Reparations: Remembering, Repairing, and Re-imagining

Webinar series on reparations held June 17, 24 and July 19 at 1pm ET.

reparations webinar dates June 17 and 24

Join Church and Society for a special three-part webinar series:

“Reparations: Remembering, Repairing, and Re-imagining”

Register here!

June 17, 2021, Repairing:

Panel discussion on examples of reparations in the United States (Japanese Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Evanston, Illinois). What can we learn from these examples of reparations?

Watch a recording of the June 17 event here!


  • His Excellency Leon Kaulahao Siu, Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Kingdom of Hawai’i
  • Rev. Michael Yoshii, Activist and Retired Elder California-Nevada Conference
  • Rev. Chebon Kernell, Executive Director of Native American Comprehensive Plan
  • Rev. Grace Imathiu, Senior Pastor of Evanston First United Methodist Church in Evanston, Illinois
June 24, 2021, Re-imagining:

As people of faith, what is the case for reparations from a theological/biblical perspective? And how can we prophetically live into that calling now and guarantee it for the future?

  • Speaker: Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary

Per the request of Dean Douglas, this webinar was not recorded. Her lecture is part of a current project and is not yet published.

July 19, 2021 Remembering:

To better understand the case for reparations, this webinar will examine the history of our unjust past and the legacy of slavery. It will also examine H.R. 40 as a step towards a more just future.

  • Speaker: Dr. Earl Lewis, Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy at the University of Michigan; Director of Center for Social Solutions, former President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and former Provost at Emory University

Register for June 17 and 24 here!

Register for July 19 here!

Closed captioning will be provided.

For questions about the webinar series, contact Aimee Hong, Senior Executive Director of Education and Engagement.