Indigenous People's Day Campaign
Columbus Day MUST be replaced by Indigenous People's Day! Minnesota, Alaska, Vermont, & South Dakota have made this change. MANY dozens of cities have done it. It's TIME for CPS (and then Chicago!) to do the same! (Here's a partial list as of Oct 2017 - http://time.com/4968067/indigenous-peoples-day-columbus-day-cities/
The CPS Board of Education needs to hear from a large number of people (students, families, teachers, staff, community members) at each of the next board meetings!
We need volunteers to SPEAK at the Sept 26th Board meeting, and monthly (Oct 24, Nov 21, Dec 19, Jan 23, Feb 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, Aug 28) until this change is made.
Please volunteer if you're able, and share with your networks! (An online petition will follow shortly!)
We want to see HOW MANY signatures (paper AND online) we can collect to show CPS that there are a HUGE number of supporters for the renaming of Columbus day as Indigenous People's Day!
If you have questions, please contact Sarah at [email protected]