People across the U.S. have told us they want easy ways to connect locally through the USDAC. That’s why we started a network of local Outposts. An Outpost is a group committed to enacting USDAC values in their community.
The USDAC launched #HonorNativeLand, a campaign and call to action to spread the practice of acknowledging the original Native inhabitants of the land at the opening of all public gatherings. In this Salon, we’ll be joined by culture-bearers, leaders, and activists to discuss the practice of acknowledgment, how it fits into a larger framework of truth, decolonization, and reconciliation, and how to move beyond beyond acknowledgment in our organizations and communities.
We offer this platform to amplify ideas that can advance social healing and bring us closer to a future that countless Citizen Artists have told us they wish to inhabit: cultural democracy grounded in equity and engagement; full cultural citizenship, belonging without barrier; and deep respect for the right to culture—expression, participation, recognition—underpinning any just and caring society.