The Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center recognizes the territory of the Kumeyaay whose lands were colonized by Europeans and are occupied by the State of California. We acknowledge the actions of our past, our present, and how these actions have developed systems of oppression rooted in settler colonialism that marginalized disenfranchised peoples.
We condemn the acts of evil including genocide and forced assimilation done in the name of white supremacy and the continued oppression of Indigenous peoples on the unceded lands that belongs to them throughout the Americas. The Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center vision is to work in rectifying these wrongs and to provide a community space for dialogue and education. As part of the deeper legacy established by the Chicano Park Steering Committee and the park takeover, we will join in the struggle to dismantle all legacies of violence and work to support and empower those who have been marginalized in our nation and the world. It is our goal to continue the process of decolonizing the mind and proactively integrating this process through our words and actions.
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