Kelli Dillon is an advocate for violence prevention and intervention. She is founder of Back to the Basics, a community empowerment organization based in Los Angeles. In 2006, she became the first survivor of sterilization abuse to sue the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for damages, and is an advocate for reparative justice for forced sterilization survivors.
Presentations from Facing Race 2020
This moment, in which the entire world is standing up to declare that Black Lives DO Matter, is ripe with possibility. It’s time to organize and operationalize demands originating from the long legacy of struggles for reparations by Black people and support the work of Movement for Black Lives, N’COBRA, NAARC and innumerable local community organizers who have been leading this work in their neighborhoods.
During this session, we will define reparations, discuss how reparations are gaining momentum in various localities across the US such as Chicago, Evanston, California, and Pennsylvania as a viable redressal of state violence, how regional and federal reparations demands intersect with one another, and explore how people can advance the fight for reparations in their local jurisdictions.
Moderator(s): Shweta Moorthy, Yirssi Bergman
Speakers: Kamm Howard, Kelli Dillon, Chris Rabb, Aislinn Pulley