Sunday, April 16, 2023, from 2:00 - 5:00 pm at United Methodist Church Palm Springs.
What should people expect to hear if they attend the section 14 conversation on Sunday?
From Areva Martin (civil rights attorney and lead attorney for Section 14 survivors and descendants.): We're bringing together a panel of experts as well as survivors and descendants. The first part of the Sunday meeting will be those experts providing really critical information about the issue of racial trauma, the issue of erasure, talking about how you determine economic loss, as well as what reparations are and what reparations aren't. In some ways, it's going to be reparations one on one course; many folks have heard the term they've heard the word. They've seen news articles about San Francisco about the California State taskforce on reparations. But a lot of folks still have questions about reparations and what it means. So we have some of the nation's leading experts are coming into Palm Springs to provide that kind of educational and informational background that we think is so critical to this process.
Section 14 was home to hundreds of people, predominantly minority families, until the 60s. They were evicted, and their homes razed for the city's development.