Welcome to Global Communities!

Reflection & Acknowledgement

We invite you to take a moment to reflect on and acknowledge the history of genocide and the current thriving rich culture and traditions of our Indigenous colleagues, students, and neighbors. The land that the University of Maryland and Dorchester Hall resides on today is home to the Piscataway tribe. Truth and acknowledgment are critical in building mutual respect and connections across all barriers of heritage and difference. Such statements become truly meaningful when coupled with authentic relationships and sustained commitment. We, therefore, commit to moving beyond words into programs and actions that fully embody a commitment to Indigenous rights, respect, and equity. We encourage you to use a resource like Native-land.ca to learn more and read about land acknowledgments from the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture.

Group of global communities sitting with program Director, Dr. Virginia Haufler at the Nataional Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Fountain