Team ROC’s United Justice Coalition (UJC) social justice summit will take place on July 23, and JAY-Z’s philanthropic company just unveiled the list of names that will be speaking at the inaugural event.
Charlamagne Tha God and Yo Gotti are set to host their own discussions at the Summit and will join an impressive roster of speakers that include national civil rights attorney Ben Crump, journalist Soledad O’Brien and New York Attorney General Letitia James.
The inaugural social justice summit will go down in New York City at Center415, where the speakers will participate in various discussions and town halls to speak on the state of America’s criminal justice system. They will also discuss mental wellness and public safety and how it applies to criminal justice reform.
The UJC is described as a “think-tank of experts from different industries that informally come together to share resources, information, ideas and support in an attempt to align on strategic ways to address systemic injustice across America.”
“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,” said Dania Diaz, Team ROC and UJC founding member, in a press release. “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.”
Team ROC – the philanthropic branch of Roc Nation – has been laser-focused on the Kansas City Police Department these past few years. The social justice arm claims there is more than enough evidence of systemic police misconduct that warrants federal investigation.
JAY Z’s company sued the KCKPD in 2021, accusing them of covering up police misconduct and forbidding Team ROC from having access to records that would shed light on complaints filed against officers.
“Because of the [Kansas] Public Records Act that allows interested parties to look at various states and government documents, we’re allowed to see certain files and how the government handled certain issues,” said Team Roc attorney Alex Spiro. “The government has attempted to block our access to those files, and so we’re suing to see what they don’t want us to see.”
Meanwhile, Charlamagne Tha God has admitted that he thought JAY-Z had his own driving lanes in New York City.
A clip of the revelation surfaced online where Charlamagne explained on The Breakfast Club that he had no idea what high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes were when he first moved to New York City. Because the abbreviation is identical to JAY-Z’s nickname, the radio Hall of Famer really thought the Brooklyn native had his own lanes to move around freely in the Big Apple.