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Reparations Press Conference and Bold Floral Installation

June 16, 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

ReparationsNow - The Why We Can't Wait Coalition

ReparationsNow - The Why We Can't Wait CoalitionJoin the Why We Can’t Wait Coalition for a press conference and bold floral installation (flowers  donated by BLK FLWR MRKT) on The White House Ellipse on Thursday, June 16, 2022. The efforts are to follow up on a formal request issued on May 4, 2022 urging President Biden to sign an executive order for an H.R.40-style federal reparations committee.

Come to the press conference and visit the red, black, and green garden installation!

The Why We Can’t Wait Coalition, coordinated by Human Rights Watch, and led by dozens of faith-based and secular racial justice advocates (including the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA), Color Of Change, NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice, Black Voters Matter, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and more) urged President Biden Administration through a letter sent on May 4, 2022, to bring #ReparationsNow–before Juneteenth–by way of an executive order for an H.R.40-style federal reparations commission. This long-overdue study commission will set the country on the path to repair, healing, and equity.

Come to the press conference and visit the red, black, and green garden installation!

Social Media

Use this hashtag on social media #ReparationsNow

Sample tweet:
Join the Why We Can’t Wait Coalition on the White House Ellipse to let President Biden know that NOW is the time for a reparations commission. His executive order can set our country on a path to long-overdue racial healing and repair. #ReparationsNow

Take a Piece of the Installation Home

We would love for you to take home a piece of the Reparations Garden. As we de-install the garden, bring home a houseplant, garden plant and a bag of mulch. No limit on how many plants one person may take. Celosia and croton plants, as well as black and red mulch. Each participant will be encouraged to sign the HR40 Reparations Bill.


June 16, 2022
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm


Elissa Hackerson
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The White House Ellipse
1450 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20230 United States
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