Reparations: What is owed to Black Americans?

American Black Journal and BridgeDetroit are teaming up to host a virtual town hall at 12 p.m. Feb. 16 about reparations for Black Americans. Join us as we take a detailed look at the history of reparations and discuss what Detroit’s new task force means for the idea. The esteemed panelists will share insights on the initial work being done on the ground floor in Detroit and more in a conversation moderated by American Black Journal host Stephen Henderson.

We want to hear your questions and thoughts on reparations too. The town hall will end with an opportunity for guests livestreaming in to connect with the panelists more on the topic, and learn how they can get involved. The virtual town hall will be available via livestream on the American Black Journal Facebook page and Detroit Public TV’s YouTube page.

With Special Guests: 

JoAnn Watson

Rev. Dr. JoAnn Watson, Senior Pastor at West Side Unity Church & longtime supporter of reparations

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Andre Perry, Senior Fellow, Brookings Metro & Author of “Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives & Property in America’s Black Cities”

Lauren Hood

Lauren Hood, Chair, Detroit City Planning Commission & AfroUrbanist

Keith Williams

Keith Williams, Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus Chairman & Consultant



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