Fri, Nov 11|
Truthsgiving 2022 at The Englert Theater
Thanksqiving whitewashes history and promotes dangerous stereotypes of Indigenous peoples. Join us for its antithesis-Truthsgiving as we debrief on the most "American" of "American" holidays.
Time & Location
Nov 11, 2022, 7:30 PM CST
Iowa City, 221 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA
About the Event
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Thanksgiving whitewashes history and promotes dangerous stereotypes of Indigenous peoples. Join us for its antithesis—Truthsgiving—a night of truthtelling, music, and laughter as we debrief on the most "American" of "American" holidays.
Truthsgiving is an ideology that must be enacted through truth telling and mutual aid to discourage colonized ideas about the thanksgiving mythology—not a name switch so we can keep doing the same thing. It’s about telling and doing the truth on this day so we can stop dangerous stereotypes and whitewashed history from continuing to harm Indigenous lands and Peoples, as well as Black, Latinx, Asian-American and all oppressed folks on Turtle Island.
Jessica Engelking, Anishinaabe, Great Plains Action Society
Sikowis Nobiss, Plains Cree/Saulteaux, Great Plains Action Society
Alejandro Murguia-Ortiz, Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice
Native Harmony Drum Group
Art by: SunRose IronShell