Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Land Acknowledgment
When our institution’s namesake formally agreed to permit his name to be used by Albert Einstein College of Medicine, it was with the understanding that the new medical school would “welcome students of all creeds and races.” As an institution founded on this principle of inclusivity, we continue to seek to expand our legacy of equity and social justice for all.
We appreciate that we are located on Lenape (luh-nah-pey) homelands and waterways and are grateful for the resources that land offers us in pursuing our goals and ideals. We acknowledge that Indigenous peoples are the original stewards of the land we live and work on and that there has been a violent displacement, dispossession, and erasure of Indigenous people in the Bronx and beyond. We recognize the unique challenges and injustices that Indigenous peoples have faced historically and still encounter today, we honor the diverse cultures and histories of Indigenous peoples, we seek to increase our awareness and understanding of their cultures and communities, and we work to eliminate injustice in our educational and professional environment.
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