The Student Assembly Ad-Hoc Committee on Reparations was created by a Student Assembly Resolution and originated among students in conversation with the Lemon Project and other invested groups on campus. The committee itself began in 2019, in order to bring together scholarly research on reparations and dialogue on ways to enable the community. We hope to come to a consensus on what reparations should look like on the campus of William & Mary and collect the thoughts, comments, and concerns of our community in regards to reparations. The case for reparations is a long journey, but absolutely necessary and important to our integrity as a university. We hope you join us on this journey.
Meetings are weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm. The meeting link can be obtained by emailing the co-chairs.
The reparations committee is made up from individuals from two groups: student assembly and the community. To ensure equal partnership in these discussions the committee is co-chaired by a member of each group.
- Co-chairs: Ifeoma Ayika (Student Assembly) [[e|ivayika]] & Victor Adejayan (Community) [[e|voadejayan]]
- Student Assembly: Senators from across undergrad and grad campus that understand and can navigate SA policies and the administration
- Community: Concerned and active members of our community, who have a vested interest in equity and justice
General Body Member
To become a general body member:
- Alert one of the co-chairs about an interest in attendance
- Read through reparations conversation guidelines before joining
A voting member is allowed to speak freely for the duration of the meeting and is also able to vote with any decisions that the reparations committee makes. Voting members have viewing and editing access to all formal documents and drives that encompass the reparations committee.
To become a voting member:
- Attend 2 consecutive reparations committee meetings
- Apply to be a voting member: A current voting member from the committee must agree to sponsor your application, and be named when filling out the application. This can achieved through a simple email, quick conversation, or zoom direct message