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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 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


3rd Wednesday Potluck

This Wednesday, November 16th, 4-7pm! Chilly weather brings us indoors* for our monthly Holding Space Potluck. Implementing earlier winter hours from 4-7pm. Bring a friend, a dish to share, or a personal picnic, but please leave pets at home.

* This will be our first indoor event in over 2 years, so we ask that you please refrain from attendance if you are feeling at all unwell or have been exposed to anyone exhibiting symptoms of illness. Eating outdoors and masking indoors will be optional.
34 Blue Ridge Ave in West Asheville

Have a great month, and we hope to see you at the PODluck on Wednesday, November 16th!

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