Our work takes place on unceded, stolen land, taken from Indigenous people and shaped by the enslaved labor of Black people.
The human beings who were enslaved in Washington DC were forced to dedicate their labor to constructing building and space in DC. The descendants of those enslaved people have not yet received justice or reparations for the harms perpetrated against them on this land.
This is Piscataway land. There are presently three tribes recognized by the State of Maryland: the Piscataway Indian Nation, the Cedarville Band of Piscataway Indians, and the Piscataway Conoy Confederacy. None are presently recognized by the federal government. We encourage each person reading this to learn about the lives of Piscataway people in what is now the greater DC region.
In recognizing the history of this land and the people who live here, it is our collective responsibility to critically interrogate the histories and afterlives of these events, and to honor, protect, and sustain this land and its people, a people that includes all of us.