Postponed: Virtual Ethics Café on Reparations

Virtual Ethics Café on Reparations


November 17, 2020 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm EDT 

Reparations have been debated for decades, as African Americans demand some form of compensation for systemic racism, historical trauma, and racialized violence. At this Ethics Café, we will discuss the ethical issues raised by the question of reparations for Black descendants of enslaved people in the U.S.  In particular, we will ask how we, as a society, cope with and understand the racial injustices of the past.

Ethics Cafés provide an organized forum for wrestling with difficult issues in a friendly, civil setting.  Bring an open mind, a willingness to listen and share, and a desire to learn with and from the members of your community. The café will be moderated by Dr. Rachel Grant, an assistant professor in the College of Journalism and Communications.  It is free and open to all UF students and members of the public. Click here to preregister. 

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This event is organized by the Mellon Intersections Group on Ethics in the Public Sphere, with additional support from the UF Center for Humanities in the Public Sphere; the UF George A. Smathers Libraries; and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information about Ethics Cafés, visit: