sonjamongar 
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Re: “Facing History

We're not talking about cheating - or even "shabby" we're talking about turning a woman - who is ill - out in the streets and covering it up. And then touting him as a hero. Laying your claim on a piece of land and building some stuff on it - that happens to turn into a city does not a hero make - we need to look at the bodies buried under the foundations to see the whole picture. Frankly, I don't want my kids and grandkids looking up to a man like that. It makes us hypocrites. We live in a new age - we need new heroes - heroines. We need to support the standards that define us as a civilized society.

Posted by sonjamongar on 03/24/2015 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Facing History

LOL

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Posted by sonjamongar on 08/10/2014 at 8:54 PM

Re: “Facing History

This isn't about forgetting about his contribution - but reinterpreting it - and being honest about it - by using the context of how we are able to look back and see history today - Glover could not have gotten away with what he did then-- now - which by the way was hardly "treating his wife shabbily" - leaving a woman penniless - on the streets - and then having her committed to a mental institution for her entire life - was hardly just "shabby" - remember there were no resources for abused women in those days - no choices - and unfortunately many women suffered similar fates when their husbands were done with them. In any case there are many narratives of Spokane's history - I think the issue here is to stop privileging the white upperclass male version - we need more balance - the fact is "that history is written by those who hang heroes." In this case - the first nation heroes, women heroines, among others - we want and need the history that will sustain us in the now. I vote either name the plaza after Susan Glover - in honor of those women who suffered under unjust misogynistic laws of the past - or after a warrior of the Spokane or Coeur d'lane who fought against those of our ancestors who committed/perpetuated genocide (like Glover) against their communities - to acknowledge and honor their place as the first people - if we want to talk about reparations - this is where to begin. On a lager scale - we can do little about national choices for heroes - but we can start to make changes in our own communities. *And by the way - this article was REAL journalism - excellent - excellent - keep it up.

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Posted by sonjamongar on 08/09/2014 at 3:17 PM

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