We are pleased to announce the inaugural Fashion Policy and Social Justice Summit, in partnership with LVMH and Kering. This yearâ€™s virtual event, scheduled for Thursday, June 10,Â is an extension of my Fashion Law and Social Justice course, and grounded in the current racial justice and climate change movements.
The Social Justice Summit will include three separate panels on Racial Equity in Fashionâ€™s C-Suite and Boardroom; IP and Inclusivity: Collaboration, Repurposing and Resale; and Climate Change and Environmental Justice.
Students and industry professionals will discuss corporate engagement in civil rights issues, collaboration culture, and hear from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) designers and social entrepreneurs about how to develop climate policies that work for all communities.
Confirmed speakers for the Fashion Policy and Social Justice Summit include: Congressional Black Caucus Chair Joyce Beatty (D-OH); Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY); Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY); senior leadership from LVMH North America, Kering Americas, and Ariel Investments; senior officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Environmental Protection Agency; Professor Susan Scafidi of the Fashion Law Institute; fashion designer Tracy Reese; social entrepreneur Mimi Plange; journalist Whitney Bauck; Jessica Richard of RIAA, Dunnington Bartholow & Miller Partner Olivera Medenica, and Shaniqua McClendon of Crooked Media,Â home to the popular podcast, Pod Save America.
Register to attend the Fashion Policy and Social Justice Summit here.Â Weâ€™ve included a special rate for students. Registration rates for all participants will increase after May 28.
We look forward to seeing you on June 10!