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Reparations: More Than Financial

October 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Presented by the CLA Racial Justice Committee

Reparations are a vehicle many groups who have been oppressed have used to provide some recompense. Reparations are a good place to start with dealing with the harm inflicted on marginalized groups, but they are more than just financial. The State of California is currently studying how Reparations for African Americans will look. This panel will provide a historical perspective of Reparations; the far reach that Reparations would provide recompense for; and much more.

Speakers

Dr. Nicholas L. Baham III

Dr. Nicholas L. Baham III is a Professor of Ethnic Studies at California State University East Bay and teaches courses in Black Studies and Genders & Sexualities in Communities of Color.  Dr. Baham is a San Francisco native. He attended college at the University of Chicago where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science; earned his Master’s degree in Anthropology at Stanford University; and received his Ph.D. in Anthropology at Indiana University, Bloomington. His academic research focuses on African American religious experience, sexuality, and artistic expression. His book, The Coltrane Church: Apostles of Sound, Agents of Social Justice was published in 2015 by McFarland Press. He has a growing body of published journal articles and book chapters on the Coltrane Church, African American musical and religious expression, James Baldwin, and critical media literacy including “I Know You Know: Esperanza Spalding’s Hybrid, Intertextual, Multilingual, Relevant Jazz Aesthetic,”  “Radio Free Coltrane: Free Jazz Radio as Revolutionary Practice” in Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture, and a co-authored chapter entitled “The New American Authoritarianism: How the Corporate Media Normalized Fascism in 2016” published in Project Censored 2018. As part of his growing academic interest in Afrofuturism, Dr. Baham served as an editor for The Journal of Future Studies special 2019 edition entitled “When Is Wakanda? Afrofuturism and Dark Speculative Futurity.” He has presented his work nationally and internationally at the American University in Paris, Universite Paul-Valery in Montpellier, Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, Tuskegee, and Suffolk University. Dr. Baham is a co-host for the Along the Line podcast for Project Censored, and has appeared on BET, local KPOO and KPFA radio, Osterreichischer Rundfunk and the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Pitchfork ezine, Canada’s SexTV and in ColorLines and Esquire magazines. He is also a board member for the Media Freedom Foundation for Project Censored. He has a blog of African American politics and culture called The Upper Room at nicholasbaham.blogspot.com. At California State University East Bay, Dr. Baham teaches courses on Afrofuturism, Jazz Cultures, Black Sexualities, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, and Racialized Masculinities. Among his many faculty governance responsibilities, Dr. Baham served two terms as Chapter President for the California Faculty Association and is currently serving as campus Diversity Equity Liaison Officer and chair of the Faculty Diversity and Equity Committee.

Adrieannette Ciccone, Esq.

Adrieannette Ciccone knew she wanted to be a lawyer when she was a young child. As time progressed, she realized that much societal injustice was the result of socioeconomic and racial inequality. After earning a joint MA in Urban Planning and Latin American Studies, Adrieannette embarked on her legal career. She is now working to defend the legal rights of those faced with debt collection lawsuits, and doing land use and real estate law to help reshape the urban landscape to be more equitable. In 2016, she was selected as a 40 Under 40 Recipient of the National Bar Association’s Best Advocates. In 2019, she was selected as an awardee of the Minority Bar Coalition’s Unity Award. She is an active member of the National Bar Association, the California Association of Black Lawyers, the Charles Houston Bar Association (Executive Board Member from 2015-2019), an Executive Member of the Litigation Section of the California Lawyers Association, a founding member and chair of the newly formed Racial Justice Committee of the California Lawyers Association, Alameda County Bar Association Barristers Executive Committee (Executive Board Member from 2015-2019), the Cornell Black Lawyers Alumni Network Executive Board – West Coast (2018-present), and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated- Delta Zeta Omega Chapter member.

Terrance J. Evans, Esq.

Terrance J. Evans is a Partner in the SF and LA offices of Duane Morris LLP, where he serves as Vice Chair of the firm’s Banking Practice for the Western US, and Co-Chair of the Duane Morris SF Diversity and Inclusion Committee. His practice is focused on representing the financial services industry, which includes international, national and community banks; loan service companies; and insurance companies. During his career, Evans has recovered and saved clients of the firm tens of millions of dollars in settlements, judgments and extrajudicial procedures.

Terrance is the Chair-Elect of the Litigation Section of the CLA; Vice President of the Charles Houston Bar Association; Co-Chair of the ABA ICLC Diversity & Inclusion Committee, an Executive Board Member of the Bar Association of SF; Co-Founder of the CLA Racial Justice Committee; Deputy Director of Region 9 of the National Bar Assoc.; and Advisory Board Member of the MCCA. He’s received numerous awards and honors during his career.

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