Today at 2:00 p.m., U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), in coordination with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, will host a panel discussion on music, criminal justice and racial equality featuring activist and platinum rapper Meek Mill, author and CNN host Van Jones, author and professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Universal Music group general counsel Jeffrey Harleston and University of Maryland, Baltimore County professor Michelle R. Scott.

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African Americans have historically used music as an expression of perseverance and an avenue to address pressing social justice issues in America. This panel will explore the complexities of music and social justice in America, illuminate the supportive influence of modern-day musicians on activism and discuss ways that artists can produce popular and politically engaged music.

There is a livestream link available HERE courtesy of Ebony Magazine.