The Community Reparations Commission is empowered to make short, medium, and long-term recommendations that will make significant progress toward repairing the damage caused by public and private systemic racism. The task of the Reparations Commission is to issue a report in a timely manner for consideration by the City, County, and other participating community groups for incorporation into their respective short-term and long-term priorities and plans.
Community Reparations Commission Meeting – August 15, 2022
|I. Call to Order and Welcome
|Dr. Dwight Mullen
|II. Roll Call
|III. Action Item: Approval of the Agenda
Approved with amendment to hold work group
Discussion and approval until next session
|IV. Action Item: Approval of the Minutes
|V. Commission Charge (p. 12) and Meeting
Meeting Objectives read by Debra Clark Jones
|VI. Appointment of Board of County
Buncombe County names commission alternate Dwayne Richardson to fill members seat left open by Kelsey Simmons
|VII. Expert Testimony Presentation
| Laying the Foundation for Local Reparations
(Review Howard’s guidebook that was distributed
to all Commission members).
Kamm Howard, Businessman, Real Estate Investor, Reparations Activist,
|IX. Discussion: Reflections on the Presentation
each commission member was invited to voice their opinions and thoughts on the information shared by this and past presenters to the group
X. Old Business
a. Work Group Update
Old business on agenda held to next meeting
XI. Public Comment (3 mins each)
Dwayne MacAfee – community member
Racial justice coalition reps – collecting rough data on effectiveness of community engagement
Debra Clark Jones
Discussed briefly Global topics work group
|meeting adjourned 8:20 p.m.
NEXT MEETING: The next meeting of the Community Reparations Commission is scheduled for September 19, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Banquet Room: 87 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
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