While others are getting ready to top their tables with turkeys and other Thanksgiving fixings, one University of Virginia student organization is preparing for an anti-Thanksgiving event.
UVA’s American Indian Student Union wants to bring awareness to Native American culture, which the group says is generally overlooked in American society. It says people have a skewed idea of the history of native tribes and their association with Thanksgiving.
The anti-Thanksgiving potluck will be a chance to discuss Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective.
In addition to the anti-Thanksgiving potluck, the student organization will also be hosting a screening of “The Only Good Indian” Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Newcomb Theater. The movie looks at the past practices of Native Americans being forced to adopt white American society.