We’re collaborating with the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice on a 2-part discussion of reparations, focusing on the harm resulting from slavery in the United States.
Reparations are the act or process of making amends for a wrong. According to the United Nations: Adequate, effective, and prompt reparation is intended to promote justice by redressing gross violations of international human rights law or serious violations of international humanitarian law.
Part 1 on November 15th from 7 – 8 p.m. includes our pre-recorded session featuring Eugene Young, former Executive Director of the Metropolitan Urban League of Wilmington, Javonne Rich, ACLU-DE Policy and Advocacy Director, and Logan Herring, CEO of the WRK Group (a collective of three non-profits revitalizing the Riverside and Northeast Wilmington neighborhoods).
Part 2 on December 13th from 7 – 8 p.m. will discuss the various ways that reparations might be made. Logan Herring will discuss supporting underserved communities as a form of reparations. Dr. Marlene Saunders will discuss how a focus on the public health disparities in the Black community might be considered part of a reparations program. Mr. Lee Baker will speak about how George Washington University, a former slave-holding institution, is working on the reparations question. We will also continue the conversation about how to move from conversations to action to make reparations a reality.
Please join us for this thought-provoking discussion.