The event, which took place in Midtown Manhattan at Center415, featured appearances from a star-studded group that included CMG founder Yo Gotti, former San Antonio Spurs coach Greg Popovich, Philadelphia Sixers partner Michael Rubin, Charlamagne tha God, civil rights attorney Ben Crump, Dr. Bernice A. King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Eric Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, among others.
The summit included speaking appearances from Popovich, who presented an award to Innocence Project co-founder Barry Scheck; Gotti, who spoke on a panel discussing the inhumane treatment of the incarcerated population in Parchman prison; Charlamagne, who also participated on a panel, which examined the decriminalization of mental health, and many 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 back in May.
“Our goal for this summit is to spark discussion and collaboration and take a solution-oriented approach to reforming America’s antiquated policies,” Diaz added. “At the end of the day, we are all bonded by one common goal—to eradicate injustice.”
Scroll down to see some pictures from Roc Nation and the United Justice Coalition’s inaguarl social justice summit.