Mission & Values

(Our Core Purpose, Why We Exist)

Black Zocalo is a *BIPOC-centered organization committed to uprooting racism and injustice in the food system by honoring reciprocal relationships with land through indigenous practices.   

Black Zocalo is a *BIPOC-centered land stewardship organization committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. 

We use the term BIPOC to highlight the unique relationship to whiteness that Indigenous and Black (African Americans) people have, which shapes the experiences of and relationship to white supremacy for all people of color within a U.S. context. We unapologetically focus on and center relationships among BIPOC folks.


Uprooting Racism from our food system- Seek, learn, share and affirm the distinct histories of BIPOC communities; and unlearn dominant narratives

Uplift Native and Black Humanity - Honor the legacies of Native and Black resistance to colonization and white supremacy; and actively examine how disparities and injustices uniquely affect Native and Black communities

Organize Your People – ‘Call in’ your communities to deeper understanding and empathy for all BIPOC communities with love and compassion

Build Intergroup Connections and Relationships – Build just relationships; and invest in one another’s liberation

Commit to Personal and Collective Healing – Practice both individual and community care; acknowledge ruptures and invite connection; and center healing and transformative justice