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October 12 - 14, 2007
Conference - "Redskins" and Columbus
Parish Hall, Oneida, WI


Help pass the Wisconsin State Mascot Elimination Bill

  Stop financial support for racism
 Stop using Federal Express!

9/28/05 FedEx accused of discrimination


"A federal judge on Wednesday certified a class action discrimination lawsuit targeting FedEx Corp. amid allegations the delivery service paid thousands of current and former minority employees less than their white counterparts, skipped them for promotions and gave minorities poor work evaluations."

09/26/07 - FedEx truck crash scatters hundreds of parcels on highway median

09/15/07 - FedEx driver charged with false report of robbery

11/23/03 - Worker faults FedEx's handling of bloody box

11/09/03 - Body parts found in leaking FedEx package

 

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A N N O U N C I N G

A CONFERENCE AND RALLY FOR EDUCATORS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND INTERESTED YOUTH

EXAMINING CHOICES THAT HARM OUR CHILDREN:

WHY WE SHOULD QUESTION THE WASHINGTON ‘REDSKINS,’ STORIES ABOUT COLUMBUS, AND OTHER RACE-BASED ENTERTAINMENT AND SCHOOL TRADITIONS

October 12 - 14, 2007

Parish Hall, Oneida, WI

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E V E N T S:

Friday, October 12 - Social gathering (food provided) and rally planning, 4-9 PM

Saturday, October 13 - Conference activities

<> Kick, a play starring award-winning actress Delana Studi (Cherokee)

<>    Ray DePerry (Red Cliff Ojibwe), former GLITC and tribal chair and advocate for the elimination of ‘Indian’ nicknames and logos in Wisconsin schools

<> Dr. Stephanie Fryberg (KEYNOTE), American Indian educator and author of the most important research in U.S. history on the impact of “Indian” nicknames, logos and mascots

<> Film and discussion - “Redskin: A 500 Year Hate Crime”

AND there will be many more invited discussion leaders and guest speakers that represent an unparalleled collective experience about the legacy of Columbus and the impact of stereotyping.

Sunday, October 14 - Rally at Lambeau with tailgate party to follow

 

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For registration materials please contact

Clif Morton

clif@athenet.net

920-982-6908

E8768 Cut Off Road

New London, WI 54961

 



 

 

Dear Advocate,    

On Tuesday, March 8, 2005 Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council President, Ray DePerry addressed a joint session of the Wisconsin State Legislature. In the historic State of the Tribes Address, Chairman DePerry called on the Wisconsin State Legislature  to enact legislation to eliminate the use of “Indian” mascots, logos and names from the public schools. Representative Frank Boyle ( 73rd Assembly District) has authored such a bill on behalf of Wisconsin Indian Education Association and the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council and Spencer Coggs (6th Senate District) has authored a companion bill in the Senate. The bill currently identified as LRB 0712/1 is now circulating the legislature for signatures of supporters. By days end on Friday it had received 30 signatures! Assembly Speaker John Gard has indicated that he will give the bill a hearing if his colleagues in the legislature want one. In the spirit of the dawn of a new era of improved relationships among all people of Wisconsin heralded by Chairman DePerry we hope that every legislator in both houses will sign onto the bill.    

You can help!! Listed below are the names of those who have already signed on to the bill If your assembly representative or senator is not on the list, please call or write encouraging her/his signature. Or if you personally know a legislator who has not signed on, please encourage  your friend to share in the creataion of this new era of good will.      Thank you for your good heart in taking this action, may you receive a joyful return.    
 

Osk^n^su,
  
Barb Munson
   

To find your legislators go to www.legis.state.wi.us/ and click Who are My Legislators?   Legislators signed-on to LRB 0712/1, relating to the use of ethnic logos, nicknames & mascots in public schools as of Friday, March 11, 2005:  
Representatives:

Frank Boyle (73rd) – Author   
Chuck Benedict (45th)      
 
Therese Berceau (76)
 
Garey Bies (1st)     
Spencer Black (77th)  
Jason Fields (11th)  
Tamara Grigsby (18th)  
Gary Hebl (46th)  
Fred Kessler (12th)  
John Lehman (62th)  
Louis Molepske (71st)  
Terry Musser (92nd)  
Joe Parisi (48th)  
Mark Pocan (78th)  
Sondy Pope-Roberts (79th)  
John Richards (19th)  
Marlin Schneider (72nd)  
Donna Seidel (85th)  
Mike Sheridan ( 44th)  
Gary Sherman (74th)
Jennifer Shilling (95th)  
Christine Sinicki (20th)  
Barb Toles (17th)  
Bob Turner (61st)  
Sheldon Wasserman ( 22nd)  
Leon Young (16th)

    Senators      

Spencer Coggs (6th) – Author
Tim Carpenter (3rd)
Bob Jauch (25th
Fred Riiser (26th)   

   
 

 

 

  STOP THE ECONOMIC SUPPORT FOR RACISM

STOP FEDEX CONTRIBUTION


Take action by letting all organizations to disassociate themselves from Federal Express.    Federal Express owns the facilities where the Washington (Redskins) football team plays their games.    We should not be supporting this company's support for organizations that defame the American Indian community.    Federal Express decorates this facility with all kinds of racist material and we should be requesting all religious and SRI organizations to stop using FEDEX.  

 

Write letters or call Federal Express and let them know you will no longer being using their next day mail services.     Encourage SRI as stockholders to write the company about their  association with the Washington football team.   Here is information on Fedex.   If your organization has taken action let me so we can track the developments.

 

We are asking you that you stop giving financial support to a company that supports racist practices against the Indigenous community.    Here are some of the things you can do or pass on:

* Discontinue using Federal Express as your overnight carrier
* Encourage religious institutions and organizations like ICCR, Calvert Social Investment Fund, Walden Assets, etc., to do the same.
* Establish a sign up sheet or record of organizations that have pledged not to use Federal Express as an  overnight carrier. 
* Write to Federal Express and let them know you are discontinuing their services because of their support and association with the Washington "redskins"


Federal Express, Frederick W. Smith, CEO
942 South Shady Grove Road, Memphis, Tennesse 38120
P:O. Box 727, Memphis, Tennessee 38194-1854

* Call Mr. Frederick W. Smith
901-818-7576 phone or 901-395-2000 fax
901-818-7576 (CEO secretary - June Fitzgerald)

http://www.fedex.com

* Encourage religious institutions and organizations to write to the company and make their action part of the public record

 

  Federal Express Board of Directors

James L. Barksdale, Chairman and President Barksdale Management Corporation
August A. Busch IV, President, Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
John A. Edwardson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CDW Corporation
Judith L. Estrin, President and CEO, Packet Design Management Company,LLC
Kenneth Glass, President and CEO, First Tennessee National Corporation
Philip Greer, Managing Director, Greer Family Consulting & Investments, LLC
J.R. Hyde, III, Chairman, Pittco Management, LLC
Shirley A. Jackson, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
George J. Mitchell, Chairman, Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson, and Hand
Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President and CEO, FedEx Corporation
Joshua I. Smith, Chairman and Managing Partner, Coaching Group, LLC
Paul S. Walsh, Group CEO, Diageo plc
Peter S. Willmott, Chairman and CEO, Willmott Services, Inc.





 

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