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Rename Jackson Park

Dedicated to anti-racism, public education, and the elimination of white supremacist monuments from Alameda’s public spaces.

About “the Park formerly known as Jackson Park”

TELL CITY COUNCIL TO VOTE FOR CHOCHENYO PARK

On January 19, the City Council can vote for a new name for the former Jackson Park. Email the City Council and speak out at the meeting. More info.


ANDREW JACKSON PARK DENAMED

We won. On July 21, 2020, the Alameda City Council voted unanimously to dename the park formerly known as Jackson Park and remove the Andrew Jackson sign. The City appointed a Park Renaming Committee which solicited name ideas, hosted a Community Forum, and recommended names to the Parks and Recreation Commission.

We are seeking a park name that reflects inclusion, diversity, and equity of the entire community of Alameda, and which represents social justice, human rights, and/or anti-racism. Submitted park names should be related to Alameda and/or the greater SF Bay Area.

Park Renaming Committee, City of Alameda, September 2020

Creating our Future

Celebrating the Renaming of Andrew Jackson Park, Rhythmix Cultural Works is curating, “Creating Our Future,” an installation commemorating change. (Image: Rhythmix Cultural Works)

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No Public Spaces Named for Racists!

Andrew Jackson by the numbers


60,000

Native peoples removed in the “Trail of Tears”

300

Africans held captive by Andrew Jackson

24

months commissioners stalled renaming Park

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reasons to honor Jackson in Alameda

It’s clear: A monument to Andrew Jackson does not belong in Alameda.

Why Rename Jackson Park?

Jackson Park must be renamed due to his treatment of African and Indigenous or peoples:

Timeline of effort to Rename Jackson Park.

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“Genocide”

[H]is contribution overall to the US and California was genocide.

Lynn L.

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“White supremacists!”

Remove monuments to white supremacists!

Alison H.

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“Time for change”

Time for change in the way we name our public spaces.

Beth L.

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