Reparation Generation’s founders and participants span various races, career fields, educational backgrounds, and levels of community activism, but we are united in our quest to do what’s right: pursuing racial healing between Black and white Americans. To achieve this, we must first reckon with our past, explore our interactions with a government and society built upon Black oppression, and bring long-overdue economic repair to Black Americans.
While a national, government-funded reparations program is our goal, we are taking action today to demonstrate how reparations help heal our communities and improve Black Americans’ opportunities for wealth-building pursuits.
Trustee of the Donald Davis Living Trust and current Managing Director of Groovesville Productions, a major music industry business. Founder and Trustee of several regional and national organizations. Active in numerous local, national, and international community benefit organizations.
Founder and President of Mayer Laboratories, Inc, a North American medical device company. Founder of BeHOME (Berkeley Housing Opportunities for Municipal Employees). Has served in various capacities at numerous community organizations.
Thome Aging Well Program Director at Enterprise Community Partners. Over 15 years of experience in community development, affordable housing, and philanthropy.
Experienced strategy and finance professional who has held senior positions in the technology, management consulting, and public sectors. Active board member of Humboldt Park Health and a contributor to President Biden’s 100-day policies committee for both infrastructure and housing.
Business consultant to start-up ventures. Political and legislative experience at the national, state, and local government levels. Mr. Conyers served as Michigan State Senator-District 4.
SE Regional Outreach Director for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) prior principal with Ohio River South, a civic impact firm, and advisor to public sector leaders and political candidates throughout the Southeast. Entrepreneur and thought leader passionate about business and public affairs that impact the community.
A nationally renowned professor and author of more than 20 books. National commentator on Black America, matters of race and racism in America, history, and religion.
Professional genealogist and active advisory participant concerning reparations eligibility based on race or lineage for California’s AB3121 Reparation Task Force. Kellie spent 15 years helping African-American families trace their ancestry. She also facilitates workshops on transforming race narratives and dismantling systems of racial inequality. Prior to Kellie’s work in training and genealogy, she worked for 20 years in the banking and finance sector for major US institutions.
Former senior television executive at Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox Television, with over 30 years in programming and production of thousands of hours of television. Founding team member of Wondery, a podcast company acquired by Amazon. Executive board member of Temple Isaiah of Los Angeles.
Evaluation Team Co-Chair. Former Health Promotion Project Director at UC Berkeley. Founder for numerous campus and community programs. Educator and advocate for local, state, national and international public health initiatives.
Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa and career scholar of rhetoric and political discourse concerning democracy, social change, and war. His scholarship has appeared in outlets such as the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, and Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies.
Former president of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, prior chief delegate from the U.S. to the International Association for Medical Laboratory Technologists, and first African American former president of Marygrove College and former national president of the American Society for Medical Technology. Also serves prominently on several boards and organizations concerning education, the arts, and health care.
Current professor at Professor at UC Berkeley’s Goldman Public Policy School and Mills College, former postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare, and Board Treasurer for Waterside Workshops nonprofit. Career researcher and advocate for youth emerging from foster care or the juvenile justice system.
Senior Vice President and CEO of Henry Ford Health System’s North Market. Over 20 years of experience serving on a variety of regional and national professional associations.
Leader and team-creator with deep roots in storytelling and community building. 25+ years experience as a servant leader to diverse teams. Member of the Gender Inclusive School Alliance (GISA) supporting gender expansive, transgender and non-binary youth.
Director of Community Development for the Ford Motor Company Fund. Many years of experience establishing community engagement and outreach strategies and initiatives for key nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S.
Served 22 years as President, Wealth Strategist, and Chief Learning Officer for the office of a multi-generational, high net worth family. Prior experience as a partner in a San Francisco-based CPA firm and has served on national and international Boards.
35 years of business experience specializing in start-up and venture capital. Founder of Batchery, an incubator that graduated 75+ early-stage companies over the past five years. Active in numerous San Francisco Bay Area community nonprofits.
Senior Executive with over 20 years experience in ethical business practices, economic responsibility, and community reinvestment with major US financial institutions. Managing Director for JP Morgan and Chase Bank. Active in numerous Michigan community nonprofits.
Consultant with 25 years of experience in strategic development for nonprofit organizations focused on financial inclusion, economic development, education, and equity. Active in numerous San Francisco Bay Area community nonprofits.
Leader of an Oakland-based brand strategy and design firm. Special focus on partnering with progressive brands to realize a positive impact on company and community, which should never be mutually exclusive. Active in numerous San Francisco Bay Area community nonprofits.
President/CEO of the National Business League, Inc (NBL). Prior to NBL, served as the President/CEO of the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, active in numerous Michigan community nonprofits.
Seasoned executive with over 30 years of experience with major Fortune 500 Companies in philanthropy and community development. Experience includes state and national government assignments and participation in impacting key issues.
A spiritual leader and award-winning vocalist drawing upon historical text, gospel music, and his connection to individuals and institutions alike, and building a message of hope and healing.
Sales and marketing professional for multiple pharma and medical device companies. More than 20 years working in Detroit-based community, youth, and women’s empowerment programs.
Principal and Founder of Creatively Flawless media and communications company. Specific areas of focus include women’s empowerment, impact entrepreneurship, and natural creativity.