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Moment of Silence and Town Meeting Observing Indigenous Peoples' Day
Start Date: 10/9/2017Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Date: 10/9/2017End Time: 1:30 PM

Event Description:

Declared as a 'national holiday', Columbus Day focuses national attention and praise towards a man who despite journaling the generous hospitality of the Tainos, begun the continual genocide of indigenous peoples and culture. To actively denounce Columbus Day, is not only to denounce the man, but also the systems that maintain the low socio-economic status, and contemporary traumas of Native Americans. It is to denounce the perpetuation of the myth that Indigenous peoples have contributed nothing, and are only remembered in relation to Columbus.

Please join LHM in a campus-wide 'town' meeting on Parrish Lawn to hold a moment of silence for the millions of indigenous lives lost and parts of indigenous culture erased, as well as the active acknowledgement of the presence, and importance of Native Americans today.
Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Outdoor Areas
Room: Parrish Lawn
Contact Information:
Name: Cindy Lopez
Phone: 8323982971
Email: clopez1@swarthmore.edu
Open To
Swarthmore Campus Community

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