posted on March 30, 2020
This week we launched our #MICAmomentsofjoy social media campaign focused on inspiring joy and sharing our joy. MICA staff will share their moments of joy on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays on Instagram. We invite others to share with us when they find joy, peace, or fun distraction by posting using #MICAmomentsofjoy
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MICA Land Acknowledgment
posted on March 06, 2020
Every community owes its existence and strength to the generations before them, around the world, who contributed their hopes, dreams, and energy into making the history that led to this moment. Some were brought here against their will, some were drawn to migrate from their homes in hope of a better life, and some have lived on this land for more generations than can be counted. Truth and acknowledgment are critical in building mutual respect and connections across all barriers of heritage and difference.
At the office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA), we believe it is important to create dialogue to honor those that have been historically and systemically disenfranchised. So, we acknowledge the truth that is often buried: We are on the ancestral lands of the Piscataway People, who were among the first in the Western Hemisphere. We are on indigenous land that was stolen from the Piscataway People by European colonists. We pay respects to Piscataway elders and ancestors. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us together here today.