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Washington NFL Team, Change the Name! Change the Mascot!
Date Sunday November 23
Time 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
Levi's Stadium
4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, California 95054
Event Type Other
A Northern California grassroots campaign to end the use of the racial slur as the mascot and name of the NFL team in Washington, D.C. will be re-launched November 23rd at 10:00 AM. The campaign calls upon the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell to end the use of the racial epithet and its hurtful reminder of Indigenous peoples ongoing mistreatment. We also aim to develop institutionalized Indigenous oversight with the NFL to promote healing and restorative justice caused by our exploitation.

The American Indian Movement-West, Sacred Sites Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes, Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, and others are organizing its largest grassroots demonstration in the San Francisco Bay Area. Diversity is welcomed, so join our efforts and become a part of history! Endorsements, organizations, volunteers, carpools, & event attendees are needed.

Rallies and protests will be happening at multiple Washington Team games and are being hosted by numerous grassroots groups and organizations in the following individual areas.

October 27 – Protest @ AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

November 2 - Rally @ TCF Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

November 23 - Protest @ Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California

December 28 - Rally @ FedexFail Stadium, Landover, Maryland
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Oct 21st, 2014 6:31 PM

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by Promote Education
Saturday Oct 25th, 2014 8:41 PM
The stupidity and contempt for education we see in San Francisco with the fixation with the local gambling racket known as "professional" baseball, which stinks the same as "professional" football, is a constant reminder that we need to GET RID OF ALL OF THEM. Changing the name and changing the mascot (there is no need for any mascot for this garbage) is like making a silk purse out of a sow's ear. We see the imbecile "fans" going to the games in various costumes sold by the team when we work in the Financial District, and are appalled that anyone would get dressed up in uniforms to sit in a stadium to get stinking drunk to watch grown men bat a ball around. Football is even worse since the athletes physically attack each other. Then, they pay a lot of money for junk food sold by poorly paid vendors who cannot afford to live in San Francisco, or anywhere at all; many are on food stamps. The icing on the cake is the parade for the gladiators of this Roman circus, in a society that gives people circuses instead of bread, just like Ancient Rome. This insane parade is when the City allows tons of paper to be thrown onto the ground DURING BUSINESS HOURS when we, the workingclass, are trying to work for a living. This writer stays home until 2 p.m. because having ONE MILLION SCREAMING IDIOT FANS outside my window is intolerable. The parade is preceded by a "celebration" the previous night or two by drunken hoodlums destroying our city. The idiot fans, both poor and not so poor, take their children out of school to see this garbage, which has ABSOLUTELY NO SIGNIFICANCE WHATSOEVER and provides no educational value. All of the restaurants in town are empty because no one want to come to a town where a riot is expected. Apparently, the City of San Francisco does not care. The buses are taken off the streets in all bar districts because one year, one of the drunken hoodlums destroyed one of our buses and nearly killed the driver and passengers.

The parents of the "A" students do not take their children out of school, and we all know who the "A" students are in San Francisco. (Hint: They refer to San Francisco as Gold Mountain.)
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