I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which I work and live. I recognize their continuing connection to land, water, and community.
I acknowledge that my home and place of work are situated in the Maryland region now called Baltimore on the traditional ancestral and unceded lands of the Piscataway, the Lenape, and the Susquehanna indigenous peoples. I honor all traditional custodians of this region.
I pay respect to the enslaved Afrodescendants who tilled and labored on this land, who were bought, sold, and self-emancipated on this land. I recognize a continuing struggle for liberation in the Baltimore region’s Black communities.
I acknowledge settler colonialism and enslavement as well as resistance and resilience.
I pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.