Reparations

What is now known as Williamstown, MA, sits on the ancestral lands of the Moh He Con Neew people. After centuries of theft by white colonialists, the Moh He Con Neew people (most often referred to as the Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians) survive today with roughly 1,500 members. The tribe is federally recognized and has reservation land in Wisconsin. We dedicate at least 1% of our profit to community efforts of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community Band of Mohican Indians. 

Recognizing the centuries of current and past harm and violence to Black people in this nation we will also donate at least 1% of our profit to Black farmers and community garden initiatives that center Black people in our region

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

We choose to reckon. Because of the privilege we have as white people this is a choice, and we choose to reckon with the moral debts of our ancestors daily. Doing so financially is just part of our reckoning. We surround ourselves with a circle of accountability partners who call us on our shit and to whom we check in with regularly. This is an act of mutual aid, not one of additional burden to others. Our circle of accountability focuses on race, gender, sexuality, religion, and socio-ecomnomic status. Together we hold each other accountable in love and revolution.