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For Immediate Release   

River Forest, IL  – Dominican University and the Oak Park Reparations Task Force are inviting Black residents of Oak Park to answer a short survey on reparative justice within their community.   

The surveys, developed by a group of Dominican University faculty members, will provide data for the task force as it explores interest in municipal reparations for Black Oak Park residents and the form those reparations could take.   

The survey questions will pertain to perceptions of discrimination, racism and reparative justice.   

Findings from the survey will be included in a report that is presented to residents, the Oak Park Village Board, other village taxing bodies, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and religious institutions.   

Oak Park residents who are interested in taking the 5-minute, 12-question anonymous survey should visit   

Survey questions were developed based in part on a series of focus groups hosted in May by Dominican University and the Oak Park Reparations Task Force, an organization of nine Black Oak Park residents who are investigating the case for local reparations based on past discriminatory practices within the village.  


About Dominican University   

Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a comprehensive, coeducational Catholic institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees through the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, the Borra College of Health Sciences, the Brennan School of Business and the College of Applied Social Sciences. The university also offers a doctoral degree in information studies. U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican University #10 of all Midwest regional master’s level universities, the #1 best value in Illinois, and #2 in the state for ensuring the social mobility of its graduates.