Afterwards free-range tofu turkey was served.
Via Campus Reform:
A peer education program at SUNY Albany recently held a meeting to discuss how Thanksgiving is allegedly a commemoration of mass murder.
Hosted by the C.H.A.R.G.E. Peer Education Program, posters originally advertised the meeting as “NO THANKS GIVING: Do you know what you are celebrating this Thanksgiving?”
The name of the event was subsequently changed to “Thanks/Friends Giving,” however, after someone complained about the original name.
“We simply wanted to shed light on the Native American experience, and where they were during this time in history,” C.H.A.R.G.E. Director Liery Santos told Campus Reform. “We know the Native Americans were already occupying this part of the world, but now live in reservations. The conditions in these reservations are awful, considering Native Americans were already here.”
The event took place Tuesday night and was sparsely attended. Bibi Chaterateach, a senior at SUNY Albany and C.H.A.R.G.E. member, ran the meeting, which she said was “based on looking at Thanksgiving through the Native American perspective.”
Although Thanksgiving takes on different meanings for different groups, she noted that for Native Americans, “Thanksgiving is a day of mourning.”