reparations + housing
nycoba|NOMA will join the Weeksville Heritage Center and JACK for an in depth discussion on reparations and housing within the Black community.
This community conversation will envision what role housing has in the repair of hundreds of years of racial trauma. We’ll explore the role housing has played in the past, both in black self-determination efforts as with Weeksville, and with suppression and oppression of Black Americans by the government, banks, and corporations with red-lining in the 1960s and presently with gentrification. Help co-create proposals for change with people of varied experience, including special guest speakers, including inaugural Nomura Emerging Artist winner Cameron Rowland, Lead Organizer of Equality for Flatbush Imani Keith Henry, and Weeksville’s Oral History Project Manager Obden Mondésir. Moderated by former JACK Co-Director DeeArah Wright. A reception will follow the collective discussion.