Reparations and Reconciliation: The Road to Healing
March 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDTFree
What is white America’s responsibility to close gaps in the social conditions caused by slavery and the mistreatment of African Americans? In this workshop, we will make the case for justice and healing through reparations. We will discuss what reparations are, why they are important, and what forms they could take.
Amihan Matias is an organization and leadership development consultant, coach, and trainer. with over 25 years of experience working with social justice and social change organizations, and over 20 years of nonprofit management experience. Jennifer has overseen the creation and implementation of a number of cutting edge and nationally recognized executive leadership development programs. She is also trained as a co-active coach and is certified as a trained mediator in the state of MA. She has a degree in social work from Salem State University and is a graduate of the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership at Boston University School of Management.
Marcia Gomes, an educator, musician, and racial equity trainer. She is a talented singer songwriter and a graduate of Berklee College of Music and Lesley University. Her soulful and powerful original compositions focus on social justice themes: Overcome, Trayvon, Blood on a Clear Blue Sky. Marcia is trained in Empowering Multicultural Initiatives, an anti-racism program for educators. She has offered anti-racism courses to middle school educators on topics such as “How to Have Difficult Conversations about Race,” and “RISE – Racial Identity Stories Exploration.”