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AABA of Houston (with Houston Lawyers Association, co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society) - Civil Rights and Racial Healing: Examining the History and Future of Reparations in America

  • 18 Feb 2022
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Vinson & Elkins LLP, 1001 Fannin St., Floor 25, Houston, Texas


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Civil Rights and Racial Healing: Examining the History and Future of Reparations in America

**Update: event will be held on the 26th Floor**

A discussion with Black and Asian American leaders and community members on the Day of Remembrance of Executive Order 9066, 80 years later, ordering Japanese American Incarceration during WWII.

This week also marks the Day of Remembrance of the Sugar Land 95, when four years ago, the remains of 95 victims of convict leasing in Sugar Land were found.

Friday, February 18, 2022, 6PM

Vinson & Elkins LLP, Downtown Houston           

Co-hosted by the Asian American Bar Association of Houston and the Houston Lawyers Association. Co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society – Houston Lawyer Chapter.

Graciously sponsored by AZA Law, Mayer Brown LLP, and Vinson & Elkins LLP.


6:00 p.m.: Short Documentary on Reparations, by Jon Osaki begins

6:30 p.m.: Welcome by UCLA’s Dr. Marcus Hunter

6:35 p.m.: Panel Discussion with:

  • Professor Lorraine Bannai, Emeritus Professor and Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality at the Seattle University School of Law;
  • Jon Osaki, filmmaker and documentarian who filmed the Reparations documentary on Asian American support for Black reparations; and
  • Rev. David Sincere Jr., Pastor at the Ft. Bend Transformation Church.
  • Robin Cole, President, The Society of Justice & Equality for the People of Sugar Land

7:35 p.m.: Closing remarks by U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

Moderated by Peggy Li, AABA of Houston Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Director of Chapters, American Constitution Society


Registrants attending virtually will be e-mailed a Zoom link to join prior to the event. 


All attendees are required to be masked and to show proof of vaccination and/or a negative PCR test within 72 hours of attendance.


Parking available at the 1111 San Jacinto parking garage. Parking validation provided at the event. Please see map below.

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