We can no longer stand promoting a genocidal sex trafficker and living in an area dedicated to his piracy. This movement seeks to change the name of Columbus, Ohio, to Arawak, Ohio for the people Christopher Columbus genocided, enslaved and child slave trafficked. Any funds beyond needed to change the name will be used to build community and increase discussion of the continuing caging of human beings for non violent conduct.
ArawakOhio movement is currently a project of 2and2is4 LLC, but different structures may be formed as strategy develops. You can change the name today. Ultimately having major places in the city and the general public recognize Arawak, Ohio as no longer a dedication to a monster may take a while and may take require a few different collective actions.
What People Say
“A hundred castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand.”Christopher Columbus, 1500
“Their Highnesses may see that I shall give them as much gold as they may need, with very little aid which their Highnesses will give me; spices and cotton at once, as much as their Highnesses will order to be shipped, and as much as they shall order to be shipped of mastic… and aloe-wood as much as they shall order to be shipped; and slaves as many as they shall order to be shipped.”Christopher Columbus, 1493
“There are two main ways in which those who have travelled to this part of the world pretending to be Christians have uprooted these pitiful peoples and wiped them from the face of the earth. First, they have waged war on them: unjust, cruel, bloody and tyrannical war. Second, they have murdered anyone and everyone who has shown the slightest sign of resistance, or even of wishing to escape the torment to which they have subjected him.”Barrtolemé de las Casas, 1542