Congratulations to Ald. Robin Rue Simmons!
Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) announced today that Alderman Robin Rue Simmons has been selected to serve on the Commission effective May 15th, at the conclusion of her term on the City Council.
Commenting on the importance of her appointment to the Commission, Dr. Daniels said, “Alderman Simmons' vision, courage and tenacity in advocating for reparations for African Americans in Evanston has earned the respect of civil rights and human rights leaders and proponents of reparations across the county. Evanston’s Reparations Initiative is viewed as a model for municipal reparations across the nation.”
Established in April, 2015, the National African American Reparations Commission is a group of distinguished professionals from across the country with accomplishments in the fields of law, medicine, journalism, academia, history, civil rights and social justice advocacy.
They are united in a common commitment to fight for reparatory justice, compensation and restoration of African American communities that were plundered by the historical crimes of slavery, segregation and colonialism and that continue to be victimized by the legacies of slavery and American apartheid.
Convenor of the NAARC is Dr. Ron Daniels, veteran civil and human rights activist and Distinguished Lecturer Emeritus, York College, City University of New York. Read more about NAARC here.
Read more about Rue Simmons' appointment here.