Talks & Tours
The Journey to Reparations Series: “Yes to Fairness – Detroit Speaks”
Featuring attorney Todd Perkins and Michigan Democrat Black Caucus Leader Keith Williams, this panel discussion will center on local reparations initiatives, the "Yes to Fairness" proposal, and the Charter Commission verbiage on Reparations initiative; both are slated to be on the November ballots under Detroit's local election. The panelists will discuss the motivation, goals and impact of these local reparations initiatives, as it relates to Detroit's unique history in the Reparations movement.
How to Participate
This session will take place in-person in the GM Theater with a live audience and live streaming. The streaming will also be available for replay virtually through the Museum’s Vimeo account.
About the Yes to Fairness Initiative:
The Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) Black Caucus has launched a petition drive for reparations for African Americans, an issue debated for more than a century in America to become a reality. The caucus has started a Detroit initiative called “Yes on Fairness” to get the word out and has placed more than 500 volunteers on Motor City streets with petitions. The effort, if successful, would establish a committee to oversee the creation and development of a “Reparations Fund” to make recommendations for funding allocations to address historical discrimination against the Black community in Detroit.