Reparations Task Force
The Reparations Task Force (RTF) is a task force that falls under CREE – the Committee on Racial and Economic Equity. In partnership with UU Faith Action NJ and other UU churches, the task force works to promote and educate about reparations initiatives.
The task force may be reached at email@example.com.
The Reparations Task Force holds educational programs such as the ones below.
Fall Reparations Forum 2023
New Jersey was one of the first states to put anti-discrimination laws into their state constitution. Why then, is New Jersey one of the most segregated states in the nation when it comes to schools and housing? Why is the wealth gap among races so wide? Our speakers were Dr. Walter Greason, who was a speaker with us earlier this year, and Jean-Pierre Brutus, Senior Counsel at the New Jersey Institute of Social Justice.
DNA of Racism: Jim Crow in NJ
‘DNA of Racism: Jim Crow in NJ’ was held on February 2, 2023. The Reparations Task Force invited Dr. Walter Greason of Macalester College to lead a discussion about how the embedded racism that allowed New Jersey to be considered the Slave State of the North continued to be expressed during Reconstruction and Jim Crow through racial housing covenants, the acceptance of the Ku Klux Klan, and other displays of racism.
New Jersey: Slave State of the North
This forum, shown in the video below, was held on May 12, 2022.