Local Reparations Leaders to Announce Support for HR-40

elected officials and partners will engage in local Reparations initiatives and announce support for HR-40
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(Evanston, IL)- The Second Annual National Symposium on Local Reparations will be convened in Evanston, IL from December 1-3 by FirstRepair and the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC).

At the Symposium, community stakeholders, elected officials and partners will engage in local Reparations initiatives and announce support for HR-40 at a press conference the evening of December 2. HR-40 will establish a Commission to study and develop Reparations proposals for African Americans. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, lead sponsor of HR-40 will participate in the Symposium and speak at the Press Conference.  

The Second Annual National Symposium on Local Reparations will be hosted by Robin Rue Simmons, Executive Director of FirstRepair and Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener, National African American Reparations Commission. It will take place on Friday, December 2, 6:30 PM, at the Orrington Hilton Hotel, 1710 Orrington Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201 

Speakers will Include:  

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Lead Sponsor, HR-40, Houston, TX  
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Chicago, IL 
Daniel Bliss, Mayor, Evanston, IL 
Dr.  Sheryl Davis, Executive Director, Human Rights Commission, San Francisco, CA 
Keith Williams, Reparations Working Group, Detroit, MI 
Kamm Howard, Executive Director, Reparations United, Chicago, IL   

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