Anti-Thanksgiving Protest Lecture Event Set For Thanksgiving Day

Wed, Nov 21, 2012

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Does the uncritical celebration of the national mythology surrounding Thanksgiving leave you bloated and blown up like a Macy’s Day parade float? How about the historical denial of settler colonialism? Nauseating much? Like the bubble gut feelings after gorging on too much stuffing and gravy drenched pavo? If so, alternatives do exist. There is, of course, the annual social network sharing by activists of the article by University of Austin, Texas Professor of Journalism Robert Jensen explaining why he no longer celebrates Thanksgiving — not even in a redefined manner. After Jensen raises the question “once we know, what do we do?, he wrote then of wishing he had the option of “participating in a public event that resists Thanksgiving.” Well, for naranjeros, there is just that…

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