Founded in 2015, the Reparations Working Group is comprised of Coming to the Table members who are very much oriented to “Taking Action,” one of the four pillars in CTTT’s approach to achieving its mission and vision. The group was formed after several community conference calls on “reparations” and a subsequent solicitation for volunteers.
The group is exploring many avenues toward “repairing the harms” of slavery and its many legacies. A starting point is promoting the continuing support by CTTT of HR 40, a bill proposed in the House of Representatives by Congressman John Conyers to establish a Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans.
In addition, the group has worked to organize into a coherent document all the reparations ideas put forth by CTTT members during the initial conference calls, from two breakout sessions at the 2016 CTT National Gathering, and most recently, in response to a solicitation of ideas in the June 2017 CTTT Newsletter.
You can review the most recent draft reparations list HERE.
In June 2017, the Working Group also began to reach out to other groups who have been working on reparations efforts. CTTT believes that to be effective, we must collaborate with other like-minded organizations, if significant reparations efforts are to succeed. The Working Group plans to continue to provide multiple opportunities for CTTT members to contribute to the reparations cause.
For more information, or to join the group, please contact us here.