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To: Chicagoans of all backgrounds who support this change

Indigenous People's Day (must replace Columbus Day) in CPS, Chicago, Cook County AND Illinois State!

Indigenous People's Day (must replace Columbus Day) in CPS, Chicago, Cook County AND Illinois State!

Tell the Chicago Public Schools Board of Education & the City of Chicago that you SUPPORT the name change of the holiday from Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day (13 states and over 135 cities around the country have already done)!

Why is this important?

We must change Columbus Day to Indigenous People's Day to honor the true ancestors and descendants of this land. Columbus came looking for gold and enslaved, raped, kidnapped and killed Indigenous people. He was the first to kidnap people and take them across the ocean, officially beginning the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Chicagoans should NOT celebrate or honor him. Please sign our petition to tell the Chicago Public Schools and the city of Chicago that we want our holiday in October to honor Indigenous People's Day. Thank You!

Chicago, IL, USA

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Reasons for signing

  • A small but meaningful step in acknowledging the troubled pass and making way for future healing.
  • This is a good start to healing
  • Columbus did nothing for us.

Updates

2018-10-03 21:02:27 -0700

100 signatures reached

2018-08-01 22:41:16 -0700

50 signatures reached

2018-07-31 16:37:41 -0700

25 signatures reached

2018-07-31 09:49:34 -0700

10 signatures reached