A conversation about place names in Alameda with Dennis Evanosky and Rasheed Shabazz. In 2019, the Alameda Board of Education renamed Henry H. Haight elementary school after it was learned that its namesake promoted racist and xenophobic politics. On December 5, 1867, Haight was inaugurated Governor of California. Join the Alameda Museum to learn more about that renaming process and others, as well as place names across the island. Speakers: Dennis Evanosky, former Museum President and Editor of the Alameda Post, and Rasheed Shabazz, co-facilitator of the Rename Haight and Rename Jackson Park groups. This virtual event will take place Monday, December 5, 2022, 6:30-8:00pm via Zoom. To register on Zoom: https://zoom.us/.
Join us for a conversation about Indigenous histories. In 2021, the City of Alameda voted to rename Andrew Jackson Park to Chochenyo Park. Chochenyo is the language of the Ohlone people, a local tribe of Native Americans. Alameda is located on the unceded land of the Ohlone. November is National American Indian Heritage Month. Join the Alameda Museum to learn more about local Native American history with Corrina Gould, tribal chair for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan Nation. This virtual event will take place Thursday, November 17, 6:30-8:00 pm via Zoom. To register on Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMqf-ygqTsuG9DmptkrR56pb7LURGPbNQS6