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Rethinking Columbus Day

Wanted: Christopher Columbus flyer

Is it possible to “discover” a land when sophisticated native communities have already existed for hundreds, if not thousands, of years? Celebrated close to the national celebration of “Columbus Day,” Rethinking Columbus Day is an opportunity to examine some of the histories that are not often addressed in our high school textbooks.

Through visual presentations, poetry and spoken word readings and a candle light vigil, we host a day of reflection on what really happened in 1492 and how it has shaped our understanding of many political issues affecting the U.S. today.


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