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OCT 3rd – 5th 2024



Oct 3rd - 5th 2024

Welcome to the National Reparations Summit registration webpage! Secure your spot at our upcoming event by purchasing your ticket today!

Join us for three days filled with informative presentations, engaging workshops, and networking opportunities with industry professionals. We can’t wait to see you in New Orleans for the National Reparations Summit!

Don’t miss this chance to enhance your advocacy skills and expand your knowledge of the need for reparations. Purchase your ticket now and take the next step towards advancing reparations for descendants of chattel slavery in the United States of America.

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Yvette Carnell

President of ADOS AF
Yvette Carnell is the founder and President of the ADOS Advocacy Foundation. Previously, she served as staff assistant to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), legislative aide to Congressman Marion Berry (D-AR), and assistant to the Chair of the Women’s Vote Center at the DNC. She also worked as regional field director for America’s Families United, where she supervised, mobilized, and coordinated the GOTV efforts of multiple non-profit organizations in preparation for upcoming elections. After leaving Capitol Hill, Yvette started a political call-in show on YouTube with almost 90k subscribers and co-founded the American Descendants of Slavery movement. Yvette grew up in Decatur, Georgia, and attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in philosophy.

Nina Turner

Educator & Senator
The Honorable Nina Turner is the founder of We Are Somebody, a capacity building organization for the working class. She is a hell-raising humanitarian, thought leader and Senior Fellow at The New School Institute on Race, Power, and Political Economy. She served on Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaigns as a national surrogate in 2016 and national co-chair in 2020. A former Ohio State Senator, she continues to fight tirelessly to advance policy that improves the material conditions of working people across the United States of America and has also taken that message abroad to the United Kingdom.

Dr. Cornel West

Presidential Candidate
Dr. Cornel West, affectionately known to many as Brother West, is the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair at Union Theological Seminary. Dr. West teaches on the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, as well as courses in Philosophy of Religion, African American Critical Thought, and a wide range of subjects -- including but by no means limited to, the classics, philosophy, politics, cultural theory, literature, and music. He has a passion to communicate to a vast variety of publics in order to keep alive the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. – a legacy of telling the truth and bearing witness to love and justice.

Mr. Marcus Coleman

Vice Chair Fulton County
Reparations Task Force
Marcus is the Founder and CEO of Save OurSelves (SOS), a human, political, civil rights organization with four major focuses: prison reform, youth mentorship, criminal justice reform, and police terrorism. His dedicated work has gained national and international recognition and has been featured on programs such as ABC 20/20, OWN Dr. Phil, and CBS Inside Edition, as well as The Doctors, spotlighting high profile civil rights cases of which Marcus was heavily involved, helping families struck by tragedies. Fulton County Board of Commissioners, in 2021, voted to implement the first Reparations Task Force. Marcus Coleman was nominated and accepted as the first member to begin this historic work. A father, husband, youth football coach and mentor, entrepreneur, and revolutionary, Marcus Coleman daily applies the quote--“Balancing the Scale of Justice”.

Aisha Muhammad

Policy Director ADOS AF
Aisha Muhammad is responsible for designing ADOS AF’s framework of a comprehensive federal reparations program and its implementation. She also led the Policy Team in developing the Black Agenda, which recommends data-driven policy proposals to rectify long-standing disparities in Black communities across America. To that end, Aisha also directs the organization’s candidate consulting program, a service offering expertise on how campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels can most effectively shape their message to reach their Black constituents and develop relevant legislative initiatives to meet that cohort’s particular needs. Aisha holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) with a concentration in health care policy and administration. Before earning her MPH, she received a Bachelor of Arts in history, focusing on African-American studies.

Rev. Dr. Kevin W. Cosby

Pres. Simmons College
In 2005, Dr. Cosby was inaugurated as the 13th President of Simmons College of Kentucky. Established by formerly enslaved Kentucky Baptists, Simmons became a full university with a law school and a medical school. Dr. Cosby earned a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. Most recently, President Cosby earned a second doctorate – a Ph.D. in Public Policy (as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar) from Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, OH.

Mr. Marvin Slaughter

Il. Reparations Commission Chair
Marvin Slaughter is a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Inclusive Economy Lab working on the City Colleges of Chicago portfolio of projects. Marvin graduated from The University of Illinois-Chicago with a bachelor's degree in political science and economics. Marvin graduated from The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy with his MPP. Prior to joining the Inclusive Economy Lab, he worked as the Interim Director at the African American Leadership and Policy Institute. He serves on the Alumni Advocacy Committee for the UIC Alumni Board. Slaughter graduated with a B.A. in political science and economics from the University of Illinois-Chicago and a master’s degree in Public Policy with certificates in Municipal Finance and Policy Analysis from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

Dr. Patrick Rogers

ADOS Research Institute
Dr. John Patrick Rogers is a scientist who is interested in using his skills and talents to help people live longer, healthier lives. His desire to apply the tools of chemistry to tackle the biological and medical problems affecting society led him from Howard University where he earned a BS in chemistry to the University of California Davis. At U.C. Davis, he earned a PhD in chemistry with a concentration in organic chemistry and chemical biology. Dr. Rogers served as a Lecturer in the chemistry department at Howard University. In his current role, working for the federal government as a toxicologist, Dr. Rogers evaluates the human health effects of pesticides. In addition to his work as a toxicologist, Dr. Rogers serves as the co-founder and co-director of the American Descendants of Slavery Research Institute.

Dr. Lassiter F. Speller

ADOS Research Institute
Dr. Lassiter F. Speller is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Department of Psychology and Political Science at Eastern New Mexico University-Portales. He is also the co-founder and co-director of the American Descendants of Slavery Research Institute. Dr. Speller received his BA in Psychology from Winston-Salem State University before earning his MA and PhD in Cognitive-Experimental Psychology from The Ohio State University. His primary research focus is on cognition and psychophysiology, however, he has a range of research and publication interests including linguistic reality monitoring in politics, human factors/ergonomics and user interface experience, as well as design research and environmental psychology.

Rev. Dr. Chris Campbell

Israel Missionary Baptist Church
Rev. Dr. Chris Campbell received his formal education from Harry Doss High School. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville, where he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Pan-African Studies. He was a Mae Elizabeth and Theresa Coffman Scholar at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a Master of Arts, with a concentration in Church Leadership and Administration. He holds a Doctor of Ministry from Duke University where his research topic was: The Case for Reparations: The Social Gospel of Walter Rauschenbusch, and A Program to Understand and Close the Racial Wealth Gap.



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