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ICYMI: Watch “Local and State Reparations: Repairing Black Communities” A National Town Hall Meeting

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Streamed live Friday December 1, 2023 from the historic Second Baptist Church, Evanston, IL, “Local and State Reparations: Repairing Black Communities” A National Town Hall Meeting presented by FirstRepair and The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC).

Speakers and Panelists Included

Robin Rue Simmons

Executive Director, FirstRepair

Dr. Ron Daniels

Convener, The National African-American Reparations Commission

Rev. Dr. Michael Nabors

Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Evanston, IL

Laleta Davis Mattis

Chairperson of the Jamaica Reparations Commission, Kingston, Jamaica

Sen. James Sanders

New York State Senator, Queens, NY

Dr. Julianne Malveaux

President Emeritus, Bennett College for Women, Washington, DC

Dr. Sheila Y. Flemming

Co-Chair, Social Action Committee, Atlanta Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Atlanta, GA

Kamm Howard

Executive Director, Reparations United, Chicago, IL

Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor

Founder/Executive Director, National Black Cultural Information Trust, Washington, DC

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About FirstRepair

FirstRepair was founded by Robin Rue Simmons, a former Evanston, Illinois alderman and the architect of the nation’s first government-funded reparations program. Robin’s “solutions only” leadership style has inspired the services of FirstRepair including sharing best practices, creating tools, and developing a viable model to advance local reparations policy. Our knowledge network includes seasoned experts and social innovators with a proven commitment to reparations, racial justice, and Black community empowerment. Our services will include workshops, educational symposiums, research, stakeholder development and policy design for local government bodies and institutions.

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Convened by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (,

NAARC is a group of distinguished professionals from across the country with outstanding accomplishments in the fields of law, medicine, journalism, academia, history, civil rights and social justice advocacy.

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