NEA will collaborate and partner with organizations and individuals who are doing the work to push reparations for descendants of enslaved Africans in the United States and to involve educators, students, and communities in the discussions around support for reparations.  NEA will write an article in NEA Today to pay homage to educators who have been and are currently fighting for reparations, such as Ernie Smith, and to highlight the organizations and individuals involved in the fight for reparations. NEA will actively network and collaborate with organizations such as ACLU, the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA), and individuals such as Darrick Hamilton, to hold national teletown halls in different regions of the United States in order to educate members and the general public about the importance of reparations.

Rationale/Background

Descendants of enslaved Africans in the U.S. have a right to full repair and reparations for the crimes against humanity committed against them by the U.S. and for the gross injustices inflicted upon their ancestors.

Contact

Erika Strauss Chavarria - MD

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $106,000.