Jay-Z is using his voice through his brand, Roc Nation in a major way this summer.
Jay, who recently launched a new social justice initiative called “The United Justice Coalition”, is set to have a conference in New York on July 23rd. Some of the coalition’s members include people from various industries.
This conference will also include the family members of people who’ve lost their lives due to police and gun violence.
It has been reported that the families of Bothem Jean, the man who was murdered by a police officer who believed he was trespassing in his own apartment, and the mother of Antwon Rose, the 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed after being wrongfully convicted of murder are set to be in attendance.
Dania Diaz, Roc Nation’s philanthropic managing director released a statement about the upcoming event. “It’s an opportunity for people to really learn about issues that impact their communities- issues that are going to inevitably come up in the midterm election- and hopefully, it’ll drive action.”
The United Justice Coalition was created to “bring awareness to ongoing social justice causes that need addressing in America.”