The city’s seven-member Reparations Advisory Commission hosted its first in-person event on April 22 at the California African American Museum in District 9, welcoming nearly 400 in-person attendees.
“The Reparations Advisory Commission was created to meaningfully address a legacy of racism that has held African Americans back,” said Councilmember Price, who spoke at the event. “Moving forward as one city means recognizing this inequity in our city and taking real steps to rectify it. I am proud to have played a role in shaping this Commission.”
Created by city leaders in 2021, the Commission, which is part of the LA Civil Rights Department, will engage public input and academic and participatory research to develop a future reparations program for a group of Black Angelenos.
During the meeting, Commissioners shared the timeline for a reparations proposal in Los Angeles, including an academic and participatory study and fund development. A final proposal is expected to be transmitted to the City Council and the Mayor by early 2025. Learn more about the blue-ribbon task force, composed of leading voices in activism, academia, law, and racial justice by clicking the link here.
Click on the image below to watch a special video of the meeting produced by our friends at LA CityView 35.