Engaging With Black Relationships to Land and Water

Black Like Water identifies, amplifies, and analyzes narratives and practices that highlight the significance of honoring Black relationships to the natural world. These pursuits include facilitating Black Surf Weeks, Black Ski Weekends, symposiums and conferences, and hosting Residencies and Fellowships.

Our work is collaborative. We partner with the UC San Diego Black Resource Center, Black Diaspora African-American Studies, UCSD Recreation, and the UCSD Colleges and look to further community partnerships.

Black Like Water seeks to promote healing, restoration, and sovereignty in ways that do the liberatory work of not only combating anti-blackness and  interrupting structural racism, but in manners that also celebrate the Black diaspora, acknowledge ancestral practices and knowledge, and imagine Black futures.