Team Member


Fund Advisor

Sarah Bobrow-Williams is an activist and community planner committed to community-based organizing, participatory research, and decolonizing land-based practices and policies. She received her master’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of New Mexico and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Integrative Public Policy and Development from Tuskegee University. Her research concerns the impact of climate change, colonization, extractivism, and development on African American land loss, collectivism, and transnational migration. Her work with community-based institutions and organizations in northern New Mexico, the Sea Islands, the southern Black Belt and the Mississippi Delta has centered on arts-based practices, cooperative economic and ownership models, and the preservation of livelihoods rooted in the interdependence of human and ecological systems. Sarah serves on the boards of the Southern Rural Black Women’s Initiative for Economic and Social Justice, gloATL, the New Passage Foundation, the Georgia Cooperative Development Center, 4Walls International, and Tuskegee University’s Professional Agricultural Workers Conference. She is owner of Bobrow-Williams Group LLC community planning firm and JUSTice Pops social enterprise.

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The fund now welcomes funding from a broad array of donors to continue to support rural Black community self determination throughout the Black Belt region.