Note from the Creative Works Team

Though this is a platform for scholarship that hopes to promote open access to knowledge, the Creative Works team fully acknowledges that simply stating ‘open access’ does not change the systems of institutionally, inequity, and colonialism that higher education standards are built upon. This resource hopes to lessen the digital divide by providing access to scholarship, but we acknowledge that the materialities of creating digital scholarship do not always contribute to solving the inequities that the digital divide is built upon: our digital technology contributes to the empire of capitalism, and we hopes that these stories inspire ways for change.

We acknowledge, above all, that these ideas and projects were created upon the land of the yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini, Northern Chumash Tribe of San Luis Obispo County and Region in whose homelands we are guests.