My friend Mark Strandquist made this awesome pamphlet for thanksgiving! Please print and redistribute!
2 awesome recipes included as well for vegan pumpkin pie and vegan cornbread!
Hope you enjoy!
Thanksgiving is a terrible Holiday. It is no surprise it comes so close to Columbus day. Both of these holidays perpetuate the myths around the colonization of North America by Europeans. These myths suggest that the land was not occupied, the people living here did not have their own societies, the people here did not mind the Europeans invasion, the Europeans were kind or gentle people, the Europeans were victims, the Europeans were not racist and cruel, etc.
Thanksgiving needs to be transformed into a day of rememberance for the millions of indigenous people in North America who suffered and still suffer from genocide, rape, pillaging, theft, oppression, torture, degradation, cheating, cultural appropriation and more at the hands of whites. Solidarity with all indigenous peoples struggling for autonomy.
Christopher Columbus was a terrible person, who deserves no holiday. Next year we are pushing to celebrate Columbus day as Harriet Tubman day instead. The kids in our neighborhood suggested she might be a much more worthwhile person to celebrate.
As for Thanksgiving, I know of 2 people who are planning to fast on Thanksgiving, so as to avoid any participation in the gluttonous celebration of genocide. Someone else I know bakes vegan baked goods every year and hands them out and gets people to make hand turkeys and pledge not to eat turkey this Thanksgiving. I’m going to help him again this year, and probably hand out the food in front of the North Avenue Library.
Thanksgiving needs to be dismantled. Continue reading