Reparations: What and Why

Trahern Crews will present a talk on reparations for slavery and lead the discussion. Crews is co-chair of the Green Party of the US’s working group on Reparations. He is also a member of the 4th CD Green Party and their representative to the Green Party of Minnesota Coordinating Committee. Crews is also a member of Black St. Paul. He has given numerous presentations about the topic of reparations. His presentation will cover mass incarceration, precedents for reparations, and HR40 and why it is important

Following the presentation there will be elections for 5th District Green Party Steering Committee and our 5th District rep to the GPMN Coordinating Committee. A brief overview of the current reorganization process will wind up the meeting.

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1:30 – 4:30 pm. Snacks will be provided.

1:15 pm Check in

1:30 – 1:50 Welcome and introductions

1:50 – 3:00 Reparations, presented by Trahern Crews

3:00 Break

3:15 – 4:00 Steering Committee and Coordinating Committee election

4:00 – 4:30 Reorganization update

Hosted by the Minneapolis Green Party (5th CD).

8 thoughts on “Reparations: What and Why

  1. fred stein

    Where are my reperations from Egypt? The Red Sea did a job on all those oppressors. Also the name FRED
    has been maligned as a joke in our culture. Insensitive is the word. That is why I chose a career as a
    Comedian. I could have been a contender. No wonder Yale turned me down.

  2. Seebeck

    So when do I get my reparations for a lifetime of tax slavery on the government plantation?


  3. Jared

    I’m descended from white indentured servants. Maybe I can get a coupon or something.

  4. Johno

    The leading dims , Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris look like they are for this as well. I wonder if Bernie Sanders is for this.

  5. NewFederalist

    Who will be paid? How will they be paid? Why will they be paid? Who will pay them?


    This would be cool. My gggrandfather was wounded fighting in the Union army. He was unable to work at capacity for next 35 years. So if he lost $500 per year, at 4%, until his death, and that money was brought forward to present day, then his living descendants would inherit $3.8 million. Woo Hoo! Just think how much there would be for those whose ancestors died in the Civil War.

  7. dL

    Who will be paid? How will they be paid? Why will they be paid? Who will pay them?

    It’s lip service. If the UnitedStates was all that concerned with rectifying injustices, it would start with the present. War reparations, prison reparations…stand in line. And it’s a long one.

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