This module explores the places and spaces in our society and ourselves where things started and were incubated to grow into where we are today. It is also important to remember that history is now. When Harriet Tubman was born, Thomas Jefferson was alive and Ronald Reagan was alive when she died.
A place where truth telling is severely compromised is the celebrating of holidays particularly Thanksgiving. If we let go of the myth and start speaking truth can we still have a meaningful Thanksgiving? This can happen if we choose to tell the real story, acknowledge that the Pilgrims were European immigrants and often didn’t behave in loving or respectful way, and the real reason Thanksgiving was begun which had nothing to do with Pilgrims and Native people.