets maximum are recommended
for a description of historical struggles, and one double sided sheet
for a description of current struggles.
Visual Materials: Please include maps, drawings, charts, and other visual
materials if you have them, because this will make the volume more inviting.
List of Readings: Since some people will want to know more about your
land struggles after reading your contribution, and since this material
may eventually be used in classroom settings or by reporters or policy
makers, include a list of recommended readings if you can.
Multicultural Land Reform Project: The goals of this project are to increase
awareness of land issues across cultural lines, to bring together diverse
groups working on this issue, and to develop resources and actions in
support of the efforts of people’s groups to retain and acquire land.
Please feel free to call and discuss this project with us.
Statement of Land
Challenge to Churches