The mission of the KC Reparations Coalition is to(1) provide information , resources and opportunities for discussion with the community about Black reparations in Kansas City, Missouri and (2) facilitate development and implementation of local reparations proposals.
KCRC hosts a monthly online meeting on the last Monday of each month. Meetings are from 6 to 7:30 pm. Meetings generally include updates on recent Coalition activities, the Mayor's Commission and includes discussion of a topic relevant to the reparations movement. You can join the monthly meeting with this link:
The guest speaker for the February 26, 2024 meeting is Kamau Sadiki, board member and lead instructor with Diving With a Purpose (DWP-divingwithapurpose.org). Diving with a Purpose is an international organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of submerged heritage resources. The organization's special focus is the protection, documentation, and interpretation of African slave trade shipwrecks and the maritime history and culture of African-Americans who formed a core of labor and expertise for America's maritime enterprises. Our guest speaker is featured in the Netflix documentary “Descendant,” which follows the descendants of the slave ship Clotilda, the last slave ship to smuggle African captives into the U.S. more than 50 years after the Atlantic slave trade was abolished. Join us to learn more about this historic work and Brother Sadiki's archeological endeavors and his journey that provides a sense of ancestral connectivity.
You don't want to miss this piece of history and how it connects to the reparations movement. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82355663353
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The work of the KC Reparations Coalition (KCRC) began in November 2020 as a grassroots community group dedicated to ensuring local reparations in Kansas City, Missouri. In June 2021, Mayor Quinton Lucas joined mayors from 10 other cities and established Mayors Organized for Reparations and Equity (MORE), a coalition of U.S. mayors commi
The work of the KC Reparations Coalition (KCRC) began in November 2020 as a grassroots community group dedicated to ensuring local reparations in Kansas City, Missouri. In June 2021, Mayor Quinton Lucas joined mayors from 10 other cities and established Mayors Organized for Reparations and Equity (MORE), a coalition of U.S. mayors committed to paying reparations to African American citizens of their cities.
In January 2023, the Kansas City, MO City Council voted to approve Ordinance # 220966 expressing apologies on behalf of the City of Kansas City and declaring the City's intent to make amends for its participation in the sanctioning of the enslavement of Black people and any historical enforcement of segregation and accompanying discriminatory practices against Black citizens of Kansas City, encouraging others to join the City in this effort, and establishing a commission within ninety days to be known as the Mayor's Commission on Reparations to advise the City regarding reparation issues.
On May 1, 2023, Mayor Lucas announced the commission appointees. The Commission's first meeting was held on May 23, 2023.
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