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Jay-Z and Roc Nation to Host Inaugural Social Justice Summit this Summer In New York City!

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Jay-Z and Roc Nation are launching a summit this summer for political change.

The convention, the Inaugural Social Justice Summit, will unite leaders, experts, and advocates, who want to positively impact social and racial justice for families affected by police violence, reports Revolt.

The summit will focus on laws and policies, voter registration, education, and civic action. Plus, the influence of media, technology, and entertainment. The manager director of Philanthropy for Roc Nation, Dania Diaz, spoke with NBC about the announcement.

“It is an opportunity for people to really learn about issues that impact their communities — issues that are going to inevitably come up in midterm elections.”

Diaz continues, “And hopefully, it’ll drive action, at the very least, to get more people connected to what’s happening locally in their communities, but also, you know, getting them to register to vote, first and foremost. And to recognize that there are networks of folks and organizations that they can lean into for support and for greater resources.”

The hip-hop heavyweight will enlist celebrities to be involved in the event to make a difference in the community and to get the younger generation interested in social justice.

“If you think about it from a lyrical standpoint and from just a cultural standpoint, the voices that drive hip hop and the music and the lyrics and the experiences that are brought to the table are really largely from a social and racial justice lens,” Diaz said. “And so I think that when we talk about hip hop, as a vehicle to move culture, it’s also a vehicle to address social justice issues and systemic problems.”

The Inaugural Social Justice Summit will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. in New York. Headliners for the event include civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, professor and author Michael Eric Dyson, CNN contributor Van Jones, Until Freedom co-founder Tamika Mallory, and “Breakfast Club” radio host Charlamagne Tha God. Families that have been affected by police violence are scheduled to speak.

Registration for attendees 18 and older is open now on the website at

Cousins, will you be attending?

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