We are honored to share this message from our friends at Movement Rights, a fiscally sponsored project of Global Exchange.

Dear Relatives,

This year on Thursday, November 23, as many of us gather with friends and family, we invite you to open your heart and learn a little bit more about the true history of this day. While this is a beautiful time to share our gratitude for all of our blessings, it is also an important time to learn about and share the true history, and how the truth reverberates powerfully today.

We have selected a few articles, videos, and even recipes that can help us all decolonize this holiday:

Some of Movement Rights’ team will be on Alcatraz Island for Indigenous Peoples’ Sunrise Ceremony (2023), a celebration of Indigenous resistance to colonialism. If you are in the Bay Area, please join us on occupied Yelamu Ohlone Territory for a beautiful and inspirational gathering. Learn more or purchase ferry tickets here before they sell out (Tickets are $15).

Giving thanks for all our relations,

Shannon Biggs and Pennie Opal Plant, Movement Rights’ Co-founders
(Pictured on Alcatraz Island, Indigenous Sunrise Ceremony)

P.S.Give thanks by making a donation to Movement Rights or other Indigenous organizations you love this week.