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To: Galway City Council

Remove Columbus Memorial in Galway

Remove Columbus Memorial in Galway

Remove the memorial to Christopher Columbus and replace it with a memorial to victims of colonialism.

Why is this important?

In light of the global Black Lives Matter movement, Galway City cannot, in all conscience, allow a memorial to a coloniser who stands for the millennia of systemic oppression, murder and enslavement of millions of non-white peoples to remain, as if his supposed brief visit to Galway was something to be proud of. It needs to be removed immediately, and better still, be replaced with a memorial to his victims.

Galway, Ireland

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Reasons for signing

  • Galway artist Miriam de Búrca has just set up this relevant & timely campaign - a great idea outlining the problem but also proposing a solution - take down the coloniser - pay tribute to victims.

Updates

2020-06-14 18:39:07 +0100

100 signatures reached

2020-06-11 22:03:02 +0100

50 signatures reached

2020-06-11 19:32:17 +0100

25 signatures reached

2020-06-11 15:41:39 +0100

10 signatures reached