Black Leaders Say Reparations Is an Issue Whose Time Has Come

June 8, 2016

 

Press Advisory

Black Leaders Say Reparations Is an Issue Whose Time Has Come

 

June 10-11, Atlanta will be the focal point of the U.S. and global Reparations Movement as key leaders gather for a Benefit Reception and Area/Regional Hearing/Town Hall Meeting to discuss a Preliminary 10 Point Reparations Program devised by the recently formed National African American Reparations Commission. Among the proposals in the Program is a demand that the U.S. Government appropriate public lands to African Americans with sovereignty rights similar to that granted Native Americans.

 

The Program also includes a National Reparations Trust Authority to administer resources as compensation awarded for centuries of slavery and generations of discriminatory policies that have harmed and hampered Black communities. Congressman John Conyers will also attend the Hearing to provide an update on HR-40, the Reparations Study Bill.

 

The Benefit Reception, featuring Danny Glover, will be Friday, June 10, 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Blvd. The Hearing/Town Hall Meeting will be convened, Saturday, June 11, 12:00 Noon – 6:00 PM at the Interdenominational Theological Center, 700 Martin Luther King Avenue.

 

Notice of Press Conference

 

Subject: The Significance of the Atlanta Hearing/Town Hall Meeting in the Growing Reparations Movement

When: Friday, June 10th, 6:30 PM

Where:  Lobby of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, 100 Ivan Allen Blvd.

Principals:

  • Danny Glover - Actor, Activist, Humanitarian, Chairman, Trans Africa Forum

  • Sir Hilary Beckles – Vice-Chancellor/President, University of the West Indies and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission

  • Keenan Keller - Senior Counsel, House Judiciary Committee, Representing Congressman John Conyers

  • Janae Bonsou - National Policy Chairperson, Black Youth 100 Project

  • Dr. Ron Daniels -  President, Institute of the Black World 21st Century, Convener, National African American Reparations Commission

  • Members of the National African American Reparations Commission

Contact: Maynard Eaton – 404.254.8322

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