Pursuing justice – Ta-Nehisi Coates Revisits the Case for Reparations

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Date(s) - 04/26/2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Join VIUF for this 4 week exploration of reparations – the bridge between truth and reconciliation.

Together we will learn and process the facts, diverse perspectives, and paths forward as we seek to heal the trauma of stolen land and enslavement and its ongoing repercussions. 

Many White people in the United States are pushing beyond denial of our country’s inhumane treatment of indigenous and Black peoples. We are beginning to recognize that systematic racism is at the root of the grossly disproportionate rates of poverty, unemployment, incarceration, low home ownership, and health disparities among Black and indigenous peoples. 

VIUF believes that compassion, clear understanding, and informed actions are essential parts of a path to justice. Together we will cover such topics as the role of the white savior, the psychological ramifications of our history, and the spiritual foundations of restorative justice. 

Starting Tuesday, April 19, we will meet by Zoom for 4 weekly sessions, from 6-7:30 PM (Pacific). All are welcome. Bring your curiosity and come ready to engage!

Please purchase The Little Book of Restorative Justice and Race by Fania Davis from your local bookstore or Amazon for $5. Other recordings and readings are available online. Follow this link for more details _________________________

For questions, more details, or to sign up, contact Tanya Roberts: 240-505-6110 or  


Week 2, April 26, Tuesday – Ta-Nehisi Coates Revisits the Case for Reparations

Listen – Ta-Nehisi Coates Revisits the Case for Reparations (New Yorker) Ta-Nehisi Coates Revisits the Case for Reparations | The New Yorker

Read – “Until We Are Recognized as Humans”: The Killing of George Floyd and the Case for Black Life at the United Nations – Balthazr I. Beckett and Salimath K. Hankins “Until We Are First Recognized as Humans” by Balthazar I. Beckett and Salimah K. Hankins (usfca.edu)

Read Chapters 1, 2 & 3 in The Little Book of Restorative Justice and Race by Fania Davis

Group discussion on Zoom