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25 junio, 2019

TODAY: Join us for a discussion on reparations for slavery-ACLU-EEUU

Slavery didn't end in 1865. Its legacy continued for decades through Jim Crow laws and Black Codes, and it lives on through mass incarceration, police brutality, and de facto segregation in every part of the country.
If this country ever wants to achieve true racial justice, then we must examine the impact and legacy of slavery – and start to make amends through reparatory justice. That's why we're joining forces with partners in racial justice to commemorate Juneteenth today, at the historic Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, DC.
Not all of us can make it to DC today, but we can be there in spirit. Watch the Juneteenth event LIVE at 1pm EST today.
This Juneteenth is a special one: There's a bill in the House of Representatives, H.R. 40, that would help spark a national conversation about reparations. We'll discuss the bill – and more – at today's event.
The forum will feature Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Dr. Ron Daniels, and representatives from the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, National African American Reparations Commission, and more. Together, we'll talk about how a quarter of a millennium of slavery still impacts the African American community today.
Armando Angel, it's time we have a serious discussion about how this country can begin paying its debt for slavery.
Thanks for showing your support,
Jeffery Robinson
Jeffery Robinson
ACLU Deputy Legal Director

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