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Oct. 8: ‘Columbus Day – What My Teacher Didn't Tell Me'

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Join the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies for "Columbus Day: What My Teacher Didn't Tell Me" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 8, in the University Center Commons.

This event questions the traditional historical narrative of Christopher Columbus' 1492 "discovery" of America, and instead offers a human rights-based perspective that acknowledges the rights of indigenous peoples and consequences of European colonization.

Students and faculty are invited to watch documentary films, help construct a graffiti wall of Columbus Day myths and stereotypes, and enjoy free pizza.

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