City of Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission meeting: July 18, 2022

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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 – July 18, 2022

Agenda Item


Call to Order and Declaration of Quorum  
Roll Call Quorum reached
Action Item: Approval of Agenda agenda approved
Action Item: Approval of Minutes minutes approved
Commission Charge and Meeting Objectives

Debra Clark Jones- TEQuity

Review of meeting materials on tabs and links

Bios for speakers included

Read charge and meeting objectives to commission

Expert Testimony Presentation  
Introduction of Speakers  
  • Reparations: Theory and Practice

Dr. Onaje Muid / Chair of the Int’l Commission and Co-Chair of the health commission: Nat’l Coalition of Black Americans for Reparations (N’COBRA)


Dr. Fatima Hafiz/ CEO and Lead Facilitator, The Tea Group

*Hafiz was unable to attend or present at today’s session

Commission member Q&A

Dr Muid took questions from commission members 

A request from a council member was put forth asking for data on the impact of Covid 19 on the black community of Asheville

Public Comment

Presentation made by public member Priscilla Robinson on behalf of the southside community/

Requested of commission to be allowed to return and make a formal presentation to commission and suggested other community members

Wrap Up

lead by Debra Clark Jones

youth involvement and work groups discussed

Adjournment Adjourned



NEXT MEETING: The next meeting of the Community Reparations Commission is scheduled for August 15, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.  at Harrah’s Cherokee Center – Banquet Room:  87 Haywood Street,  Asheville, NC 28801


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