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“Reparations” will be presented by Dr. Dwight Mullen at the Sunday, April 16, 2023 meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville, 2:30 – 4:00 pm at 227 Edgewood Rd, Asheville, NC. This will be a hybrid meeting, in-person and also available for interactive conversation by Zoom. All are welcome to attend.
Join Dr. Dwight Mullen, Chair of the City of Asheville and Buncombe County Community Reparations Commission and retired UNC-Asheville professor, to learn about the history, purpose, process and challenges faced by the commission. The commission, with about 25 all-black members, is not only focused on historical injustice but also present-day disparities and policies that still pose a problem. Reparations does not necessarily mean a check, although that is not off the table. Based on the International Center for Transitional Justice, reparations could include “civil and political rights, physical rehabilitations, and granting access to land, housing, health care, or education.”
Dr. Dwight Mullen, taught courses in public policy, American politics, and African and African-American politics. His scholarly activities included panels chaired and papers presented at meetings of the National Conference of Black Political Scientists; overseeing research projects covering the State of Black Asheville; and serving in local, state, national, and international capacities that aim to improve the delivery of public services to underserved populations.