Reparations Stakeholder Authority of Evanston

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At the Reparations Stakeholder Authority of Evanston (RSAE), we are committed to transparency and open dialogue. We understand you may have numerous questions regarding our work, how we function, and how you can contribute to the cause. In this section, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand our mission and work.

/ Frequently Asked Questions /

At the Reparations Stakeholder Authority of Evanston (RSAE), we are committed to transparency and open dialogue. We understand you may have numerous questions regarding our work, how we function, and how you can contribute to the cause. In this section, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you better understand our mission and work.

Core Remedy

The RSAE, in collaboration with the broader community stakeholders, focuses on four fundamental categories that need prioritization for effective reparations. These include:

1 Housing:
Initiatives here may range from facilitating down payments, refinancing schemes, rehabilitation and retention projects.

2 Economic Development:
Examples of efforts within this category include business development aid, vocational training, and start-up assistance.

3 Educational and Cultural Initiatives:
Initiatives include providing scholarships, creating subject-specific curricula, and activities aimed at preserving local history and culture.

4 Health and Wellness:
This category encompasses a wide array of social services, mental and physical health programs, and criminal justice initiatives.

Core Remedy

The RSAE, in collaboration with the broader community stakeholders, focuses on four fundamental categories that need prioritization for effective reparations. These include:

1 Housing:
Initiatives here may range from facilitating down payments, refinancing schemes, rehabilitation and retention projects.

2 Economic Development:
Examples of efforts within this category include business development aid, vocational training, and start-up assistance.

3 Educational and Cultural Initiatives:
Initiatives include providing scholarships, creating subject-specific curricula, and activities aimed at preserving local history and culture.

4 Health and Wellness:
This category encompasses a wide array of social services, mental and physical health programs, and criminal justice initiatives.

RSAE

Frequently Asked Questions

A city of Evanston certification process will be required and in line with the policies in place by the City of Evanston serving as a guide.

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The short answer is No, this fund is not set up for cash reparation payments at this time. For further reading, HR-40.

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An application process is being established by the RSAE and initiatives will be identified through its process. Funding will not be immediately available until the structure is put in place.

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Send contributions made out to ECF indicating “Evanston Reparations Community Fund” in the note section.

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In general, yes. Please consult with your tax advisor for further guidance. However, for thought consideration, would the contribution then be considered “reparations” if it benefits the donor?

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The reparation stakeholders generated a list of recommendations during the course of two public symposiums in July 2019. The recommendation and/or remedy must include one of the five components of Full repair (cessation, restitution, compensation, satisfaction, rehabilitation.

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The Evanston Community Foundation is the fiduciary manager of the Evanston Reparations Community Fund. In addition, ECF supports the efforts of the RSAE in raising funds, developing processes, and distributing funds as directed by the RSAE, to advance and support Evanston Reparations.

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The benefits are approved by the RSAE Board. The RSAE board is made up of the broad Black community leadership (stakeholders) serving on rotating terms.

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Stakeholders consists of the general Evanston Black community and serves as the sounding board of needs, ideas, grievances and direction. The Stakeholders participate in the RSAE meetings as community members.

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For more on the Fund at ECF, please visit Evanston Community Foundation

Together, we can create a more equitable and inclusive community. Your understanding and engagement are key to our shared mission. Let’s explore and build this path to reparations together.

For more on the Fund at ECF, please visit Evanston Community Foundation

Together, we can create a more equitable and inclusive community. Your understanding and engagement are key to our shared mission. Let’s explore and build this path to reparations together.