Upcoming Event: Racial Redress and Reparations Conference

Please join the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ) and the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 from 9am – 12pm ET for a conference on policy approaches to redressing historical racial harms. 

Recent years have seen heightened calls for the redress and remediation of historical racial injustice. Policymakers have responded with initiatives that take meaningful steps to address the United States’ long legacy of racial violence and injustice.

This convening will take a close look at the current laws and proposals put forth by those legislators and public officials who are at the forefront of these efforts. The conference brings together lawmakers, academic experts, and advocates from across the country to explore legislative efforts to launch government-sponsored truth proceedings and reparations programs.  

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Speakers include

Introductory Remarks
Margaret Burnham
Professor of Law and Africana Studies, Northeastern University; Founder and Director, Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project (CRRJ)

Melissa Nobles
Chancellor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Moderators and Panelists
Andrea Campbell
City Councilor, Boston

Nicholas Creary
Commissioner, Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Theodore C. Landsmark
Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University

Jennifer Llewellyn
Professor of Law and Restorative Justice Chair, Dalhousie University

Kamilah Moore
Chair, California Reparations Task Force

Joseline Peña-Melnyk
State Delegate, Maryland

David Reid
State Representative, Virginia

Robin Rue Simmons
Executive Director, FirstRepair, former Alderman, City of Evanston, Illinois

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