Areva Martin

survivors of section 14 walk on the land that once held their homes

Their Palm Springs Neighborhood Burned More Than 50 Years Ago. They Want Compensation.

“The Black and Latino families of Section 14, who made up much of the labor force of Palm Springs, are asking for reparations for what they say was a racially motivated attack. The Palm Springs Section 14 Survivors group, made up of aging former residents and descendants, is asking for compensation for the loss of […]

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Joe Abner and his wife, Vera, walk through a vacant lot that was once part of the Section 14 community in Palm Springs. Abner was 13 when his family fled Section 14, which the city ultimately leveled to make way for luxury developments in the 1960s. Photo by Gina Ferazzi Los Angeles Times

Palm Springs Promises to ‘Right That Wrong’ for Black, Latino Community Destroyed in 1960s

Los Angeles Times — The City of Palm Springs takes a first step towards reparations for Section 14 Survivors and Descendants. But negotiations are still underway. “Attorney Areva Martin, who represents the former residents and descendants of Section 14, said in a statement that the group was “encouraged that the City of Palm Springs has

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Areva Martin Launches Revolutionary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

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Senator Laphonza Butler

A First-Of-Its-Kind Reparations Package Is Introduced

March 27 2024— The Legislative Black Caucus introduced the first-of-its-kind reparations package with 14 bills. “We’re very grateful for Sen. Butler’s leadership and support for the Survivors of Palm Springs Section 14,” Martin told Playbook. “We’re hopeful that the city will continue to engage in a productive dialogue to reach a targeted and tailored solution

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Areva Martin and Community Demand Transparency and Accountability in Shooting of Autistic Teen

Los Angeles— In light of the recent and tragic event in Apple Valley, California, where 15-year-old Ryan Gainer was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy, Areva Martin, a prominent civil rights attorney and advocate, has issued the following statement expressing profound outrage and calling for immediate action, emphasizing the need for full transparency and accountability:

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