About Our BIPOC Elders
In the United States Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) have a history of exclusion. They’ve suffered restrained opportunities for developing wealth, owning land and businesses, personal freedoms, health and wellness, nutrition, and clean-fresh air.
It should come as no surprise that our Elders of Color have lived through so much more degradation than our younger generations, who still suffer but are making small headways. Our BIPOC Elders have suffered countless atrocities throughout time to the present.
As our population grows in the United States our elders are getting left behind. They are valuable to our society and hold priceless knowledge and wisdom. The Grandmothers’ Village Project seeks to remedy many of these atrocities.
WHAT MASSACHUSETTS SHOULD KNOW!
There will be more baby boomers retiring in the next year than ever before. In the third quarter of 2020, about 28.6 million Baby Boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – reported that they were out of the labor force due to retirement. More distinct are those in the Northeast (Pew Research, 2020).
While many will be okay, there are many more who will not be able to make ends meet. As boomers age, they also face a number of decisions about where to live. If their future unfolds as they expect, Massachusetts stands to lose a lot of boomers to other states. More than one-third of boomers (35%) say they want to leave the state for their retirement years. This translates roughly to 650,000 people, or 10 percent of the state’s population.
For those who cannot afford to relocate, low-moderate income and marginalized folks, will pay the cost in both finances and health due to fossil fueled utilities, rising food costs, rising rents, and an unmatched cost of living will mean more elders in need of services, housing, healthy foods, health care, and community.
Justice in the Works:
♥ Organic Food Sovereignty
♥ Green Homes
♥ Open land
♥ Net-Zero Energy Use (Off Grid)
♥ Organic and Alternative Wellness and Healthcare
♥ Education and Training
♥ Regenerative/Organic Farm & Winter Greenhouse
♥ Retreat Center / Sanctuary
♥ Animist Community (Reverence for Nature)
♥ Welcoming Community and Relationships for all marginalized people including 2SLGBTQIA+ of every persuasion.