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"No-Thanks" giving

"No-Thanks" giving

  • Free, all ages - bring a dish or drink if you can!*

  • Thursday, November 23rd, 5-9pm

  • One time event.

Since 1970 the fourth Thursday of November (Thanksgiving) has been recognized as the National Day of Mourning by indigenous peoples in MA, and as Unthanksgiving Day by indigenous peoples in CA since 1975. Others refer to it as "Thankskilling" or "Thankstaking".

The continuation of our nationally taught narrative (you know the one, with "pilgrims" and "Indians" putting aside their "differences" to share a "joyous" meal) - is cruel to the Indigenous population of our country - who continue to be oppressed and silenced. To learn more about the history of Thanksgiving and its colonialist roots, check out this link.

On top of its problematic and harmful roots, Thanksgiving can be a tough holiday for folks who find themselves away from friends and family.

We invite all folks of all backgrounds to come join us at Marrow for a night of eating, conversing, storytelling, games, art-making, and honoring the stolen land we operate on and the people it was taken from.

If you have requests for activities or would like to speak, please reach out and let us know!

If you can, please bring a dish that's meaningful to you or that you enjoy! No pressure if you're not able though - all are welcome to come and eat. We do ask if you bring food that it be nut free and that you save and/or write down any ingredient info, so that folks with food sensitivities, restrictions, or allergies can make informed decisions about what to eat.

Feel free to drop by, no one is expected to stay for the full 4 hours!

RSVP on the Facebook Event Page if you can - to give us an idea of numbers.


*Members and folks enrolled seasonally can ignore program pricing. Enrollment is not required for events, but if you're a young person and plan to come back, you should enroll! For more details check out our enrollment page!

Earlier Event: November 20
MIND & MOUTH
Later Event: November 27
MIND & MOUTH Free-Write