The 6th annual Black Lives Matter Summit invites anyone who believes in the power of activism, creativity and intellect to overcome injustice. A call to action by LaGuardia students, faculty and staff, the summit will highlight and discuss issues of inequity faced by people of color in contemporary society. Keynote speaker Jumaane Williams, NYC Public Advocate, will kick off a series of events in this year’s week-long, virtual Black Lives Matter Summit. The theme – What Now? What Next? – will touch on some of the most pressing issues facing the Black community, including the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations and the continuing struggle for equality in the justice system.
RSVP for individual events below using your CUNY login credentials. After registering, watch for an email from “President Webinar” or "Deema Bayrakdar" to access the event link.
Jumaane D. Williams is the Public Advocate of the City of New York. Previously, he served on the NYC Council representing the 45th District. Jumaane is a first-generation Brooklynite of Grenadian heritage. He graduated from the public school system, overcoming the difficulties of Tourette's and ADHD to earn a master's degree from Brooklyn College. He began his career at the Greater Flatbush Beacon School and later served as the Executive Director of NYS Tenants & Neighbors. There, he fought for truly affordable, income-targeted housing across New York City and State.
Special thanks to our committee members for their work in planning and executing the Black Lives Matter Summit 2021 events.
View photos from the 2019 summit and film screening.