Antar Keith published The Racial Wealth Gap: Understanding the Economic Basis for Repair in Events 2023-02-04 03:18:20 -0500
Please join us for a conversation with Lotte Lieb Dula and Briayna Cuffie, creators of reparations4slavery.com, as we explore different aspects of the movement for reparations for slavery. We’ll look at the genesis of white wealth in parallel with the historical harms that resulted from the enslavement of African Americans, creating the current 10-to-1 racial wealth gap, using Lotte’s and Briayna’s ancestral narratives as the backdrop for our conversation. We’ll also look at retooling harmful family narratives that uphold the culture of white supremacy. Includes brief Q and A session.
Lotte Lieb Dula: After discovering that she was a descendant of slaveholders Lotte Lieb Dula, retired financial strategist, founded www.reparations4slavery.com, a portal for white families wishing to walk the path of racial healing through making reparations. Lotte co-convenes Coming To the Table’s Denver Chapter and is a founding donor of Reparations Circle Denver.
Briayna Cuffie is a strategist, advocate, and future author based in Annapolis, Maryland. She leverages her political expertise, teachings from her elders, and history, to help others understand the complexity of Blackness in the United States. Briayna is involved with Coming To the Table’s Annapolis chapter and is the racial equity advisor for reparations4slavery.comWHENFebruary 21, 2023 at 1:00pmWHEREZoom
Join the DA New Yorkers Abroad State Team to map out our outreach for 2023 heading into the 2024 Presidential election season. We'll be planning the upcoming Kick-off event and legislative work to improve ballot access for NY voters living abroad.
Everyone is welcome! It's all hands on deck as we gear up for the coming months!
Date: Tuesday, February 7th
Time: 1pm Eastern / 7pm CEST
Zoom info provided on RSVP
For more info, write to [email protected].WHENFebruary 07, 2023 at 1:00pmWHEREZoom
How do we reverse increasing income inequality in the United States? A 21st-Century Economic Bill of Rights would guarantee all people residing in the United States the right to the essentials of a good life, regardless of their income, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or country of origin. Join our guest speakers to learn more about this progressive proposal and what we can do to implement it.
- Harvey J. Kaye: American historian and sociologist. Author of several books, including “Thomas Paine and the Promise of America” and “The Fight for the Four Freedoms.” He is Professor Emeritus of Democracy & Justice Studies and the Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay.
- Alan Minsky: Executive Director of the Progressive Democrats of America and a lifelong activist, who has worked as a progressive journalist, as Program Director at KPFK Los Angeles, and coordinator for Pacifica Radio’s national coverage of elections.
Here are some resources to prepare for the event:
Article: “A Call for All Progressive Candidates and Officeholders to Embrace a 21st Century Economic Bill of Rights.” Alan Minsky and Harvey J. Kaye. Common Dreams, 23 February 2022.
Video: "The Ethos of the Greatest Generation"- Discussing the Four Freedoms with Harvey Kaye. FDR Library, 4 January, 2023.
All are welcome to attend! Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.
Thanks to our co-sponsors: Global Black Caucus, Global Women’s Caucus, Reparations Task Force, proDA Austria, proDA Germany
RSVP below for the Zoom link!
While there is no donation required to attend, the suggested donation for this event is $10. Click here to donate. Help Democrats Abroad volunteers mobilize voters around the world. Help us fight for progressive policy changes in the new Congress!
Vancouver, CA 9:00 - 10:30 am Washington DC 12.00 - 1:30 pm London, UK 5:00 - 6:30 pm Vienna, AT 6:00 - 7:30 pm Nairobi, Kenya 8:00 - 9:30 pm Mumbai, India 10:30 pm - 12:00 amWHENFebruary 27, 2023 at 12:00pmWHEREZOOM
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As we get closer to Juneteenth please keep note of the following important information.
Please see and share the following information to join our global campaign:
Here is a social media toolkit, complete with unbranded graphics and social media posts.
- Call Storm Email Script
- Social Media Posts (MS Word document)
- Juneteenth Graphic (horizontal)
- Juneteenth Graphic (square)
- Juneteenth Graphic (vertical)
- Reparations Event Flyer
- Reparations Event Graphic
- HRW Executive Order v1
- HRW Executive Order v2
- HRW Executive Order v2
- HRW Reparations Now Handout
The campaign page, where you and others can sign the petition: https://www.hrw.org/ReparationsNow.
Signing the above petition, especially, will make sure Biden knows how many Americans believe in reparatory justice. Be sure to fill it out with your U.S. voting address.
Antar Keith published "Dream Bigger": Japanese-American Activists Commemorate Internment by Pushing for Black Reparations (Feb. 20, 2022) in News 2022-02-22 01:27:41 -0500
"Dream Bigger": Japanese-American Activists Commemorate Internment by Pushing for Black Reparations (Feb. 20, 2022)The activists who joined Democrats Abroad on January 16, 2022, for our Why We Can't Wait event commemorated the WWII-era mass incarceration of Japanese-Americans in American-made concentration camps.
Antar Keith published Here's How Some States are Pushing for Reparations (Feb. 16, 2022) in News 2022-02-22 01:20:15 -0500
Antar Keith published Newark City Council passes Resolution in Support of New Jersey Reparations Task Force (Feb. 16, 2022) in News 2022-02-22 01:11:49 -0500
Antar Keith published BIG NEWS IN THE FIGHT FOR REPARATIVE JUSTICE! in News 2022-02-08 20:20:33 -0500
On Feb. 4th 2022, a group of more than 360 organizations, including the Democrats Abroad Reparations Task Force, signed on to a letter urging House leadership to bring the H.R. 40 reparations study bill to a full vote. Learn more about the campaign here: https://www.tag24.com/politics/us-politics/why-we-cant-wait-crunch-time-for-reparations-as-advocates-demand-house-vote-on-hr-40-2317574.
DPCA Voting Rep, Germany; Saxony Chapter Vice Chair
The cause of Black Lives Matter is a rallying point for Social Justice, but also provides something more. It ultimately opens up an opportunity for solidarity, aligning of progressive & Black politics, and healing for both a nation and a democratic system under threat. Reparations is central to this mission. DA's support for reparative justice at the local, state, and federal-level, thus, is critical to our overall work. In order to march to a better future we must, as a nation, reconcile with our past--and we can do that by working together in solidarity, hope, and compassion.