Press Play: Live-stream will begin here at 1PM EST, Wednesday June 19, 2019
Healing and Reconciliation: HR-40 and the Promise of Reparations for African Americans
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (Juneteenth), 10 AM the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution will convene a hearing on HR 40.
Following this historic hearing, the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will hold a national forum, 1 PM at the Historical Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005. This event is free and open to the public. Doors Open at 12:30 PM. If you are not able to join us in Washington DC, join us here online during the livestream (above).
Panelists and speakers to include Rev. Dr. William Lamar, Jeffery Robinson, Dr. Ron Daniels, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Danny Glover, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Kamm Howard, Atty. Nkechi Taifa, Dr. Iva Carruthers, Nana Dr. Patricia Newton, Katrina Browne and others – See program
Welcome: Rev. Dr. William Lamar, Senior Pastor, Metropolitan AME Church
Overview and Purpose: Jeffery Robinson, Deputy Legal Director and Director of the ACLU Justice and Equality Center
Remarks and Introduction of HR-40 Panelists: Dr. Ron Daniels, President, Institute of the Black World 21st Century, Convener, National African American Reparations Commission
Facilitated Discussion — The Vision and Meaning of HR-40
Moderator: Dr. Ron Daniels
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Lead Sponsor, HR-40
Danny Glover, U.N. Ambassador, U.N Decade for People of African Descent
Kamm Howard, National Co-Chairperson, National Coalition for Reparations for African Americans (NCOBRA)
Nkechi Taifa, Civil Rights/Human Rights Attorney, President, The Taifa Group Consulting
Facilitated Discussion – Remembering, Reflecting and Reparations
Moderator: Jeffery Robinson
Video Presentation: From the upcoming documentary film, Who We Are, A Chronicle of Racism In America, a clip: Too Successful To Be A Negro
Dr. Iva Carruthers, General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference
Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Political Economist, Author, President Emeritus, Bennett College for Women
Nana Dr. Patricia Newton, CEO, Black Psychiatrists of America.
Katrina Browne, Producer/Editor of Traces of the Trade, a documentary from the “deep North” that tells the story of her forebears who were among the largest slave traders in New England and the nation.
Introduction of Keynote Presenter: Dr. Ron Daniels
Keynote Presentation – Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor/President, University of the West Indies and Chairman, CARICOM Reparations Commission
HR-40 and the State of the U.S. and Global Reparations Movement
Closing Statements and the Charge
Dr. Ron Daniels