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Dance Like There’s No Climate Change

April 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am

Proceeds of this show will help Dynamite Hill-Smithfield Community Land Trust buy tools for their Urban Agriculture effort

{Doors 7pm | Show 8pm}

>>> music <<>> raffle prizes <<>> art auction <<<
Kat Tracey
Sara Rbrsn
– Email anna@diybirmingham.com if you’d like to contritute to the art auction –

The Dynamite Hill – Smithfield Community Land Trust is a community land trust initiated by Susan Diane Mitchell, a 24-year resident of Birmingham. For Susan and her family of nine children, Dynamite Hill is home, and it’s a home with a rich and vibrant history that deserves cultural preservation and recognition.

“Dynamite Hill” is an important neighborhood in Birmingham’s history. This area of Smithfield earned its nickname site of numerous bombings against black citizens of Birmingham by the Ku Klux Klan and others because these black residents were moving into the area after segregated zoning laws were overturned in 1950. The Angela Y. Davis family home at the top of Dynamite Hill is a central feature of this community, and serves as a constant source of visual inspiration from the view of Susan’s porch across the street. Angela Y. Davis is a personal heroine for Susan, and her inspired writings on the liberation of black people have informed much of Susan’s graduate studies.


In 2014, the Birmingham City Council and Mayor approved a Comprehensive Plan for the redevelopment of Birmingham. The City of Birmingham suggested the creation of Community Land Trusts, which can be found in sections 8.11 and 8.12 of the Comprehensive Plan.

In May 2015, the Birmingham City Council and the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham (RPC) adopted the Western Area Framework Plan to develop three communities (Smithfield, West End, and 5 Points West). Within this plan, Magic City Agriculture Project worked with community leaders and the RPC to include Community Land Trusts into the “Affordable Housing” section of the plan (page 26 of the Western Area Framework Plan).The RPC recommended Magic City Agriculture Project as a partner in the implementation of that plan.


April 21, 2017
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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TrimTab Brewing Company
2721 5th Ave S
Birmingham, AL 35233 United States
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