Reparations Conversation at Hamline Mitchelle With CM Jane Prince, Green Activist Trahern Crews & Dr. Uhuru Wiliams
MINNEAPOLIS — On Jan. 13th, the City of St. Paul apologized for its role in institutional racism and unanimously passed a resolution to form the St. Paul Recovery Act Community Reparations Commission.
Trahern Crews, the co-chair of the steering committee for the commission says it's been a long time coming.
"For the most part, it's been a very, very positive reaction," Crews said. "I was surprised but I knew when we first started this effort, we even had to convince Black people and show them the debt and what was owed, and show them the racial wealth gap data."
Watch the story here Reparations
If you or anyone you know preferably Saint Paul residents are interested in applying to be on the Saint Paul Recovery Act Legislative Advisory Committee the applications are available here: Applications
Reparations presentation at Hamline Mitchelle with CM Jane Prince, GPUS Co-Chair Trahern Crews, & Dr. Uhuru Williams
Ward 2 Forum hosted by Council Member Cam Gordon, on the topic of a Green New Deal for Minneapolis.
The National Black Caucus of the Green Party celebrated Blackness for women's history month. The Green Party is home to many amazing Black women who are powerful organizers. From the late great Green Minneapolis Park Board member Annie Young to former Co-Chair of the Florida Green Party Robin Harris. Green Party of Ohio Co-Chair Philena Farley, Spokesperson for the GPUS Women's caucus Monica James and GPUS Black Caucus Youth Rep. Jasmine Phillips the conversation was facilitated by GPUS Co-Chair Trahern Crews
For Immediate Release:
March 29th 2019
The Green Party of Minnesota and the Green Party of the United States are demanding Justice For George Floyd and the conviction of Derek Chauvin in the Derek Chauvin murder trial. The Green Party of Minnesota fully endorses Black Lives Matter Minnesota Spring Agenda. police brutality contributes to the disparities we see in Minneapolis and around the country socially politically & economically. Steven Stampley spokeperson for the Green Party of the 4th congressional district said "what happened to George Floyd should never happen again and one way to prevent that is by enacting the Black Lives Matter Minnesota spring agenda into law". The city of Minneapolis just started a truth and reconciliation process and part of that process must be confronting police misconduct which has ruined many Black Lives in the city of Minneapolis. We encourag other organization to sign on to the aganda because it is our belief that it will save lives in the future.
Cam Gordon Announces Test wells for the Towerside Aquifer Thermal District Energy System are underway!
Del Shea Perry & Marilyn Hill discussed how their children were killed by law enforcement. Del Shea Perry son died in Beltrami county jail due to neglect and abuse. Hardel Her activism includes fighting for justice for her son and others who have died in Jails in the state of Minnesota. Up to date, her work on this issue has resulted in 56 new investigations into jail deaths in Minnesota since 2015. Marilyn Hill's son Demetrius Hill was killed by the SPPD in 1997. Ms. Hill has been fighting for justice for her son for over 20 years and spoke about her upcoming plans and events. Ms. Hill has recently been speaking at many rallies across the Twin Cities to bring awareness to police brutality. This conversation was facilitated by Marea Perry who is doing work in the area of Trauma and Health and Wellness & Green Party of the United States Co-Chair Trahern Crews
Activists held a press conference before the start of the George Floyd Trail. Some activists voiced concerns over the excessive military/police presence and that $34 million has been invested into security measures for the trial including $1 million for fencing and barricades: $1 Million
Green Paty Co-chair Trahern Crews also spoke at the press conference to listen click here: Press Conference
Activist also held a silent march the Sunday before the beginning of the court case: Silent March
Jury Selection resumed Tuesday: Jury Selection
Jury Selection resumed Tuesday with the 6th juror being selected on Thursday. The Judge presiding over the case reinstated manslaughter charges:
Saint Paul City Council Person Jane Prine & Green Party activist Trahern Crews sat down with Minneapolis Spokesman Recorder to discuss the passing of the historic Resolution to the Saint Paul Recovery Act. The Saint Paul Recovery Act will set up a commission to study reparations for the American Descendants of Chattel Slavery at the local level.
On January 13th the Saint Paul City Council passed a historical Resolution which apologized for Harriet & Dred Scott being held in military bondage at fort Snelling. This effort was spearheaded by Green Party of the United States Co-Chair Trahern Crews who is also a reparations activist along with City Council Person Jane Prince and the Saint Paul Recovery Act Steering Committee. Trahern Crews and Professor Uhuru Williams from St. Thomas University sat down with Tamara Shealy who ran a great senate race in Georgia to discuss the Saint Paul Recovery Act, Reparations, and Black History Month. to watch the interview click here. Interview With Tamara Shealy