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Land Acknowledgment: We acknowledge that this beautiful land that we call our home was forcibly and violently vacated of its original and rightful caretakers, the Iswa (Catawba) and AniKituhwa (Cherokee) peoples who have lived as relatives to the land for millennia and, through resilience and persistence, despite generations of state-supported acts of removal and genocide, continue to do so. We also acknowledge that the systems we benefit from and participate in are built upon generations of stolen lives and labor of enslaved Afrikan peoples and their descendants. Our intent in this acknowledgment is to strive to be adequate guests and occupiers of this land and work for its return to Black and Indigenous hands, and liberation from so-called “real estate” and land “ownership”. The ideas of Doctrine of Discovery, Manifest Destiny, and seeing the earth and all inhabitants as capital to be exploited, have ravaged peoples, cultures, and ecosystems for far too long. Learn more about the Indian Removal Act that dispossessed entire peoples while continuing to benefit us, as the settler-colonizers who live here today. Learn about and support the Cherokee peoples in Oklahoma and North Carolina. Learn about engaging Beyond Land Acknowledgment. Especially with the coming second annual Juneteenth federal holiday, learn more about what it means to be the beneficiaries of a violent settler-colonial imperialist project and ways to imagine a better world, through organizing and groups such as The Racial Justice Coalition of Asheville.

Golden hour during the May PODluck at the picnic tables. 

The June Podluck Is On!


The weather will hopefully stay clear between 6 and 9 this evening for our monthly outdoor PODluck, but be prepared for rain, as will we! Bring your own picnic dinner or a dish to share, depending on your comfort level. And pack a mask in case you need to pop inside for the restroom. Drinks will be provided. Feel free to bring friends, family, and fellow end-of-life colleagues, but please leave pets at home. There is a ramp for wheelchair access into the first floor of the house as needed, and please reserve parking at the house for those needing to park close.
TONIGHT, Wednesday June 15th, from 6-9pm
34 Blue Ridge Ave in West Asheville

Holding Space was created to improve the quality of life and death for those with a terminal illness and their caregivers by offering support to meet basic needs, connect with community and create meaning.

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