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Zenobia Jefferies: Don’t Trash Thanksgiving. Decolonize It

Despite the holiday’s false origin tale, we can celebrate with our families in ways that honor those whom the day originally dishonored. Ultimately, within our families and communities and schools, … Continue reading

November 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Laure-Anne Bosselaar: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving today.  Soaked with sleet. No sun for six days — six is the Devil’s number. I have looked through this window, at these American skies for 5 times 6 … Continue reading

November 22, 2018 · 4 Comments

Wyatt Massey: Your Uncle Said What? How to Talk About Social Justice With Your Family During the Holidays

Finding connection and engaging face to face is important social change work—especially during holiday gatherings. The dread of politically combative conversations during the holidays—or awkward ones at best—is as akin … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: The Natives and the Spaniards

A history lesson: John Green talks about relations between the early European colonists and the native people they encountered in the New World. In short, these relations were poor. As … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Arlene Weiner: An Oven Bird (with apologies to Robert Frost)

We’d eaten quite as much as we were able of the brown bird that stood mid-meal, mid-table. We’d carved and passed it. Some had taken seconds, and when we pushed … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cherokee Prayer of Thanksgiving

Ga lu lo hi gi ni du da Sky our grandfather Nu da wa gi ni li si Moon our grandmother E lo hi gi ne tse Earth our Mother … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 3 Comments

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