Dr. Shirley Weber, the CA Secretary of State, speaks on reparations in California

On April 29, Dr. Shirley Weber — California’s first African American Secretary of State — spoke to the UCR community about her efforts to create the first statewide reparations task force (CA-AB3121). This lecture was part of the UCR History department's Sterling Stuckey Lecture Series, which was designed to honor the life and legacy of the late Professor Sterling Stuckey. This two-year task force was formed to study the consequences of slavery and systemic racism against African Americans in California, and develop reparations proposals.

Watch Dr. Weber speak about the significance of her work here: