November 14, 2022 African American Reparations Advisory Committee meeting

Monday, November 14, 2022

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    Dr. Sheryl Evans Davis, Executive Director
    Eric McDonnell, Committee Chair
    Tinisch Hollins, Committee Vice Chair


    1. 1. Call to order and roll call of committee members (Action item)

      History and Legacy of Black San Francisco

    2. 2. Land and Ancestral Acknowledgements


    3. 3. Findings to allow teleconferenced meetings under California Government Code Section 54953(e) (Discussion and possible action item)

      The Committee will discuss and possibly adopt a resolution setting forth findings required under Assembly Bill 361 that would allow the Committee and its subcommittees to hold meetings remotely according to the modified Brown Act teleconferencing provisions set forth in AB 361.

      Public Comment and Committee Comment

    4. 4. General public comment (Discussion item)

      Public Comment on items not on the agenda.

    5. 5. Dr. Albert S. Broussard presentation on the history of Black San Franciscans

      This presentation will provide a historical context to Black San Franciscans migration to San Francisco and experiences of harm.

      Presentation:   Dr. Albert S. Broussard, Cornerstone Faculty Fellow, Professor Afro-American History, Texas A & M University, Author 

      Public Comment

      Committee Discussion

    6. 6. Review, discuss, and approve Reparations eligibility recommendations for the final report to the Board of Supervisors (Discussion and possible action item)

      The San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee will review different eligibility models presented to the Advisory Committee, and lead a discussion about determining eligibility requirements. 

      Presentation:  Eric McDonnell, Chair, African American Reparations Advisory Committee, San Francisco Human Rights Commission

      Tinisch Hollins, Vice Chair, African American Reparations Advisory Committee, San Francisco Human Rights Commission

      Public Comment

      Committee Discussion

    7. 7. Review and discuss the draft Executive Summary and recommendations for the final report to the Mayor's Office and Board of Supervisors ( Discussion and possible action item)

      he African American Reparations Advisory Committee will present the draft Executive Summary and draft report to be submitted to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in compliance with Ordinance NO. 259-20, “Ordinance amending the Administrative Code to establish the African American Reparations Advisory Committee

      Presentation:  Juell Stewart, Manager, Economic Rights Division, San Francisco Human Rights Commission

      Public Comment

      Committee Comment

    8. 8. Announcements (Discussion item)

      Committee members and members of the public may offer announcements for upcoming events or other items relevant to the community.

      Public Comment

      Committee Comment

    9. 9. Adoption of the October 12, 2022 meeting recording and transcription (Discussion and possible action item)

      Review and anticipated adoption of video recording of the African American Reparations Advisory Committee’s October 12, 2022 meeting. An opportunity for Committee members to elevate key points from the previous meeting.

      Public Comment

      Committee Comment

    10. 9. Adjournment

    Date & Time

    Monday, November 14, 2022
    5:30 pm


    This meeting takes place on Zoom.
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    African American Reparations Committee Report


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