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  • Community Engagement

Remote: RJI Quarterly Meeting with Hot Topic: Reparations

  • Monday, March 23
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Program Leader: Michael Curry

This event will take place through Zoom video conference call.  To participate in the Zoom call, please RSVP to Ediss Gandelman to receive an invitation to join the call. If you’re new to Zoom, watch a tutorial on how to join a Zoom call.

June 19 (AKA “Juneteenth”—the day commemorating the announcement of the end of slavery) was particularly historic in 2019 as the US House of Representatives Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a bill H.R. 40, the “Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act.” Also history-making was the URJ’s passage of a Resolution to support H.R.40 at its December’s biennial—the first religious group to endorse the bill! Join the Racial Justice Initiative to learn from Mr. Michael Curry, National NAACP Board Director, about this “Hot Topic” –why now? What forms can reparations take? What precedents and other models have been used?

Mr. Michael Curry, Esq., is the Deputy CEO and General Counsel of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, which represents 49 health centers, serving more than 800,000 patients. In 2014, he was elected to the National NAACP Board of Directors, recently appointed to the National Board’s Executive Committee and appointed to chair the National Board’s Advocacy and Policy Committee and Vice Chair of the Political Action and Legislation Committee. Curry is the immediate past president of the Boston Branch of the NAACP (2011-2016) where he launched the NAACP’s inaugural “Next Generation of Young Professional Leadership Program. Read Michael Curry’s full bio

TBE’s Racial Justice Initiative seeks to increase our understanding and activism to address ongoing discrimination and inequality.