Before Columbus sailed the Atlantic,
he was a slave trader for the Portuguese,
transporting West African people to Portugal to be sold as slaves. The
legacy is steeped in blood, violence, and death.
Why Transform Columbus Day?
The Transform Columbus Day Alliance actively rejects the celebration of
and his legacy of domination, oppression, and colonialism. We also reject
historical misconceptions regarding Columbus and his "discovery"
of the Americas.
By saying NO to Columbus and his day we
are saying YES to a new future of mutual respect, collaboration, and
a future that respects...
- =the rights of indigenous peoples
- =the natural environment
- =democratic & economic justice
- =gender equity over global patriarchy
- =free and equal speech over hate speech
Join us as the struggle continues.
Transform Columbus Day!
CHALLENGE THE ROOTS OF RACISM IN AMERICA
Columbus is responsible for the murder of millions of indigenous people.
Columbus was a slavetrader in Africa before invading America. He began the slave trade in the Americas. He deserves no holiday, no parades, no statues.
Columbus Day celebrates the doctrine of discovery – the legal process that stole Indian people's territories, and that continues today.
Columbus brought a philosophy of domination to the Americas that persists today – domination of other peoples, domination of the environment, domination of other belief systems, domination of women by men.
Transform Columbus Day Alliance
2011 News and Updates
Thanks to everyone who came out in the rain and snow and protested the celebration of genocide. Check out the Transform Columbus Day Denver Facebook page for photos and updates. More will be posted on this site soon.
Occupy Denver has adopted the Indigenous Platform proposed by Colorado AIM and supported by the TCD Alliance. Read the article on Westword.
Transform Columbus Day Alliance 2007 Blog
The tcda blog (www.tcda07.blogspot.com) was created as a
place to share experiences and information from the Columbus Day
confrontation. You can post your story either as a comment (which can be as lengthy as you like, of course) or by sending it to Carol Berry (chickasaw303@ yahoo.com) who
will post the narrative for you.
Media Release May 27, 2008:
Denver's Ultimate Persecution of Columbus Day
Resisters Begins Tomorrow
Vindictive Trial of the Elderly and Disabled Shows City's True Colors
In the news:
A sorry attempt at apology
Standing up for a cause - and then going to jail
Photos from TCD 2006 (click on a photo for a larger image)
Four Directions March
Liberated Zone in downtown Denver
The Cavalry leads the Convoy of Conquest
Which appropriately ends with homophobia and misogyny
photos courtecy of Richard Myers. For more photos go to Rebel Graphics and Fire Witch Rising
Articles and Links (will open in a new window)
site update ::: 10/10/2011
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