REPARATIONS: From Conversation to ACTION

Nationally and locally in the United States, we see political leaders who in both word and deed are seeking to exploit racial divisions through using racist language and by enacting legislation negatively targeting Black, Brown, and Indigenous populations. These cynical and destructive actions feed cycles of increasing racial inequity with respect to employment, education, housing, and other socioeconomic indicators. Against this backdrop, what are the possibilities for reparative action and are there any signs of forward progress? The FOR or Fellowship of Reconciliation has organized a panel of leading global thinkers and organizers on reparations for slavery and the racial oppression of people of African descent to discuss how to move from informed concern to action.  Register now to join a public conversation with 6 distinguished speakers:
* Dr. Iva Carruthers, General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (Chicago IL) * Rev. Lucas Johnson, Coordinator, International FOR (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) * Jodie Geddes, President, Coming to the Table Board of Managers (Oakland CA) * Dr. Amilcar Shabazz, Vice President, National Council for Black Studies (Amherst MA)
The panel will be co-moderated by: * Chrissi Jackson, Co-Director, The Truth Telling Project (San Diego CA) * Dr. David Ragland, Senior Bayard Rustin Fellow, FOR (Brooklyn NY / St. Louis MO)
Click to learn more about how to register to join the discussion that takes place Jan 30, 2018, at 7:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)  

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