There's much work to be done. So, it is very important that we choose the right people to handle the selection process to appoint our Commissioners. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Selection Committee, please read below. For further information on the Commission, click learn more.
(a) Independent Selection Committee. The process for selecting commissioners shall be undertaken by an independent selection committee (the “Selection Committee”). Conrad Worrill Community Reparations Commission (CWCRC) has appointed, received applications for, and/or gotten suggestion for local Chicagoans or suburban residents to constitute the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee goal is to form an African Descendant commission that is geographically, religiously and economically diverse.
(b) Application. Applications for people interested in serving as commissioners shall be made available for a period of at least one month before they are due. The application shall be prepared in such a form as to give people an opportunity to demonstrate the following traits: civic-minded, compromise-oriented, impartial, and respectful of the City’s diversity.
(c) Approaches to Selection. From among the applications received, the Selection Committee shall select a total of thirteen commissioners from the nine regions identified in Section 2 of this charter. The Selection Committee shall review all applications to identify applicants who are civic-minded, compromise-oriented, impartial, and respectful of the City’s diversity. The Selection Committee shall identify and interview semi-finalists.
In making final selections, the Selection Committee shall give due consideration to maintaining racial, ethnic, and gender diversity and to ensuring that the Commission reflects the demographic and geographic diversity of the City.
The Chicago Reparations Commission will be made up of African descendant citizens of Chicago.
Historical and Progressive Churches : will identify two (2) representatives from South side churches and two (2) members from West side churches. These churches are over 100 years old and have served as pioneers and pillars of the Black community and/or progressives and active in social/racial/reparatory justice.
Religious Based-Organizations: The Nation of Islam (1), the Black Hebrew Israelites (1) and Moorish Science Temple of America (1)
Historical institutions: NCOBRA (3) members, NAACP (1), Urban League (1) UNIA (1) BSICS (1) NBUF (1) AAWU (1), Belozi Wazi (1)
Revolving Members: (2) with interest and/or expertise in Economic Justice, Social Justice, Reparatory Justice, Media, Housing, Wellness, Business Development, Culture, and Human Rights.
Sub-groups: Efforts should be made to be inclusive of the following groups, subgroup or areas: one person residing in or member of an organization based in each of the Wards with significant Black populations: (26) including - Ray Winbush’s Reparations GLASS Model -- Grassroot organizations, Legislators, Attorneys, Scholars, and Students Knowledge or activity within N’COBRA’s 5 Injury Areas : Economics, Health, Education, Criminal Punishment and Peoplehood; Knowledge or activity within the 5 Components of Full Repair: Cessation and Guarantees of Non-Repetition, Restitution, Compensation, Satisfaction and Rehabilitation.
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