EBONY hosts a Two-Day Juneteenth summit to ensure future Black generations live in a different America.
Corporations, activists, celebrities, and politicians mobilize a galvanized community into moving forward.
Atlanta (June 19, 2020) – Community leaders, celebrities, and athletes will use the 154th anniversary of Juneteenth to spearhead action around how to make real changes and open the doors to the American dreams to a people that has long been locked out.
From Covid-19, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, Anthropolgie’s policy on identifying Black customers as “Nicks”, Colin Kaepernick to the fight to be able to cast a vote – the friction between our actions as a nation and the beliefs upon which we built our country require prompt immediate change. The unconscionable treatment of African American’s by the criminal justice system, Corporate American, and the sports industries, for the most part, have been largely unchallenged of late. JUNETEENTH will change that.
Panels will include:
EQUAL JUSTICE NOW
w/ Ben Crump; Willie Gary; Jorge Sanchez; Walter Mosley Jr.
SAY HER NAME: BREONNA TAYLOR
w/ Lonita Baker, Taylor Family Attorney; Miss DC USA 2019; Miss Kentucky USA USA 2018; Miss Teen USA 2018;
RESPONSIBILITY IN FASHION
w/ Andre Leon Talley; Angela Davis
CHANGING THE NARRATIVE: Millennial Women of the movement
w/ J. Mulan; Milan Zoe, Miss Diddy; Sidnee Michelle
CORPORATE RESPONSE TO SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUITY
w/ McDonalds; Google; TCF Bank; Omerge Alliances; Carla Hill
EBONY CANNABIS Day
w/ Rico Lamitte; Mieko Hester-Perez; Tommy Johnson
To join on Friday with https://zoom.us/JUNETEENTH2020
Saturday’s Cannabis Track can be accessed by https://hopin.to/events/ebonysjuneteenthopportunitysummit
We will also stream live on EBONY’s Facebook page and the EBONY CHANNEL on Roku and Amazon.
ABOUT EQUAL JUSTICE NOW
A not for profit social welfare organization that advocates against false arrest, unreasonable detention, wrongful conviction, and incarceration of our citizens. Our mission is to preserve their constitutional right to defend themselves on the local, state, and federal levels.
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