Reparations Stakeholder Authority of Evanston

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/ About RSAE /

The Reparations Stakeholder Authority of Evanston (RSAE) is committed to facilitating community engagement, providing funding guidance, and establishing programs directly related to Evanston’s local Reparations efforts. Our mission underscores our dedication to creating a future where equality, justice, and community resilience thrive.

/ About RSAE /

The Reparations Stakeholder Authority of Evanston (RSAE) is committed to facilitating community engagement, providing funding guidance, and establishing programs directly related to Evanston’s local Reparations efforts. Our mission underscores our dedication to creating a future where equality, justice, and community resilience thrive.

Who We Are

The RSAE is an independent non-profit organization exclusively focused on shaping the reparations landscape within Evanston. Our fundamental role involves identifying and authorizing funding recommendations for the Evanston Reparations Community Fund, administered by the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF).

We also serve as a vital link between the local Black residents of Evanston and the City of Evanston’s Reparations Committee. This unique position enables us to ensure that the voices, needs, and perspectives of the local Black community are not just heard but also integrated into the decision-making process.

Our rotating board of advisors, comprised of Black residents of Evanston (stakeholders), lends invaluable insight, direction, and expertise to our operations. Their lived experiences and diverse perspectives fuel our mission, driving us to create lasting change in our community.

Who We Are

The RSAE is an independent non-profit organization exclusively focused on shaping the reparations landscape within Evanston. Our fundamental role involves identifying and authorizing funding recommendations for the Evanston Reparations Community Fund, administered by the Evanston Community Foundation (ECF).

We also serve as a vital link between the local Black residents of Evanston and the City of Evanston’s Reparations Committee. This unique position enables us to ensure that the voices, needs, and perspectives of the local Black community are not just heard but also integrated into the decision-making process.

Our rotating board of advisors, comprised of Black residents of Evanston (stakeholders), lends invaluable insight, direction, and expertise to our operations. Their lived experiences and diverse perspectives fuel our mission, driving us to create lasting change in our community.

Core Responsibility

Our primary duty lies in regularly issuing funding recommendations from an account maintained by the ECF. These recommendations are independent from the City of Evanston’s control and influence, ensuring transparency and accountability. We channel these recommendations for funding, programming, and desired outcomes to the ECF board for swift and efficient distribution.

Moreover, the RSAE serves as a platform for the community to voice their proposed remedies, feedback, and direction. We gather these valuable insights and convey them to the City of Evanston Reparations Committee. This cyclical process allows us to stay attuned to the evolving needs of the community, ensuring our reparations initiatives remain relevant and effective.

CORE RESPONSIBILITY

Our primary duty lies in regularly issuing funding recommendations from an account maintained by the ECF. These recommendations are independent from the City of Evanston’s control and influence, ensuring transparency and accountability. We channel these recommendations for funding, programming, and desired outcomes to the ECF board for swift and efficient distribution.

Moreover, the RSAE serves as a platform for the community to voice their proposed remedies, feedback, and direction. We gather these valuable insights and convey them to the City of Evanston Reparations Committee. This cyclical process allows us to stay attuned to the evolving needs of the community, ensuring our reparations initiatives remain relevant and effective.

Our Engagement Vision

The heartbeat of our organization is our stakeholders: members of the general Evanston Black community and organized interest groups. They form the core of our discussions, helping us understand community needs, ideas, grievances, and directions.

Stakeholders participate in RSAE meetings, contributing to an ever-growing list of communications that we carefully review and take into account in our decision-making process. This community-led approach ensures that our reparations efforts are rooted in the real experiences, needs, and aspirations of those we serve.

The RSAE envisions a reparations initiative that is not just community-informed but community-driven. Together, we aim to build a stronger, more equitable Evanston, healing historical wounds and creating a future where everyone has the chance to thrive. Join us as we continue to shape this crucial narrative in our community.

 

Our Engagement Vision

The heartbeat of our organization is our stakeholders: members of the general Evanston Black community and organized interest groups. They form the core of our discussions, helping us understand community needs, ideas, grievances, and directions. Stakeholders participate in RSAE meetings, contributing to an ever-growing list of communications that we carefully review and take into account in our decision-making process. This community-led approach ensures that our reparations efforts are rooted in the real experiences, needs, and aspirations of those we serve. The RSAE envisions a reparations initiative that is not just community-informed but community-driven. Together, we aim to build a stronger, more equitable Evanston, healing historical wounds and creating a future where everyone has the chance to thrive. Join us as we continue to shape this crucial narrative in our community.

Stay Connected: Join Our Mailing List

Join our mailing list and receive timely updates about RSAE activities, upcoming events, initiatives, funding decisions, and much more. This is a great way to stay informed and actively engaged in the ongoing reparations process.

Stay Connected: Join Our Mailing List

Join our mailing list and receive timely updates about RSAE activities, upcoming events, initiatives, funding decisions, and much more. This is a great way to stay informed and actively engaged in the ongoing reparations process.

As part of our community, you will be among the first to hear about the meaningful progress we’re making together in Evanston.

Your involvement and continued support fuel our work. Together, we can foster transformative change, promote justice, and cultivate a more equitable future. Thank you for your interest in RSAE and for standing with us in this essential cause.

As part of our community, you will be among the first to hear about the meaningful progress we’re making together in Evanston.

Your involvement and continued support fuel our work. Together, we can foster transformative change, promote justice, and cultivate a more equitable future. Thank you for your interest in RSAE and for standing with us in this essential cause.