DEFEND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ RIGHTS
This year in Pueblo, the birthplace of C-Day
Columbus Day Celebration Protest
Monday, October 8, 2012 (Official C-Day)
9am, Monday, October 8th, 2012 • Rally at 10am, Columbus
Statue, across from Rawlings Public Library, 100 Abriendo Avenue,
Pueblo, CO, 81004. Bring banners, signs and your anti-racism messages.
Where Meet at Henkle Park, Pueblo, CO, on Abriendo Avenue, between
Ramona and Penn Streets at 9am. March to Columbus statue for rally at
10 am, in front of Rawlings Library, 100 Abriendo Avenue, Pueblo.
Directions from Denversouth on I-25, through Pueblo to Exit 87B (Abriendo Ave.)
follow the curve to the right, and stay on Abriendo approximately four blocks.
The celebration of Columbus Day in the U.S. began in Colorado. In Colorado, the celebration
began in Pueblo in 1905. Annually, there is an honoring of Columbus at the Columbus statue
in downtown Pueblo, across from the new public library (100 Abriendo Ave.). We believe
that libraries should be a source for education, for cultural competency, and for historical
accuracy. Colorado AIM will join our relatives in Pueblo this year, to stand against the
racism of Columbus Day, to set the historical record straight about the so-called Doctrine of
Discovery and the racist legacy of Columbus & Columbus Day, and to be living proof that
indigenous peoples are not “discovered,” “conquered,” or disappearing from our homeland.
American Indian Movement of Colorado Transform Columbus Day Alliance