Sunday, December 18, 2022 2:00 pm, Monthly Program via Zoom.
The Genocide in California’s Closet
A Presentation by Robeert Aquinas McNally
Most Californians are unaware that in the second half of the 19th century their state sponsored and funded a campaign to exterminate its Indigenous peoples — a mass atrocity known under contemporary international law as genocide. This presentation explores what happened in California between 1846 and 1900, looks at how a democracy orchestrated a crime typically associated with dictatorship, and points to the ways the genocide continues to shape this state.