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Juneteenth: “The Big Payback” Screening

Presented with WHC's Jews of Color

Monday June 17, 2024 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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movie still of Black woman talking at a table with graphic of "The Big Payback" at the top

For the first time in American history, a tax funded reparations bill targeted for Black Americans is passed in Evanston, IL. The film follows the fight of rookie alderman Robin Rue Simmons as she leads the community in an uphill battle to obtain this ‘big payback’.

Meanwhile, in Washington D.C., the formidable Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee continues the fight to pass HR 40: a national bill to examine the merits of introducing reparations for slavery to African Americans.

Together, they pressure the government to deliver monetary justice and appropriate remedies for Black Americans harmed by centuries of chattel slavery, state-sponsored terrorism, systemic injustice, and corporate exploitation. Will the debt ever be addressed, or is it too late for a reparations movement to finally get the big payback?

Screening followed by a panel conversation with activist and lawyer, Nkechi Taifa, filmmaker Robin Rue Simmons, and Jewish communal leaders will follow. This program is brought to you in partnership with the EDCJCC’s Center for Social Responsibility.

The Big Payback
Monday. June 17, 7:00 pm
Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036




Monday, June 17


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Non-WHC Site


DEIJ, Jews of Color


Joshua Maxey