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Thanks But No Thanks-giving: Decolonizing an American Holiday

Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 2:00pm to 2:50pm

Virtual Event

Millions of families gather together every year to celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Many Americans do not grow up thinking much of the history behind the holiday. The main messages are that of gratitude, food, and family; however, Thanksgiving is, foundationally speaking, a celebration of the ongoing genocide against native peoples and cultures across the globe. In collaboration with NASU (Native American Student Union), we will focus on ways in which we can continue to show gratitude while raising our critical consciousness and identifying ways to decolonize the holiday. This workshop is free and open to UO students, faculty, and staff. Click on the zoom link:

Event Type

Wellness, Academic, Lectures & Presentations, Presentation, Workshop, Free, Diversity and Multiculturalism, Diversity, Mental Health, Self Care, Prevention, Week of Welcome, Be Well, International, LatinX/Hispanic, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian, Native American, Black and African American, Veteran, Non-Traditional, First Generation, Stress Less, Women and Gender, Dis/Abilities


Division of Student Life, Division of Student Services and Enrollment Management, University Counseling Center, Erb Memorial Union (EMU), PE & Recreation, University Health Center, Division of Equity and Inclusion, Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence (CMAE), Center on Diversity and Community (CoDaC), Office of the Dean of Students, Division of Global Engagement, Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success, Tutoring and Academic Engagement Center, Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, First Year Programs, Academic Advising, Accessible Education Center, Multicultural Center (MCC), Duck Nest, The Duck Nest, Financial Wellness, Black Cultural Center (BCC), College of Arts & Sciences, Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies, Office of the President, Many Nations Longhouse, Native American Studies

Target Audience

All Students, Residence Halls, Bean East, Bean West, Hamilton East, Hamilton West, Global Scholars Hall, Earl, Walton North, Walton South, Living Learning Center, Carson, Barnhart, Riley, Family Housing, Graduate Students, New Students, Kalapuya Ilihi Hall


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