A Meeting in Los Angeles to Talk About the Future of Columbus Day

A Meeting in Los Angeles to Talk About the Future of Columbus Day

Celebrations for Columbus Day happen on October 10

The Los Angeles City Human Relations Commission would like to extend an invitation to join us for a special conversation/dialogue with members of the Los Angeles Indigenous Community and Italian American Community to discuss the Motion introduced by Council Member Mitch O’Farrell that proposes to establish an Indigenous People’s Day Celebration. This motion (Item 15-1343) was introduced in November 2015 and calls on both the Los Angeles City Relations Commission and the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission to report on the historical importance and cultural impact of establishing Indigenous Peoples Day as a legal City Holiday.
 
We hope that you can join us as we explore this issue further and hear directly from all critical stakeholders. This event will be moderated by UCLA’s academic staff with expertise in the topic. This dialogue is being convened by the Human Relations Commission and is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at City Hall East Press Room on the 8th floor from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Please RSVP to Carolina Perez at carolina.perez@lacity.org who will arrange parking and be your logistical contact.

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