Village of Love and Resistance

Our mission is to co-create a cooperative
community in East Baltimore owned by Black and Brown
people. We seek to build this cooperative community
through the reclamation of land, healing, reconnecting and
building a base of community power.

Are you free enough to resist with love?

-Zenju Earthlyn Manuel


The Village of Love and Resistance (VOLAR) represents individuals with a collective experience of more than 75 years of living, working, worshiping, studying and playing in East Baltimore. We plan to not only rebuild a building as a community and wellness center, but to rebuild the surrounding area through engagement of the people and implementation of their vision. VOLAR is a non-profit tax exempt 501(c)(3) corporation in Maryland.


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