Tuesday, November 17, 2020
9:o0am – 12:30pm EST – Open to the public
Please join us for a conference on reparations for the descendants of lynching victims. The conference brings descendant families together with longstanding leaders of US reparations movements, racial justice activists, and scholars to discuss avenues for compensatory reparations and other forms of individual and community repair. We’ll explore fundamental questions at the heart of a successful case for reparations: (1) why reparations for lynching; (2) what modes of redress; and (3) from whom should descendants and the collectivities they represent seek reparations? A closed session in the afternoon will consider strategies for the launch of such an initiative.
Angela Y. Davis and Congressperson Sheila Jackson Lee will address the gathering.
Additional speakers include Margaret Burnham, Ron Daniels, William “Sandy” Darity, Evan Lewis, Quanda Johnson, Maxine Jones, Joey Mogul, Sheila Moss, Melissa Nobles, Nkechi Taifa, and Annie Whitlock.
Zoom link will be sent to registrants. Register here.