Act for Racial Justice
in July & August 2022

Join us and take action for reparations!

Host a prayer vigil or canvassing event in your community and/or write a letter to the editor to raise reparations awareness and pressure the Biden Administration to establish a federal reparations commission.

UPDATE: In-Person and Virtual Reparation Vigils and webinars have been held in Cleveland, OH, Covington, Kentucky, Upstate NY (Finger Lakes area), Rochester NY, and Albany, NY

Upcoming: September 18, 2023 in Richmond, VA
Upcoming: October 13, 2023

Since Emancipation, our country has endured 150+ years of racist policies, laws, and practices that have created inequities between white and Black people, and deprived Black people equal participation in our shared cultural, political, social, and economic life. It’s not to late to make redress.

The sinful legacy of white supremacy and the enduring racial wealth gap must not deny Black people good health, educational and economic outcomes any longer. Establishing a federal reparations commission in the United States is a central way that we name, understand, and address our past and build anew. Now is the time for justice-seekers (like you!) to advocate for reparations and bring long-overdue healing to Black people and our nation.

Our Team Will Support You

There’s a toolkit to guide you through the process of organizing a vigil or community canvass, and to offer support for the letter-to-the-editor writing process. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us. We’re happy to help! Contact the organizer below that covers your state.

In CA, MI, NY, OH, TX, and VA
Catherine Gillette

In IL, IN, KY, MO, NJ, and PA
Sr. Emily TeKolste, SP

All Other States
Sr. Eilis McCulloh, HM

Images from the Cleveland Team’s June 2022 Reparations Prayer Vigil