Members of the Evanston community are invited to join the City’s Reparations Subcommittee for a Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, May 21 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

During the Town Hall, members of the subcommittee, along with guest speaker Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, will provide updates on the progress that has been made since the Evanston City Council established the Reparations Fund as a part of the City’s 2020 Budget in November. 

Residents may join the Town Hall via Zoom by clicking here

( or may join via phone by dialing 312-626-6799. The Meeting ID is 4544085182#.


  • Welcome

    Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, 5th Ward
  • Local Reparations

    Kamm Howard, NAARC & NCOBRA
  • Updates

    Dino Robinson, Shorefront 
  • Funding Update

    Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward
  • Special Guest Speaker

    Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas
  • Moving Forward

    Alderman Peter Braithwaite, 2nd Ward
  • Closing

    Reverend Michael Nabors, Second Baptist Church

For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.