Juneteenth: Acknowledging the past and crafting a path towards restorative justice

Juneteenth parade in St. Augustine, Florida in 1922. | Creator: State Archives of Florida | Credit: State Archives of Florida | Copyright: Public Domain, PDM 1.0

Can you please provide background on the history and significance of Juneteenth?

In your opinion, what contexts, challenges and achievements should be recognized as we celebrate Juneteenth?

Despite progress and momentum in addressing the ongoing problem of global racism and injustice, significant work still lies ahead. Reparations have been called for as a critical initiative to advance restorative justice. How do you define reparations and reparatory justice in terms of its meaning, history and necessity?

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Part of your advocacy work is to challenge political and media disinformation about the meaning of reparation. Can you please shed light on common misconceptions and disinformation surrounding reparations?

Based on your research, advocacy work and experiences, what specific outcomes would be most critical and/or urgent for achieving restorative justice and equity?



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