Reparations Community Conversation

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June 03, 2023 at 1:00pm - 3pm


Chatham-Avalon Church
8601 S State St
Chicago, IL 60619
United States
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Lorne Runnels

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Reparations Community Conversation

Reparations are defined as the making of amends for a wrong that one has done; by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have been wronged, and are given to horrifically oppressed groups of people by their oppressive nations, states, institutions, and/or complicit corporations. Occurring after the harm has been done, these payments are intended to serve as an apology and often come alongside one. They should also begin to repair the damage caused and present a plan to address structural inequities. 

Conversations about reparations have been happening since the end of slavery. There must be multiple paths to reparations because Black people are not all the same. Our partner Equity and Transformation (EAT), are working on reparations for the War on Drugs. We encourage all Black people to imagine what reparations for slavery, and the systems predicated upon slavery, might look like for their communities.

The guiding theme for these events is to answer the question "what do reparations mean for Black people". Participants share their visions for reparations and create intimate spaces with one another to expand public discourse on reparations. You can now pre-register for our next community conversation here. If you have any additional questions or want more information please connect with our Director of Organizing, Lorne Runnels.

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