An “anti-Thanksgiving potluck” planned for Monday night is stirring controversy on the University of Virginia (UVA) campus.
The event, hosted by the American Indian Student Union (AISU), aims to “discuss Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective” over a potluck dinner.
Students at the University of Virginia are holding an ‘anti-Thanksgiving’ potluck on Monday night.
The anti-Thanksgiving celebration will provide a “contrast…with the typical American view of Thanksgiving,” AISU president Katelyn Krause promised an [NBC affiliate](http://www.nbc29.com/story/20087780/american-indian-student-union-to-host-anti-thanksgiving-potluck). Krause declined an interview with Campus Reform. Nicole Bailey, Executive-in-Chief of the conservative newspaper, *The Virginia Advocate,* however, told Campus Reform that she understands the intent of the group’s potluck, but disagrees with this particular event as a means to convey their message.
“They think that by doing events that put down what people understand to be modern American’s realization of the American dream and American story is a way to raise awareness about the less glamorous parts of America’s history,” said Bailey.
“That’s frankly not true,” she added.
No matter the intent I believe in the long haul is is an attempt to further breakdown what values that Americans had come to embrace and this latest gambit is just another assault on that.