Educational Reparations for Evanston

Tuesday, December 14 at 7:00 p.m.
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Evanston has commenced reparations. Northwestern Professor kihana miraya ross has received a Spencer grant to study having educational reparations to repair historic educational injustice in Evanston.  

“‘In recognizing the debt owed to its Black residents and pledging actual dollars towards repairing centuries of educational inequities, Evanston is in unchartered waters. The world will be watching as the first city in the U.S. to approve reparations embarks on an unparalleled move toward educational justice for its Black residents,’” said Ross, describing the moment as an unprecedented research opportunity. The project will inform Ross’s second book and may be the subject of a feature-length documentary”. Northwestern Now (9/1/21)

Professor Ross is the author of “Anti-Blackness in education and the possibilities of redress: Towards educational reparations.” Amerikastudiem/American Studies, 66(1), 229-233 (2021), as well as numerous other articles on educational injustice and Black students.

Professor ross is also a recipient of a 2021 Northwestern Racial Equity and Community Partnership grant, supporting a synergistic project to “amplify the voices of Black Evanston residents in devising community-directed redress of ongoing racialized educational harm and inequities.” Northwestern Now (9/1/21) 

She is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Northwestern with a Ph.D. in Social and Cultural Studies of Education, UC Berkeley (2016), M.A. in Social and Cultural Studies of Education, UC Berkeley, 2011, and a B.A. in African American Studies; Sociology; Education minor, UC Berkeley, 2002

Beth Emet is inviting a number of synagogues and churches to join us, as well as readers of Dear Evanston.

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