Beloved Community,

Welcome to M4BL’s Reparations Month!

This month, in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the 2020 Uprisings, the 50th Anniversary of the War on Drugs and Juneteenth, the Movement for Black Lives is sponsoring a month of activities focusing on reparations for slavery and its afterlives — convict leasing, police violence, mass incarceration, the war on drugs, segregation, redlining, and environmental racism to name a few — in the US.

What are reparations? Why are we owed reparations? How do we get them?

This month we are making a series of educational offerings to answer these questions and more to help you better understand the movement for reparations, get the skills you need to start local reparations campaigns, and support national efforts to pass reparations legislation at the federal level.

Each week of June we will focus on a different front in the battle for reparations.

The first week of June we will focus on reparations for police violence and white supremacist violence. Learn more about reparations for police violence and join us for a Reparations 101 teach-in.


When: Thursday, June 3 at 7:00PM ET





The second week of June we will focus on reparations for climate and environmental racism. Our Red, Black, & Green New Deal Initiative will be releasing a climate impact report on the February winter storm that swept the U.S. South. We’ll also be hosting a teach-in on climate justice.


When: Today, June 2 at 6PM ET, and each Wednesday of the month

The third week of June will focus on reparations for the War on Drugs. Join us for a teach-in about decriminalization and reparations.


When: Thursday, June 17 at 5:00PM ET


The fourth week will focus on reparations for slavery and passage of HR 40. But you don’t need to wait til then to demand reparations!


How: Tell congress to pass HR 40


The last week of June will focus on reparations for economic racism and redlining by dropping resources and tools that allow you to see the ongoing and long lasting effects of these practices on your lives today.

M4BL is committed to a bold vision for reparations for African descended people in the US and beyond, and we want each of you on this journey with us. So, checkout our full downloadable Reparations Now toolkit, look out for a full month of content, and join in solidarity with us and we help make reparations a reality.

In love and power,


M4BL Reparations Working Group, Movement for Black Lives