REALTalk – Wyking Garrett on Reparations

November 23rd, 2021 by Susan McCabe

As many in the US seek meaningful ways to pay reparations for the generational repercussions of enslavement, a group in Seattle is taking action. Members of Seattle’s Africatown Community Land Trust (ACLT) have been working in the Central District since 2017 to support and revitalize the Black community there through programs aimed at creating permanently affordable housing and promoting Black-owned businesses.

AfricaTown CEO K. Wyking Garrett, recognized in 2019 by the Seattle Times as one of the 13 most influential people in the city, designs programs and initiatives that inspire, mobilize, and activate communities for sustainable social impact. He recently appeared, with reparations supporters from the Civil Reparations Project, on a presentation attended by 80 Vashon islanders & friends.

Join host Susan McCabe as Garrett describes this model for tackling reparations effectively and from a variety of angles. Tune in. It’s sure to be REAL.