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Japanese American Support For African American Reparations

By March 25, 2023November 15th, 2023Programs

When: Sunday, April 16, 2023 @ 1:00 p.m.

Place: Virtual

Speaker: Ron Wakabayashi

Business Meeting: 2:00 p.m.


Assembly Bill 3121 was enacted on September 30, 2020 and establishes the Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. AB 3121 charges the California Department of Justice with providing administrative, technical, and legal assistance to the Task Force.
AB 3121 charges the Reparations Task Force with studying the institution of slavery and its lingering negative effects on living African Americans, including descendants of persons enslaved in the United States and on society. Additionally, the Task Force will recommend appropriate remedies of compensation, rehabilitation, and restitution for African Americans, with a special consideration for descendants of persons enslaved in the United States. By statute, the Task Force will issue a report to the Legislature by June 1, 2022, which will be available to the public.
Ron Wakabayashi, National Director of the Japanese American Citizens League in 1981 and former Regional Director with the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Relations Service will be presenting.
The presentation is for the purpose of requesting endorsement of the AB 3121 mission. An endorsement campaign has been initiated to support broad community engagement with this issue.
For a Zoom link to the program, please RSVP to email: greaterlajacl@gmail

Image: Ron Wakabayashi