The Rad El Dub Community Land Trust (REDCLT) supports social justice in south Florida by guaranteeing affordable housing to activists, promoting sustainable agriculture, providing infrastructure to support community organizing, and offering sanctuary space to LGBTQ+ migrant detainees.
In these times of political, social, and environmental crisis, it is not enough to attempt piecemeal reforms to fundamentally broken systems. REDCLT recognizes the need for systemic transformation, and supports this by working to support projects that speak to the underlying causes behind social injustice.
Residents of the land trust’s houses and participants in our projects are usually multiply marginalized, responding to oppression based on race, income, sexuality, gender identity, citizenship status, and/or many other factors. Our sanctuary project recognizes this by focusing on LGBTQ+ migrants, who are often neglected by both mainstream immigrant and LGBTQ+ communities, while our residential communities respond by prioritizing housing for activists whose full participation in movements for social justice is constrained by multiple forms of marginalization.
Centering the Leadership of Frontline Communities
The most effective efforts for social change emerge from the people who are most impacted by the systems of injustice they are challenging. Our Board of Directors follows the leadership of the residents and participants in our projects, and the activities we prioritize are determined by the needs expressed by the broader frontline communities of which we form part.