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Reparations in KC

June 7, 2023 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
University Academy
6801 Holmes Rd
Kansas City, MO 64131
Reparations in KC @ University Academy | Kansas City | Missouri | United States

Kansas City PBS hits the road for a televised conversation on reparations

Kansas City is on the clock…

A new Mayoral Reparations Commission has been tasked with making amends for the city’s role, “in the enslavement of Black people and historic enforcement of segregation.”

The new 13-member panel has 12 months to come up with recommendations.

But how will it work? Who should get help? And who’s on the hook for paying?

Your voice matters!

Be among the first to weigh in during a televised community conversation Wednesday, June 7 at University Academy. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Kansas City PBS is partnering with American Public Square to convene the issue’s leaders and critics, alongside panelists with first-hand knowledge of how reparation programs work.

Flying into Kansas City to participate is Robin Rue Simmons, the Illinois councilmember credited with helping pass the nation’s first publicly funded reparations program in Evanston. Simmons is the subject of the new PBS documentary that chronicles that effort, The Big Payback.

You can guarantee your seat for this lively special program by registering in advance at American Public Square’s website.