Be part of a historic movement to bring reparations to Evanston's Black community

July 25, 2019

Dear Evanston,

 

On July 11, Robin Rue Simmons 5th Ward Alderman, former 5th ward Ald. Delores Holmes, Patricia A Efiom, director of the City's Equity and Empowerment Department, and former alderman Jane Grover, chair of Evanston's Equity and Empowerment Commission, called a meeting for Evanston residents to begin to discuss solutions to repair the harm and injustices that have been done to Black Evanston residents.

 

Please read Robert Seidenberg's report about the meeting here.

 

Since the meeting, Ald. Simmons has started a public Facebook group for anyone

 

who would like to get involved in finding, as Ald. Simmons says, "actionable plans, suggestions, and recommendations that I can get support from my colleagues on the Council and actually bring some repair.”

 

I particularly strongly encourage white Evanstonians to get on board.

The fact is, reparations are ours to make.

 

You can join the conversation here.

 

The next community meeting is on 8/15/19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Civic Center in the Parasol Room.

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