March 4, 2024

CLSJ Executive Director Lurie Daniel Favors Appointed to the New York State Commission to Study Reparations and Racial Justice

March 4, 2024

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CLSJ Executive Director Lurie Daniel Favors Appointed to the New York State Commission to Study Reparations and Racial Justice

New York, NY – The Center for Law and Social Justice (CLSJ) at Medgar Evers College is proud to announce that Executive Director Lurie Daniel Favors, Esq., has been appointed by Speaker Carl Heastie to the New York State Community Commission on Reparations Remedies. This pivotal commission is tasked with examining the enduring legacy of slavery and its ongoing impact on Black New Yorkers today.

The formation of the Commission, a direct result of Legislation S.1163A/A.7691, signed by Governor Kathy Hochul in December 2023, marks a historic step towards addressing the deep-rooted injustices and systemic racism that stem from slavery. This initiative reflects New York’s commitment to acknowledging its past and rectifying long-standing racial and economic disparities.

Lurie Daniel Favors, a dedicated advocate for racial and social justice, brings her vast experience as an author, attorney, and activist to the Commission. With a JD from New York University and a BA in African and African American Studies from Pennsylvania State University, Ms. Daniel Favors is exceptionally qualified to contribute to this critical work. Her leadership at CLSJ and her voice on the Lurie Daniel Favors Show on Sirius XM’s Urban View Network have been instrumental in advancing discussions on race, gender, culture, politics, and the law.

Reflecting on her appointment, Ms. Daniel Favors said, “It is an honor to serve on this Commission, which represents a monumental step towards healing and justice for the Black community in New York. The legacy of slavery is a painful truth that continues to affect our society, and it is imperative that we confront this past with courage and determination. I am committed to working tirelessly with my fellow commissioners to lay the groundwork for meaningful reparations and forge a more equitable and just future for all New Yorkers.”

The Commission’s mandate includes a thorough examination of the legacy of slavery in New York, holding public hearings to gather stakeholders’ input, and submitting a comprehensive report with recommendations for reparations and remedies. This process promises to be a transformative journey toward understanding and addressing the lasting effects of slavery and systemic racism in the state.

CLSJ celebrates this momentous occasion and fully supports Ms. Daniel Favors and the Commission’s crucial work. We look forward to the positive changes that will emerge from their findings and recommendations, and we remain committed to advocating for justice and equity in New York and beyond.


About The Center For Law And Social Justice At Medgar Evers College (CLSJ)

CLSJ’s mission is to address racial justice issues by providing quality legal advocacy, conducting community education campaigns, facilitating research, and building organizing capacity for New Yorkers of African descent and the disenfranchised. To learn more about CLSJ, visit

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