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The voyages of Christopher Columbus are far from heroic. Columbus and his crew’s desperate search for wealth and gold led to the brutal colonization of the indigenous people of the Americas. The voyages of Columbus resulted in the enslavement, rape, robbery, and murder of mass people of the Native American population.
According to the American Indian Movement of Colorado, “Columbus Day is a perpetuation of racist assumptions that the Americas were a wasteland cluttered with dark skin savages awaiting the blessings of European ‘civilization.’”
The message Columbus Day portrays is one of disrespect and disempowerment of the multicultural communities of our past and present societies, especially those of the indigenous people.
Dear Administrative Body of The Ohio State University
We, as active and informed students, faculty and staff of The Ohio State University write to you to you to express our concern with OSU's recent expansion and development projects.
We write to you because we stand against oppression in all forms, which includes but is not limited to racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, and imperialism. We view our stance against oppression as crucial to building a more just and equitable future for all participants in our global and local society.
We find it critical that the timeline of OSU's expansion and development has broader impacts on the welfare of Columbus residents outside of those directly affiliated with the University. We are concerned with the impacts of OSU’s vision to "acquire and rehabilitate" property, and we fear that the current plans to expand OSU's Medical Center under ProjectOne will adversely affect the historically marginalized communities of the Near East Side.
We, as students and members of The Ohio State community, recognize that we are intrinsically connected with the broader Columbus community. Thus, we find it impossible to be neutral regarding Mayor Coleman and Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority's five year plan to demolish half of the city's public housing stock. The biggest community slated for demolition is historic Poindexter Village, which sits adjacent to OSU Medical Center East.
With the waitlist for Section 8 housing overflowing at nearly 10,000 families, CMHA's solution to the loss of Poindexter and other public housing projects is not a solution at all. Many residents will not even qualify for section 8 vouchers. Even those who do will be made worse off; section 8 housing is only temporary, whereas public housing is long term. Further, recent experience in Cincinnati showed that, after the demolition of public housing, citizens who were given section 8 vouchers were unable to keep their vouchers for various reasons. Thousands ended up homeless as a result.
To prevent such drastic measures, we, the undersigned, call on OSU to dismiss any pending or future plans to purchase property in what is now Poindexter village. Our University Hospital system must not implicate itself in CMHA's careless treatment of so many lives. We expect that in its tradition of dignity, it will take the liberty to consider our concerns and take action immediately.
We do not wish to seem adverse to the development of the institution. However, there are many ways in which the lot of our friends in Poindexter might be improved, just as there are many ways that OSU can work harder to be a better neighbor. None of this, however, can come without taking the input of our most marginalized neighbors under careful advisement. We believe that revitalization should come from empowering those who live within a community to better their own lives.
SAFER STREETS FOR HILL HEALTH CENTER – COLUMBUS AVE. OFFICE
As a supporter of this petition, I am hereby requesting that the City of New Haven get involved in assisting to resolve the continual problem of speeding traffic that we are experiencing, hoping to gain the respect for the crosswalk that is in front of the Hill Health Center on Columbus Ave and Surrounding territories.
Our Center serves over 150,000 patients a year and it is vitally important to us to follow up with the safety of the patients and together as a community begin to make the necessary changes in this crosswalk zone. It would be devastating to have someone get hurt or killed before something positive happens and in order to avoid this, I sincerely urge the City of New Haven to enforce a method of safety (perhaps a stop light) for our patients who remain at risk.
Employee & Resident
of New Haven
For years A.L. Bozzelli's immaculate sculpture of this continent's discover Christopher Columbus has graced the entrance to the Administrative office of Bangor Area Highschool, but only weeks ago it had its home moved to DeFranco Elementary School.
Many students loved and cherished the statue and are distraught over their loss.
Not only did it perfectly accompany the corner of the room it was placed in, many students saw it as being the essence of life as a Bangor Area High School student.
At its new home it will no longer be able to fulfill this duty, nor will many students even be able to see it, every student past 6th grade for instance.
April 21, 2006
This petition is being written for all employees of the Columbus Operations Center.
We have a right to be heard and speak out against the dress code decisions made.
To keep the town's only legitimate sledding hill for our community.
Support our community's dedication to our youth and save the watertower sledding hill today.
Columbus Ohio has cut the DARE program in Columbus City Schools. My 5th grade daughter Bryannah has decided to fight this decision. She is asking children at her school to write letters so that they can send them to the mayor. I decided to try to help her by initiating this petetion to ask the City of Columbus to bring back the DARE program.
On 2-07-03 I purchased & paid for a 5pc bedroom suite for my daughters which I had put on hold for them the previous 2 weeks ago, I was assured on the 6th the bedroom suite and other items were there and could be ready on the 7th. I made room for the bed room suite by getting rid of the old bed my two toddlers had. On the 7th the items were paid out in full & I was told it would be delivered at 4pm, and it wasnt.I called off & on repeatedly, and was assured it would be at my home. My little girl ,whom is three kept asking where her new bed was, she was a little upset when she saw us getting rid of the old one. At 6:30 pm the Mgr callls and tells me that the bedroom suite was sold by another employee to someone else, I was upset and wanted my money back, but the Mgr. assuredus they'd have another suite in on Monday. Monday I called all day, Tuesday I did the same, and about 4pm I spoke with Allen and he told me if the bedroom suite didnt come in he would call me so I could get my money. I waited and noone called so i assumed the bed was on it's way. It had begun getting late, and no bed had arrived I was in tears and upset, I was so upset I began having breathing problems, At 630 I had to go to the Er, I was having a bad asthma attack , I collasped at the hospital ER. Wednesday I was told the bed should be in , but at this time I did not believe the employees and decided, to get my money, I called the store and spoke with Marquise the Mgr, and told him I ws coming to get a refund, he was rude , and told me initially I was not going to get one, but after talking for alittle while he told me to come to the store. When I got there Marquise stayed on his cell phone never approaching, while another employee, named Darryl, asked what could he help me with, when I made him aware that I would like a refund he rudely told me I could not gety my money back, I was insulted while in the store, yelled at , asked by Darryl While he pointed at his sign ,"CAN YOU READ!" I was so upset I began hyperventalating, and having a asthma attack, in the store. My friend and mom was with me, she yelled for them to call the paramedics, and Darryl asks Is that even neccesssary? They were rude and obnoxious, when the paramedics got there , and helped me off the floor , and to the ambulance the employyees slam closed their doors. Since then I have been further insulted , I have been called a liar, they said I set them up, they have made no attempt to rectify the situation. Before this I had had no asthma attacks in years, and I lived a pretty happy life, I am the mother of six, one of my children have sickle cell disease, this not only affected me but them, I was having anxiety attacks, and depression. I do not have medical Insurance so am further stressed by the medical bills. Their CEO , nor their house Attorney made matters any better, they too, have been rude, and slanderous towards me, my good name.
No customer should have to go through this , or have to put up with this. I was apalled to find that this company had many complaints against them with the Better Business Bureau. This is not just about me and my situation, but about justice for all customers, and to show Big or Small Businesses that they can both mistreat , & disrespect their customers and get away with it. Please support my petition, for justice,
you may also mail in your support to ,
PO BOX 5623
No MOney Please, just signatures or letters of support.
The store that comitted these horrid acts is located in Columbus ,Ga
4313 Woodruff Rd