does anyone know of alternative ways to spend thanksgiving?
i'm at the point now where i don't want to celebrate thanksgiving anymore because of the history of genocide, oppression, and colonization connected to it, and i'm trying to find alternative ways of spending that day/holiday season. i searched online but there don't seem to be many sources out there for it, and while i realize i could just ignore it and not recognize it as a holiday (which i may do), i didn't know if it would be more productive to spend it in a way either trying to give back to the american indian community, to raise awareness for the genocide that took place, etc.
what do people think?
note: i'm not trying to start an argument about whether or not a genocide really happened or not or whether the actions of the explorers/colonists can be justified. i'm just looking for productive/alternative ideas on how to spend the holiday.
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