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MCSI Series: Apologies, Reparations, and Restitution – Kamilah Moore

October 3, 2023 @ 4:15 pm - 5:30 pm


We are excited to invite you to a compelling public talk featuring Kamilah Moore, Chairperson of the California Reparations Task Force. Ms. Moore’s presentation promises to be an enlightening and thought-provoking exploration of the pressing issue of reparations for descendants of slaves in California.

During this engaging conversation, Ms. Moore will delve into the vital topic of reparations, explaining the compelling justifications for providing restitution to descendants of slaves in California. She will also work to dispel common myths surrounding California’s historical role in slavery, shedding light on lesser-known but crucial aspects of our state’s history.

Furthermore, Ms. Moore will discuss specific instances of state-sponsored discrimination that persist as lingering “badges and incidents” of slavery. Her insights will help us better understand the complex web of historical and contemporary factors contributing to racial disparities in our state.

As Chairperson of the California Reparations Task Force, Ms. Moore will share insights into the next steps in our journey toward achieving reparations. This will include a discussion of legislative advocacy efforts aimed at turning the vision of reparations into a reality in our state.

To make the most of this engaging conversation, we encourage you to read the Executive Summary of the California Reparations Task Force’s findings before the public lecture. You can access the summary here: https://oag.ca.gov/system/files/media/exec-summary-ca-reparations.pdf 

We look forward to your participation in this important dialogue. Together, we can work toward a more equitable and just future for all Californians.



Kamilah Moore is a reparatory justice scholar and an attorney with a specialization in entertainment and intellectual property law. 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, Alabama, USA; 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 inInternational Criminal Law from the University of Amsterdam, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Kamilah Moore was appointed to the California Reparations Task Force in 2021.


October 3, 2023
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
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Stephanie Toral Carreno