Zoom Chat #2: Reparations

Links to reparations resources:

  • Asheville City Council reparations resolution on Scribd: here
  • Uprooted: Urban Renewal in Asheville: Mountain Xpress
  • 1960 Census Housing Blocks – Asheville: here
  • 1917 Sanborn Fire Maps – Asheville: here
  • Wealth Gap charts: Urban.org
  • 2015 Asheville “All Active Property” spreadsheet: here

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Join me Tuesday, August 4th, for my second weekly Zoom chat on city issues. This week: A conversation about the city reparations resolution.

To be clear, this isn’t a conversation about what reparations should be. That’s a discussion that should be and is being led by Black Asheville. This is more a conversation about the history and economics of slavery, urban renewal, and institutional racism in Asheville for people who are maybe a little newer to the area or looking to flesh out their understanding. My perspective is as a white person who wasn’t born here, yes, but with a background in finance and the economics of the city. It’s going to be interesting. I’d love to make space for community members of color to talk about their history, hopes and expectations around this resolution, too. Click the tickets link below to get signed up.

While you’re at it, watch last week’s chat on the COVID Economy here.

Sign up for 8/3 chat: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/zoom-2-reparations-tickets-115136598666