NY State Senator Sanders Jr. Hosts Cleare, Espaillat, Salaam, Dickens, And More Panel On Reparations

August 18, 2023

Senator James Sanders Jr., who leads the NY State Senate Select Majority Task Force on Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises.

Including Assemblymember Michaelle Solages, Chair of The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus, are co-hosting an engaging Panel Discussion titled “The Path to Reparations.” The event is scheduled for today, Friday, August 18, 2023, running from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The venue is the esteemed Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, situated at 515 Malcolm X Blvd., Harlem, NY 10037. Notably, this event is open to all and admission is free.

This significant gathering is proudly sponsored by several other distinguished figures, including U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat, Senator Cordell Cleare, Assemblymembers Inez Dickens, Al Taylor, and Eddie Gibbs, as well as Democratic Nominee CD9 Yusef Salaam.

Highlighting recent legislative advancements, a momentous bill (S.1163-A/SANDERS, identical to A.7691/Solages) aimed at creating the New York State Community Commission on Reparations Remedies has successfully passed both the Senate and the Assembly during this legislative session. The bill now awaits the signature of Governor Kathy Hochul. This crucial legislation serves to acknowledge the deep-seated injustices, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery that have scarred the history of New York City and the State itself. Once enacted, this bill will establish a Commission tasked with researching the enduring impacts of slavery and its aftermath in New York, while also offering recommendations for appropriate reparations. If signed, this action would make New York the second state in the nation, after California, to institute a dedicated reparations commission.


Key Details:

Event: Panel Discussion – “The Path to Reparations”
Date: Friday, August 18, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Address: 515 Malcolm X Blvd., Harlem, NY 10037
Livestream: Watch the event live at https://youtube.com/live/Y53R9UGKnu4?feature=share

Featured Participants:


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  • Senator James Sanders Jr., Chair of the NY State Senate Select Majority Task Force on Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises
  • Assemblymember Michaelle Solages, Chair of The New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus
  • Senator Cordell Cleare, NYS Senate Chair of the Committee on Aging
  • Aaron Mair, the first African American elected as National President of the Sierra Club
  • Kevin “K.C.” Matthews, Deputy Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Join us today, August 18th, 2023, for this insightful event from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The event is open to everyone, and you can also tune in to the live stream at https://youtube.com/live/Y53R9UGKnu4?feature=share.

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