Why We Can't Wait

As the Reparations Study Bill (H.R. 40) draws closer to a full U.S. House vote, it is increasingly clear that reparative justice is the most powerful means of reversing generational racial disparities. 

On January 16 at 5:30 p.m. CET, organizers from Nikkei Progressives, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, and Human Rights Watch will speak with DA on the history of the Japanese-American post-WWII Reparations and Black Reparations movements, how such redress has impacted both groups, and why we should continue fighting for this legislation at local, state, and national levels.
Our special guests will include:
  • Dreisen Heath who is a researcher and advocate in Human Rights Watch's United States Program examining and advocating on racial justice issues in the US context. She leads Human Rights Watch's domestic research and advocacy on reparations and reparative justice.
  • traci kato-kiriyama, a writer, performer and community organizer with Nikkei Progressives, who is a passionate fighter for Black American Reparations.
  • Kathy Masaoka, a Co-Chair of Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, a seminal organization in the historic fight for Japanese-American reparations and advocates for the passage of the 1988 Civil Liberties Act which brought the first form of reparative justice for victims of WWII-era internment camps.


January 16, 2022 at 11:30am - 1pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Reparations Task Force ·
Gabriel Armas-Cardona Daphne Katranides Emily Lines Robyn T. Emerson Lynn Keeys Dawn Ehrhart Tiffany Jackson Nanci Burns Robert Kelley Patrick J Bealey Adrienne Johnson David Blair Dyanne Victoria Rodriguez Saehee Chang Joyce Nakamura Cuthbert Telesford Liz OLeary Raina Saul Joshua Parker Dashanaba King Michele O'brien Susan Takao Kenton Barnes Katie Bathgate Beverle Lax Anna Marie Mattson Martha McDevitt Pugh Susan Vaillant Marjorie Bernstein Daniel Stein Amy Porter Cindi Cook Larry Zweig Margaret Zelonis Khary Dickerson Katie Solon Onelica Andrade Nicole Satullo kenneth sherman Christina Skovsgaard Art Schankler Angela Fobbs Roy Stacy Leora Glasgow Kathleen Henke Kaitlyn Kennedy Miriam Victory (Vicky) Spiegel Andreas Kohler

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