We are pleased to announce the inaugural Fashion Policy and Social Justice Summit, in partnership with LVMH and Kering. This year’s virtual event, scheduled for Thursday, June 10, 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 Fashion’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, home to the popular podcast, Pod Save America.

Read the press release below and register to attend the Fashion Policy and Social Justice Summit here. We’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!

Kenya Wiley
Founder and Fashion Policy Counsel, Fashion Innovation Alliance
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University and Fordham Law School


News Release
For Immediate Distribution
May 13, 2021

Contact: Donald Gatlin, dgatlin@rabengroup.com, 202-587-2871

LVMH and Kering Convene with National Policymakers and Scholars to
Examine Cross-Sector Racial Equity Allyship
Hosted by the Fashion Innovation Alliance®, the first-of-its-kind summit will focus on
diversity, equity and inclusion and climate solutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, June 10, from 11 am – 2 pm ET, representatives from LVMH and Kering will join Members of Congress and scholars at the inaugural Fashion Policy and Social Justice Summit to foster greater cross-sector allyship in the global fight against systemic racism. Summit participants 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.

This year’s virtual event, sponsored by the Fashion Innovation Alliance (FIA), LVMH, and Kering, is an extension of fashion policy counsel and professor, Kenya Wiley’s, Fashion Law and Social Justice course, offered at Georgetown University and the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School, and grounded in the current racial justice and climate change movements.

“The Summit is a way to continue the conversation about the impact of the global racial and climate crises on the fashion industry outside of class and open these much-needed discussions to other students and industry professionals in design, communications, legal, policy, supply chain and sustainability. I’m inspired by the increase in executives and policymakers addressing the racial and climate crises with a sense of urgency and action,” said Wiley.

Wiley, a former counsel and senior policy advisor for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee has been immersed in fashion policy and academic outreach for more than a decade. Wiley launched a fashion policy blog in 2011 to keep industry and government connected, which amassed a following among students and others interested in fashion law, policy and politics. Wiley also led the Motion Picture Association’s (MPA) academic outreach program while working in the organization’s legal department.

“LVMH is proud to be a sponsor of the Social Justice Summit. We recognize the importance of the conversation around Diversity & Inclusion, creating dialogue about solutions related to social justice and are honored to have a seat at this particular table of policy makers, other corporate entities, entrepreneurs and emerging leaders. We all have something to contribute and a responsibility towards creating a more equitable and inclusive society.” Corey Smith, Vice President Diversity & Inclusion, LVMH North America

The Social Justice Summit will include three separate panels on Racial Equity in Fashion’s C-Suite and Boardroom; IP and Inclusivity: Collaboration, Repurposing and Resale; and Climate Change and Environmental Justice.

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, home to the popular podcast, Pod Save America.

Register to attend the Fashion Policy and Social Justice Summit here.

For more on the Fashion Innovation Alliance® visit: www.fashinnovation.com or email: kenya@fashinnovation.com.

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About the Fashion Innovation Alliance®
The Fashion Innovation Alliance is a consultancy focused on policy; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and social justice; for fashion, technology and retail.

About LVMH
A family group founded in 1987 and headed by Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is now home to 75 iconic Maisons, which embody a distinctive art de vivre blending heritage and modernity. LVMH is the only group present in all major sectors of the luxury industry: Wines & Spirits, Fashion & Leather Goods, Perfumes & Cosmetics, Watches & Jewelry, Selective Distribution. LVMH and its Maisons are committed to exemplary ethics, social and environmental responsibility. We strive to ensure that our products and the way they are made have a positive impact on our entire ecosystem and on our host communities.
www.lvmh.com

 About Kering
A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow’s Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture these beliefs in our signature: “Empowering Imagination”. In 2020, Kering had nearly 38,000 employees and revenue of €13.1 billion.

 

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