CHICAGO: SDPC General Secretary “Schools” VA Commission to Study Slavery

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Virginia Named “Ground Zero” in Setting the Course for National Reparations
Our own Mama Iva Carruthers frames the charge for the State of Virginia’s Commission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discrimination Against African Americans last Friday, October 8, 2021, at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. and the Center for Reparatory Justice, Transformation and Remediation look forward to their journey of truth-telling and reparatory justice. Dr. Carruthers has declared Virginia as “Ground Zero” in the reconstitution of the narrative of the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade and its consequences for African Americans and this nation. Join us in this effort!
Left: Dr. Carruthers addresses the Commission.
Right: Del. Delores McQuinn, D-Richmond, chair of the Commission, intently listens to Dr. Carruthers.
From the first ship that arrived at Virginia’s Point Comfort in 1619 carrying dozens of enslaved Africans, to the recent removal of the Robert E. Lee monument, Iva E. Carruthers called Virginia “ground zero” for the national narrative needed to forge change for African Americans around the country.
Carruthers — founding trustee and general secretary of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, an interdenominational organization focused on justice and equity — spoke at the Library of Virginia on Friday [October 8, 2021] to the state’s Commission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discrimination Against African Americans.
The commission of 11 appointees was established in 2020 and was tasked with reporting to Virginia’s executive branch and the General Assembly on policies that address current and long-term inequities of racial and economic discrimination against African Americans. Read full article from the Richmond TImes Dispatch here.
The mission of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. (SDPC) is to nurture, support, and mobilize African American faith, civic, corporate, and philanthropic leaders to address critical needs of human and social justice within local, national, and global communities. SDPC seeks to strengthen the individual and collective capacity of thought leaders and activists in the academy, church, and community through education, advocacy, and activism.
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