On this edition of Your Call, hear our conversation about redress, reparations, and restorative justice.
Japanese Americans won redress and an apology for the forced exclusion and imprisonment of thousands of people during World War II. As part of our series HEAR: Histories of Exclusion and Resistance, activist Susan Hayase, restorative justice leader Fania Davis, and changemaker Patricia St. Onge discuss what reparations would look like for people whose rights have been violated by the US government.
Susan Hayase, former local leader of the San Jose area movement to win redress for the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans
Fania Davis, social justice activist, Civil Rights trial attorney, restorative justice practitioner, writer, and scholar
Patricia St. Onge, activist and change-maker supporting progressive social justice movements, and adjunct faculty member at Mills College
The Washington Post: Why Native Americans Don’t Want Reparations
The Atlantic: The Case for Reparations
Indian Law Resource Center: A sorry saga: Obama signs Native American apology resolution; fails to draw attention to it