The following announcement was provided by Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice & the Environment:
Watertown Citizens for Peace, Justice and the Environment will hold our September Monthly Meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, September 16, at 6:45 PM. All are welcome. Our topic this month is: Engaging Our Past For A More Truth-filled Future.
Please join us for a very special monthly meeting featuring the Pigsqusset Decolonization Team, a group of Watertown citizens who organized in early 2020 to engage the public in a conversation about the erasure of the Indigenous history of the place we call home. Their initial goal is to create a conversation about the future of the monument to Christopher Columbus in the Town Square. Most of us do not know that 80 years ago members of the Town Council gave the delta a name and authorized placement of a
stone monument there to honor Columbus. The Pigsqusset Decolonization Team believes it is time for those of us who live here now to engage this name and the monument, and collectively decide their future.
Their program includes a series of slides and a facilitated discussion that focus on the accountability for the erasure of the Indigenous of Watertown and a decision about next steps in relation to the Town Council. It will conclude with two important questions – Why does this matter? What can we do together?
Please join us early, starting at 6:45, to say hello to each other and chat before the official start of the meeting at 7:00. For more information and for the link to join the meeting, visit the website of Watertown