January 25, 2021

Our Reparations Journey

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February 16, 2021 - February 16, 2021
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Tuesday, February 16th at 1 pm.

Join us as Katherine Gekas and Allen Davis, white New Hampshire residents share their personal stories of how they came to learn about and support the concept of reparations for descendants of slaves in the US.  Both speakers are part of a book group in Dublin, NH that has been reading books on issues of race in the US for over two years.  They will talk about their learning curve within the context of the book group and their lives outside of the book group.

Email Mary at mhubbard@peterboroughnh.gov for the Zoom link.

Katherine Gekas is a resident of the Monadnock region.  She moved to NH in 2018 and joined a book group in order to meet new people and also to explore the history of race relations in the US.  When she’s not reading books on the subject, she knits, makes pottery, grows herbs and teaches about them, and hikes and skis occasionally.

 

Allen Davis, who lives in Dublin, has a B.A. in American History and an Ed.D. in Higher Education and Organizational Change from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has been a dean at two colleges and universities and at Northfield Mount Hermon School. After leaving the education profession, he became executive director of a few nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts and the DC area. Through his research, Davis has created a “Historical Timeline of Reparations Payments Made in the US from 1783-2020”.  He currently serves on the Bridge4Unity Reparations Committee (MA) and the Racial Justice Rising’s Reparations Committee (MA).