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WCDP Community Forum, Monthly Meeting: The Case for Reparations in the Light of Covid-19

June 6 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

WCDP community forum

How the Effects of Covid 19 on the African American Community Strengthen the Case for Reparations

This call to action will feature an update from our guest panelists, the honorable Dr. JoAnn Watson. Dr. Watson is a member of the National board of N’COBRA (National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America), and provides leadership for HR.40.  “Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act”. (This bill was introduced by Congressman John Conyers.) Dr. Watson is also a Pastor, Radio Personality and former member of the Detroit City Council.

Other panelists include: Dr, Ronald Woods, Emeritus Professor of Africology and African American Studies; Charles Wilson, MSW, Community Health Promotion Supervisor, Washtenaw County Health Department; Rev. James “Major” Woodall, State President, Georgia NAACP, Leadership Team “We are Done Dying Campaign”; William H. Hampton, President Ann Arbor branch NAACP; Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry L. Clayton; Ken Wilson, Pastor Blue Ocean Church; and Attorneys Robin McCoy and Toi Dennis of the  Vanzetti Hamilton Bar Association

This WCDP meeting will take place using the online conferencing software Zoom.  The meeting will start with our Candidates’ Corner, a chance to meet candidates running for a range of offices. Candidates for offices should write to Mary Hall-Thiam, WCDP Vice-Chair, if they are interested in a time slot in the Candidates Corner part of the monthly meeting.  She can be reached at

To join the General Membership Meeting, download the latest version of Zoom to your phone, tablet, laptop, or computer. Then click on the following link to join the meeting:

If you are not familiar with Zoom, we’ll walk you through how it works at the start of the meeting.  You will be able to ask questions and participate in chat during the meeting.  Questions for both candidates and panelists may also be sent in advance of the meeting to

Multiple ways to join the webinar: ​
Or iPhone one-tap : ​
    US: +13017158592,,86926373319#  or +13126266799,,86926373319# ​
Or Telephone:​
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):​
        US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 558 8656  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 9128 ​
After you have dialed one of these telephone numbers, you will be asked for the identification number for the Webinar.  It is found below.  After you type in the Webinar ID, please press the pound key (#).  This should permit you to listen to the discussion at the meeting.
    Webinar ID: 869 2637 3319​
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June 6
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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