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The Merging Point: Where Social Justice Meets Social Solutions

The Center for Social Solutions is excited to launch a new podcast, hosted by Dr. Earl Lewis, called The Merging Point: Where Social Justice Meets Social Solutions. The series aims to gather interdisciplinary leaders to explore the intersection between large, abstract issues in today's society and impactful ways communities can work together to solve them, building a more inclusive future in the process.

Season 1, Episode 3 - Reparations at the Local, State, and National Level

In 2023, Michigan's Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners established an Advisory Council on Reparations to address institutional racism and inequity through the creation of a Washtenaw Reparations Plan. The Plan will highlight ways that County policies have harmed Black lives and include specific actions to atone for past harms across sectors including homeownership, education, healthcare, and more. Advisory Council member and Washtenaw County Racial Equity Officer Alize Asberry Payne joins Earl to offer insight on how local communities can support the advancement of reparations plans and pursue a future dedicated to racial equity.  

Check out previous episodes HERE