"No Thanks"giving Potluck
All ages, free*
Thursday, Nov 22nd, 5-9pm
Last year we started a new tradition of coming together to have shared meal in protest of this cruel "holiday", and in celebration of and in solidarity with colonized people.
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.
Last year Christopher Francisco (a really wonderful Diné photographer) shared his black and white 35mm photographs (and stories) from Standing Rock, and folks shared both traditional and non-traditional dishes from their families. We ended up hanging around past 9pm playing games and sharing stories!
If you have requests for activities or would like to speak or facilitate something, 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!
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. Come share space and be a part of Marrow's family.