Established in 2020, Conrad Worrill Community Reparations Commission is a tax deductible 501C3 not-for-profit organization.
"Black Chicagoans, like Blacks throughout the country, deserve redress from harmful actions taken and not taken by their government that has resulted in massive sociao-economic disparities and separate and unequal quality of life.
This Community, through one voice, must engage with City officials to ensure proper redress is gained.
The Conrad Worrill Community Reparations Commision was created to bring together the diverse elements of the Black Community for this effort.
- Kamm Howard, President
Our Community is the Purpose
The purpose of the Commission is to continue its work educating and organizing the community and elected officials toward creating, passing and funding reparatory proposals for local reparation efforts.
"We have to bury our differences for this crucial moment."
- Dr. Conrad Worrill,
African-American writer, educator, activist, and talk show host
Looking at the massive size of the City of Chicago from boundaries to boundary, the commission decided to breakdown the Reparation initiatives into territories by local community. There are 77 local communities in Chicago.*"550,432 of 2,666,702 Chicago residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year."
Each community will be represented by a member of that community to form subcommittees that roll up to the commission. This will allow a greater, more accurate consensus of facts and numbers to be collected in formulating a true and realistic plan, in addition to the implementation for African Descendants Reparations.
All Qualified communities and it's community members will be:
Heard and Considered
Represented Fair and Equitable
Given the opportunity to pre-qualify their family receive reparations
Extended the chance to Justify their Communities Involvement
Able to Attend Educational Workshops and Field Trips
Granted Access to specialized Corporate D.E.I. Training and Events
In order to successfully understand and circumvent the systematic racism locally here in the Chicago area. The commission has to first start at the foundation and work it's way chronologically through the very fibers of time and space.
Several factors are needed in order for this alliance with the subcommittee to work:
Understand what Reparations is
Knowing Who will be included
Determining how much a person has been injured and the amount needed to pay them
Identify the Community Areas
Developing a timeline to track/measure theobjectives and goals
It has becomeovercome the many obstacles to employment, education, housing, justice, due process, health care and more facing African Americans,” according to a statement from the mayor’s office.
In an advisory capacity the CWCRC will liaison with theCity of Chicago Reparations Subcommittee. It has been birthed to keep in line with the original goals. The research , data and finding of the Commission will be compiled into briefings, proposals and reports to aide the subcommittee on Reparations history, needs, and disparities caused to African Descendants.
Our community commission that would be devoted to simultaneously exploring ways to close “the racial gaps in home ownership, educational funding, health care, [and] government contracts” and assist research and proposed findings to validate and/or assist the Alderman to annually report to the Mayor.
The City of Chicago Reparations original proposal called for the commission to includeat least eight members from the “impacted community.” We will able to manage all the communities. CWCRC will be accepting applications for these member seats to join the commission soon.
The subcommittee “will work to right the wrongs of the past."
The Commission has paraphrased and referenced an article, "Chicago Will Not Create Reparations Commission After Lightfoot Objects by Heather Cherone on June 12, 2020."
Come out and interact with Kamm Howard, Executive Director for Reparations United and Pesident of CWCRC to learn the mission, the mandate and the methodto receiving Reparatiion for descendants of enslaved Africans.
Come out and enjoy an evening at the Chatham Emagine Theater on National Reparation Awareness Day, February 25, 2022, at 10:15 am as the Conrad Worrill Community Reparations Commisision and N'COBRA Chicago Co-host a series of private screening s of Black History movies.
Come out and enjoy an evening at the Chatham Emagine Theater on National Reparation Awareness Day, February 25, 2023, at 7:00 pm as the Conrad Worrill Community Reparations Commisision and N'COBRA Chicago Co-host a private screening with surprise guest.
Come out and learn how to become a Community Commissioner to work with us to help advance the Reparations efforts in the City of Chicago. The meeting wil be heldat the Chatham Emagine Theater on National Reparation Awareness Day, February 26, 2023, at 12:00 pm .