Keep the Jack London Bust in Whitehorse, YT

Keep the Jack London Bust in Whitehorse, YT

July 2, 2020
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Dan Curtis and 1 other
Signatures: 12Next Goal: 25
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Why this petition matters

Started by Rian Buchanan

There is a petition to remove the bust of Jack London in Whitehorse.  We believe is should stay up. 

No human is perfect, past or present.  Those imperfections are what make us all human.  What's important is the good you do, the positive impact you make on the world.  

Jack London created many beloved books and has a large amount of local history in the Yukon.  During his life, he learned more about the people and cultures he loved and changed his views over time. He is an excellent example of how one can change their viewpoint to be a better person. The bust commemorates that contribution.  

There is a push to erase history, part of that is to remove statues of imperfect people, ignoring the step forward that each person made to bring us to this point. History is not a subjective idea.  It is objective and informative to help us all make better decisions for the future.  

This petition thing wants us to have more words so we are going to say more things.  

Books by Jack London:

The Cruise of the Dazzler (1902)
A Daughter of the Snows (1902)
The Call of the Wild (1903)
The Kempton-Wace Letters (1903)
(published anonymously, co-authored with Anna Strunsky)
The Sea-Wolf (1904)
The Game (1905)
White Fang (1906)
Before Adam (1907)
The Iron Heel (1908)
Martin Eden (1909)
Burning Daylight (1910)
Adventure (1911)
The Scarlet Plague (1912)
A Son of the Sun (1912)
The Abysmal Brute (1913)
The Valley of the Moon (1913)
The Mutiny of the Elsinore (1914)
The Star Rover (1915)
(published in England as The Jacket)
The Little Lady of the Big House (1916)
Jerry of the Islands (1917)
Michael, Brother of Jerry (1917)
Hearts of Three (1920)
(novelization of a script by Charles Goddard)
The Assassination Bureau, Ltd (1963)
(left half-finished, completed by Robert L. Fish)

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Signatures: 12Next Goal: 25
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Decision Makers

  • Dan Curtis
  • Mayor of whitehorse