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Streamed live on Friday, December 10, 2021 from the First Church of God CLC in Evanston, IL — A National town hall meeting, “Building a Local Reparations Movement” hosted in partnership with the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) and FirstRepair.


Danny Glover
Actor, Activist, U.N. Ambassador, San Francisco, CA

Eric Philips
Vice-Chairman, CARICOM Reparations Commission, Guyana, South America

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee
Lead Sponsor, HR-40, Houston, TX


Pastor Monte Dillard
First Church of God


Nkechi Taifa
Esq. President, The Taifa Group, Washington, D.C.


Judge Lionel Jean-Baptiste
Evanston, IL

Rev. Dr. Michael Nabors
President of Northshore NAACP

Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Inaugural Dean, Ethnic Studies Department. Cal State LA

Kamm Howard
National Co-Chairman, N’COBRA, Chicago. IL

Vanessa Hall Harper
Councilwoman, Tulsa, OK

Peter Braithwaite
Councilmember, Evanston, IL

Henry Wilkins
Education Reparations Committee Chair

Robin Rue Simmons
Executive Director, First Repair, Evanston, IL

Dr. Ron Daniels
Convener, National African American Reparations Commission, New York, NY


About The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC)

Convened by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (, NAARC is a group of distinguished professionals from across the country with outstanding accomplishments in the fields of law, medicine, journalism, academia, history, civil rights and social justice advocacy.

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About FirstRepair

FirstRepair was founded by Robin Rue Simmons, a former Evanston, Illinois alderman and the architect of the nation’s first government-funded reparations program. Robin’s “solutions only” leadership style has inspired the services of FirstRepair including sharing best practices, creating tools, and developing a viable model to advance local reparations policy. Our knowledge network includes seasoned experts and social innovators with a proven commitment to reparations, racial justice, and Black community empowerment. Our services will include workshops, educational symposiums, research, stakeholder development and policy design for local government bodies and institutions.



IBW21 (The Institute of the Black World 21st Century) is committed to enhancing the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. and globally to achieve cultural, social, economic and political equality and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.