For Immediate Release: AIM-West & Sacred Sites Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes to Launch Campaign Against “Redskins”
August 12, 2014
A Northern California campaign to end the use of the racial slur “redskins” as the mascot and name of the NFL team in Washington, D.C. will be re-launched November 23rd, 2014 outside the 49ers new stadium in Santa Clara from 10am-6pm.
The campaign calls upon the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell to end the use of the racial epithet and its hurtful reminder of Indigenous peoples ongoing mistreatment. We also aim to develop institutionalized Indigenous oversight with the NFL to promote healing and restorative justice caused by our exploitation.
The American Indian Movement-West, Sacred Sites Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes, Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry, and others are organizing its largest grassroots demonstration in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Diversity is welcomed, so join our efforts and become a part of history! Endorsements, organizations, volunteers, carpools, & event attendees are needed.
More details underway. The next event-planning meeting is at 523 International Blvd, Oakland, CA 94606, 6:30pm on Monday August 18th, 2014.
Contact: Kris Longoria, email@example.com or Tony Gonzales, (415) 557-1492