Did you know that Saint Paul is on a path to reparations NOW?
Saint Paul is taking steps to make reparations through the Saint Paul Recovery Act, and Minneapolis is in a great position to begin doing the same.
"On Jan 13, 2021, City Council passed Res 21-77 in which Council apologized on behalf of the City of Saint Paul for the City's role in the institutional and structural racism that has denied Saint Paul’s African American community access to housing, jobs, education and health care.
"The Council resolution also calls for the creation of a limited-term Legislative Advisory Committee which will work with the City's Administration to create a framework in the City's Codes for a permanent commission, to be known as the Saint Paul Recovery Act Community Reparations Commission. The commission will be empowered to make short, medium and long-term recommendations to specifically address the creation of generational wealth for the American Descendants of Chattel Slavery and to boost economic mobility and opportunity in the Black community."
Dr. Pastor Toya Woodland, Trahern Crews, and Jeremie English have been working on the Saint Paul Recovery Act. They recently reached out and offered to do a discussion panel so we can learn more about it and talk about how Minneapolis can create a path to reparations, too. I'm so honored to host this event, and I hope you can join us!
Join us for a discussion panel with folks leading this effort and find out what we can do to make reparations happen in Minneapolis. We’ll talk about what reparations are and why they are important, what is being done now, and what the next steps are. We’ll have some Q&A time, and then break out into smaller groups to discuss what we’ve heard.
We hope you can make this very informative and important event!
Dr. Pastor Toya Woodland
Host: Kati Medford for Ward 13
Saint Paul Recovery Act
AREA - Armatage Reparations & Equity Action
- October 20, 2021 at 8:00pm – 9:30pm
Kati Medford for Ward 13