Aug 9 - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
August 9 (Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.)
Learn about the ongoing struggle for native rights and a local citizen-led effort to change the Columbus Day holiday to a commemoration of Indigenous Peoples Day in Oberlin. Topics will include local indigenous history, facts about Columbus, and how celebrating Columbus Day impacts indigenous peoples. Committee members include Cinthia Byron-Dixon, Joella Byron-Dixon, Mary Hammond, and Jean Foggo Simon. The Oberlin Heritage Center is a supporting partner of this free, public program. Location: Oberlin Public Library (65 S. Main Street).
There will be a follow-up presentation on Saturday, August 19th on Connecting with Oberlin's Indigenous Heritage at 2:00 p.m.