The event is set for July 23 in New York City.
Team Roc, the philanthropic division of the Jay-Z spearheaded record label Roc Nation, has announced the formation of a coalition aimed at combating social justice issues and an inaugural introductory event. According to a press release, The United Justice Coalition was founded by Team Roc as well as Charlamagne Tha God, attorney Ben Crump, Dream Corps founder Van Jones, Until Freedom co-founder Tamika Mallory, Michael Eric Dyson, Marcia Dyson, Gayle King, attorney Angela Rye, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Vista Equity Partners Robert F. Smith, and Until Freedom co-founder Mysonne among others.
The UJC is described as “a think-tank of experts from different industries that informally came together in 2019 to share resources, information, ideas, and support in an attempt to align on strategic ways to address systemic injustice across America,” in a statement. The UJC continues by explaining that they have been working together over the years to amplify critical issues, create and advance bipartisan legislations, regulations and policies, as well as leverage support for on the ground organizations throughout the country .”
Beginning work on their commitments to changing the UJC, which was announced with the UJC Summit: Social Justice Convention.
The coalition is also comprised of family members whose loved ones were tragically shot and killed by police officers, including Danroy Henry Sr. and Angella Henry (parents of DJ Henry and founders of the DJ Henry Dream Fund), Michelle Kenney (mother of Antwon Rose II and founder of the Antwon Rose II Foundation), Allisa Findley (sister of Botham Jean and president of the Botham Jean Foundation), and Tiffany Crutcher (sister of Terence Crutcher and executive director of the Terence Crutcher Foundation).
“The United Justice Coalition started as an informal meeting of the minds, but it has quickly evolved into a more purposeful initiative to create change in our communities,” expressed Team ROC and UJC founding member Dania Diaz in a press statement. “The summit’s goal is to stimulate discussion and collaboration, and to take a solution-oriented view of reforming America’s outdated policies. We all share a common goal .”
to eradicate injustice
The summit aims to raise awareness and provide analysis on critical topics like criminal justice reform, mental wellbeing, and public safety. Set for July 23 in New York City, activists, entertainers, attorneys, entrepreneurs, professors, experts, media personalities, organizations, and more are all set to be featured.
UJC will reveal more details about the event, including the guest speakers and organizations that will be participating in panel discussions, networking opportunities and keynote sessions, in the coming weeks. More information can be found on the organization’s official w