Last October, Charles Henry, Professor Emeritus of African American Studies at UC Berkeley, frequent OLLI faculty member, and author of Long Overdue: The Politics of Racial Reparationsprovided a history of the racial reparations movement and explained why it is more relevant now than ever. He discussed the moral, political, economic, and historical reasons why reparations are a just solution, and why they're gaining mainstream support. Professor Henry was introduced by Sandra Bass, Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Public Service Center at Cal, who also moderated the discussion.

Professor Henry's talk was part of our ongoing America's Unfinished Work series, which features thought leaders engaged in the examination and eradication of systemic racism to create a more humane, just and equal society.