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Sunday, July 10 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Reparations: How Are We Doing It?

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How can we move the discussion of reparations beyond making the case for it and being angry at those who do not agree? This Strategy Session will engage the room in looking at potential tools in the fight for securing reparations now and putting them to work to repair our communities. We will develop a broad understanding of why development is key and multiple approaches to engaging in this work now. Participants will leave with ideas of how to fund work in communities that we can initiate to repair the damage of slavery and exploitation.

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Aisha Shillingford

Innovation Specialist, Intelligent Mischief
Aisha Shillingford is a freelance artist, trainer, facilitator and social change strategist who has been living in Boston for the past 16 years. With over 15 years of community organizing and program development experience in Boston, Aisha dreams of a day when we all believe that... Read More →
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Edward Whitfield

Ed Whitfeld is co-founder and co-managing director of the Fund for Democratic Communities (F4DC). A long time social justice activist, Ed had been involved in labor, community organizing and peace work since the late 60‘s when he was a student activist at Cornell University. He was the chairman of the Greensboro Redevelopment Commission for 9 years and formerly board chairman of Greensboro’s Triad Minority Development Corporation. In his work with F4DC, Ed helped initiate the formation of the Southern Grassroots Economies Project (SGEP) and their annual CoopEcon conferences aimed at networking and training among people interested in developing a cooperative new economy in the US South. He has visited and studied worker cooperative activities from the Evergreen Cooperatives of Cleveland, OH to the massive Mondragon Cooperatives Corporation in the Basque region of Spain. For Ed, helping people in communities engaged in meaningful, democratic, just, sustainable and productive activities is a key motivation., Fund for Democratic Communities
Ed Whitfield is a long time social justice activist who came through the late sixties black student movement to do labor, community and anti - war organizing in the South. In 2007, Ed Co-founded The Fund for Democratic Communities (F4DC) whose mission is to strengthen authentic democracy... Read More →


Sunday July 10, 2016 11:15am - 12:30pm
Bulger Communication Center East

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