STAMP-MICA COVID-19 CLOSURE
posted on March 26, 2020
WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER
The health and safety of our campus community remain our highest priority.
STAMP offices will move online. Staff can be reached via phone or email during business hours Mon-Fri 8:30AM–5:00PM
To reach MICA Staff, please call 301-314-8600 or email email@example.com.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person MICA events for the semester have been canceled.
For updates on STAMP operations and access to our Staff Directory: go to stamp.umd.edu
For UMD updates: umd.edu/virusinfo
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.