St. Paul Recovery Act Reparations Commission accepting applications

The newly established, permanent, standing commission will serve as an advisory body to the mayor and city council on matters related to repairing the damage caused by public and private systemic racism in the city, which resulted in racial disparities in generational wealth, homeownership, health care, education, employment and pay and fairness within the criminal justice system among the American descendants of slavery, ultimately resulting in boosting the economic mobility and opportunity in the Black community. The St. Paul City Council plans to appoint 11 members to the body. The application form states that “preference shall be given to candidates who demonstrate lived experience as it pertains to the work of the commission, are engaged in the local community, and understand the role of reparations in addressing the impacts of slavery.” Learn more and apply: bit.ly/3YZUpfu.