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Kamilah Moore, chair of the California Reparations Task Force, will present “Reparations Now in California!” at Cal State San Bernardino beginning at 9 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, Feb. 29, as part of the Anthropology Museum’s yearlong exhibit, “Afróntalo.”

She will speak at Celeste Nuñez class, Introduction to Ethnic Studies, in the Center for Global Innovation, room GCI-103. Seating is limited, but Moore’s presentation will also be available online. Register at “California Reparations Now Guest Presentation.”

Moore, appointed to the Reparations Task Force by Anthony Rendon, speaker of the State Assembly, is a reparatory justice scholar and an attorney with a specialization in entertainment and intellectual property transactions.

As a law student, Moore contributed to human rights reports related to domestic and international human rights issues, including, but not limited to, racial inequality in Brazil; the human right to sanitation in Lowndes County, Ala.; and the human right to remedy for indigenous Black women affected by racialized gender violence in Papua New Guinea. 

While studying abroad at the University of Amsterdam, Moore wrote a master thesis exploring the intersections between international law and reparatory justice for the trans-Atlantic slave trade, chattel slavery, and their legacies. She earned a juris doctor degree from Columbia Law School in New York City, a master of laws degree in international criminal law from the University of Amsterdam, and a bachelor's degree from UCLA.

Moore’s talk is the first of a series of events for the spring semester tied to "Afróntalo." Also scheduled are:

Visit the Anthropology Museum’s current exhibit webpage for more information and updates.

“Afróntalo,” which opened Sept. 21 and will run through June 19, is on display at the Anthropology Museum, located on the third floor of CSUSB’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The exhibition shines a spotlight on the histories, cultures and identities of Afrolatines.

“One in four Latin Americans has African ancestry,” the exhibition’s introductory panel states on a 10-foot tapestry crafted by CSUSB student Alessandro Corsaro. “And yet, there is a general deficit of knowledge regarding the presence and prevalence of blackness throughout the Americas. This is more than a simple matter of obscurity. It is a problem of erasure, invisibility and dislocation. Afróntalo introduces you to four communities in Mexico and twenty-one Californians, all in their own words, to explore the depth and breadth of Afrolatine histories, cultures and identities.”

The exhibition has been made possible in part with grants from California Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the U.S. Embassy in Mexico’s Understanding African Heritage in Mexico through Exchanges Fund, which funded the participation of the exhibition’s curatorial team from Mexico in the opening programs of Afróntalo in September.

The Anthropology Museum’s hours are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. During the run of “Afróntalo,” the museum will also be open the second Saturday of each month.

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