Join fellow Vashon Islanders for a presentation and community discussion on Civil Reparations.
Thursday, November 4th
4:30-6pm on Zoom
It’s been well over a year since many white Americans vowed to do better in the wake of the countless murders of Black people, including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Many of us have participated in lengthy conversations about racial equity, defunding the police, and providing reparations. We’ve attended rallies, written postcards, and advocated for criminal justice reform. When it comes to reparations though, what have we accomplished?
We hear things like: the subject is too complex, we don’t know if our ancestors enslaved people, it’s up to the government and non-profits to do the work. (The reality is that only 1% of foundation funding specifically goes to Black communities, and the government has contributed $0 toward reparations for Black people.)
It’s time for a conversation about taking reparative action for Black lives.
Join us November, 4th when the Civil Reparations Project comes virtually to Vashon to help lead a community conversation about Reparations.
Can’t make it on the 4th but want to take action? Here is the link to invest in Africatown’s Reimagine Black Seattle campaign.
Info on further reparation action here: Movement For Black Lives Reparations Toolkit