Resist Columbus Day Racism -- Pueblo, CO, October 11-12, 2015
Columbus Day began in Colorado, with the Colorado state government declaring it a state holiday in 1907. The holiday has nothing to to do with "honoring Italians." It has to do with celebrating, invasion, colonialism [Columbus' actual name was Cristobal Colon], and genocide against Native peoples. There is growing momentum to abolish the holiday, with several locations already having done so -- South Dakota, Seattle, Minneapolis, Berkeley, CA, with current efforts in other places, including Oklahoma City. We have a responsibility to abolish this racist holiday in its birthplace.