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Reparations Now?, A #BHeard Town Hall

  • BRIC House Ballroom 647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)

Never fully exorcised, the ghost of America’s original sins haunts nearly every aspect of our nation’s soul. Can we put a price tag on the genocide of indigenous tribes? How do we, as a nation, make amends for the enslavement, lynching, Jim Crow laws, redlining, and mass incarceration experienced by African-Americans? Is the forced family separation faced by Central and South American migrants the latest transgression committed by a people who have yet to reconcile with a history of blood and violence? How can we process our past and tell a new narrative of a just America… Can these debts be paid? In this #BHeard Town Hall we ask: is the time for reparations now?

Panelists:

Katherine Franke: Professor at Columbia University, Author of the forthcoming book Repair: Redeeming the Promise of Abolition

Coleman Hughes: Columnist at Quillette; Contributor at The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal & The National Review

Noah Millman: Columnist, The Week

Chief Dwaine Perry: Chief of the Ramapough-Lunaape Nation

Rev. Mark Thompson: Host, Progress

L. Joy Williams: Political Strategist & President, NAACP (Brooklyn Chapter)

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