The UJC charitable organization furthers the Team ROC push for widespread criminal justice reform by working “across disciplines” to boost awareness, including via a group of advisors. This summer’s event, billed as the first of its kind, will see UJC voices speaking on a number of topics including criminal justice reform, public safety, mental health, and more.
“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,” Dania Diaz, Team ROC and UJC founding member, said in a press release this week. “Our goal for this summit is to spark discussion and collaboration and take a solution-oriented approach to reforming America’s antiquated policies. At the end of the day, we are all bonded by one common goal—to eradicate injustice.”
In addition to founding advisory board members including Roc Nation’s philanthropic arm Team ROC, civil rights attorney Ben Crump, journalist Gayle King, TV and radio personality Charlamagne tha God, and more, the UJC also features involvement from families of victims of police brutality.
The UJC’s social justice summit will be held at Center415 on July 23, with additional info—including guest speakers and other participants—still to be announced. For additional info, including how to register for attendance, click here.
Team ROC has remained a consistent presence in headlines as of late, including in connection with its push earlier this year for the Justice Department to take investigative action over the “depraved acts” of the Kansas City Police Department. Last September, the philanthropy-focused division of Roc Nation was reported to have filed a lawsuit against the department accusing it of refusing to provide documents related to internal investigations.