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|Columbus Day and the Creation of Whiteness|
|Date||Monday October 10|
|Time||6:30 PM - 8:30 PM|
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|Glaser Center. 547 Mendocino Ave. Santa Rosa CA|
|carl.unitehere [at] gmail.com|
|Phone||707 338 5318|
Columbus Day and the Creation of Whiteness
A Racial Justice Dialogue
Monday, October 10th, 6:30pm
Glaser Center. 547 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa CA
October 10th, 1492, the day that the Arawak people discovered Christopher Columbus, is needless to say an important date in our history. But it also means different things to different people. On October 10th, 2011, the Racial Justice Allies of Sonoma County is sponsoring a discussion of "Columbus Day" (or "Indigenous Peoples Day" depending on who you ask). We will be talking about what this means for us today, how the myths of Columbus, the "discovery" of America, and the creation of whiteness continue shaping our realities in 2011, and how we can counter the dominant narrative that privileges white reality, history and culture over that of indigenous peoples and people of color.
"The mission of the Racial Justice Allies is to create a space where white people explore and take responsibility for racism and white privilege, develop anti-racist identities and practices, and work as allies for racial justice."
This event is FREE. This is a participatory event, so we expect all to come ready to listen, share and be willing to be challenged.
This event is wheelchair accessible