Dec. 7-8: California Reparations Task Force Continues Hearing from Experts

The California Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans meets this week, December 7-8, starting at 9:00 a.m. Pacific on each day. Lisa Holder, EJS Of Counsel, is a member of the task force as an appointee of Governor Gavin Newsom. Complete information on the task force can be found at

  • Witness Panel #1: Infrastructure – Dec. 7, 10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    • 1. Expert Testimony: Dr. Joe Gibbons
    • 2. Expert Testimony: Dr. Bruce Appleyard
    • 3. Expert Testimony: Deborah Archer
    • 4. Expert Testimony: Dr. Isaac Martin
  • Witness Panel #2: Community of Reparations and Consideration of Economics Expert Darrick Hamilton Scope of Work; Review, Discussion and Possible Action Item – Dec. 7, 12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
    • 1. Expert Testimony: Dr. Eric Miller
    • 2. Expert Testimony, presentation, and consideration of Economics Expert Dr. Darrick Hamilton
  • Witness Panel #3: Gentrification and Homelessness – Dec. 7, 1:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • 1. Expert Testimony: Brandon Greene
    • 2. Expert Testimony: Pete White
    • 3. Expert Testimony: Darrell Owens
    • 4. Expert Testimony: Damien Goodmon

Videos of past meetings are available here.

The formation of this task force was made possible by the Governor’s signing of AB 3121, authored by then-Assemblymember Shirley Weber (D-San Diego), which established a nine-member task force to inform Californians about slavery and explore ways the state might provide reparations. The members of the task force are:

  • Senator Steven Bradford
  • Dr. Amos C. Brown, Vice-Chair
  • Dr. Cheryl Grills
  • Lisa Holder
  • Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer
  • Dr. Jovan Scott Lewis
  • Kamilah Moore, Chair
  • Councilmember Monica Montgomery Steppe
  • Donald K. Tamaki

Complete information on the task force can be found at

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