February 7, 2022 African American Reparations Advisory Committee meeting

Monday, February 7, 2022

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    Dr. Sheryl Evans Davis, Executive Director
    Eric McDonnell, Committee Chair
    Tinisch Hollins, Committee Vice Chair


    1. Call to order and committee roll call

      Action item

    2. AB 361 legislation resolution

      Discussion and possible motion to adopt a resolution setting forth findings required
      under Assembly Bill 361 that would allow the SF African American Reparations
      Advisory Committee to hold meetings remotely according to the modified Brown
      Act teleconferencing set forth in AB 361.

    3. Adoption of the December 10 and January 13 meeting recordings

      Review and anticipated adoption of video recording of the African American Reparations
      Advisory Committee’s December 13, 2021 and January 10 meetings. An opportunity for
      Committee members to elevate key points from the previous meeting.
      Public Comment

    4. Announcements

      Committee members and members of the public may offer announcements for
      upcoming events or other items relevant to the community.
      Public Comment

    5. Legislative and policy updates

      Brittni Chicuata, Chief of Staff, Human Rights Commission
      Public Comment

    6. Chair/Vice Chair updates

      Public Comment

    7. Confronting systemic racial barriers to building Black spaces in San Francisco

      a. Black Corridors
      Presentation: Kate Sofis and Office of Economic and Workforce Development
      b. Prioritizing Black communities in housing policy
      Presentation: SF Planning, Housing Element Outreach Team
      Committee Q&A/Discussion
      Public Comment

    8. Subcommittee report backs

      a. Economic Empowerment (Subcommittee Lead: Anietie Ekanem)
      b. Health (Subcommittee Lead: Rev. Amos Brown)
      c. Education (Subcommittee Lead: Gloria Berry)
      d. Policy (Subcommittee Lead: Daniel Landry)
      Committee Q&A/Discussion
      Public Comment

    9. Community Outreach Plan update

      Committee will discuss community outreach plan priorities and timeline.
      Public Comment

    10. Adjournment

    Date & Time

    Monday, February 7, 2022
    5:30 pm


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