Should SF Pay Reparations? A Discussion with AARAC Chair Eric McDonnell


Thu Dec 02 2021 at 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm


Manny's | San Francisco, CA

In 2020, the SF Board of Supervisors commissioned a committee to study reparations. The Chair of this committee will be here to discuss!
In February 2020, District 10 Supervisor and Board President Shamann Walton introduced a resolution to address reparations to San Francisco’s Black communities, building on a powerful nationwide movement to call for federal, state and local governments to acknowledge the harms that policy decisions have played in perpetuating racial inequities in the United States.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed the ordinance officially establishing the San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee (AARAC) in December 2020. Over the course of two years, the fifteen member Advisory Committee is tasked with developing a San Francisco Reparations Plan that addresses the institutional, City-sanctioned harm that has been inflicted upon African American communities in San Francisco.
The legislation specifically prioritizes improving education, housing, workforce development, economic opportunities, financial stability, small businesses, transit access and food security while reducing violence, health disparities and over-criminalization experienced in our city’s Black communities.
We're honored that Eric McDonnell is coming to Manny's to discuss this important issue. The structure of this event will be about 45 minutes of discussion followed by a Q&A session where YOU can ask a question. We hope to help solicit a more collaborative discussion and hear the diverse stories in our city.
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Manny's never turns away anyone for lack of funds. To receive a complementary ticket just email the word "grapefruit" and the title of this event [email protected]
This event will be in person at Manny's but there will also be a Zoom link ticket for those who'd like to tune in digitally from the comfort of their home. Please note that this event will be recorded.
In-person attendees MUST wear face masks and provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Go to to acquire a digital vaccine record.
About Eric McDonnell:
Eric McDonnell is a People First Advocate, Strategist, Diversity Trainer, Executive Coach, and Keynote Speaker, in pursuit of positive impact in the world. With over 25 years of executive management and leadership experience, Eric provides strategic management consulting support to leaders and organizations in the non-profit, government, philanthropic, and private sectors.
Eric served as the Chair of the SF Redistricting Task Force in 2011 and served as Commissioner for the SF Recreation and Parks Department 2013-2021. Eric is currently serving as the Chair for the San Francisco African American Reparations Advisory Committee. A native San Franciscan, Eric and his family live in the Bayview neighborhood, and he enjoys live music and cycling.

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Manny's, 3092 16th Street, San Francisco, United States

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