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About Champaign-Urbana Reparations Coalition

Champaign-Urbana Reparations Coalition is a social welfare organization dedicated to seeking reparations for African American people. We believe that reparations are essential to address the ongoing impacts of slavery, segregation, and systemic racism. Click here to learn more about our organization and our mission.

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Our Projects

Champaign-Urbana Reparations Coalition is currently working on several projects to support African-American communities, including researching examples of reparations across the country, educating the community, and political engagement. Click here to learn more about our current projects and how you can support our work.

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There are many ways to support Champaign-Urbana Reparations Coalition's work, from making a donation to volunteering your time and skills. Click here to learn more about how you can get involved and make a difference.

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Event Summary 

On November 16 we were honored to welcome as guest speakers Robin Rue Simmons and Carol
Ammons. Robin is the former 5th Ward Alderman for the City of Evanston, IL, where she led, in
collaboration with others, the passage of the nation’s first municipally-funded reparations legislation for
Black residents which began disbursements in January 2022. Representative Carol Ammons serves in
the Illinois General Assembly as a the representative from the 103rd district. Over 120 gathered to hear
these powerful women and enter into the conversation of how we might move forward in Champaign-
Ms. Simmons is the executive director of First Repair, a not for profit working nationally to educate and
equip leaders, stakeholders, and allies who are advancing local reparations policies that remedy historic
and ongoing anti-Black practices. Abundant resources can be found on their website

Reparations in Action: Uniting for Change: FT Robin Rue Simmons
Reparations in Action: Uniting for Change: FT Robin Rue Simmons
Nov 16, 2023, 7:00 PM – Nov 17, 2023, 7:00 PM
124 W White St, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
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