Activism for a New Era


EJI is pleased to release this complete video of Changing How We Think About Activism, which was recorded during our Peace and Justice Summit in Montgomery, Alabama, on April 27.

Jacqueline Woodson, an award-winning writer whose books for young people are infused with hope and optimism even as they explore complex issues of gender, class, and race, as well as family and history, moderated this emotionally intense, energizing, and uplifting discussion with Brittany Packnett, Black Lives Matter activist, reform leader, and co-founder of Campaign Zero; Common, hip hop recording artist, actor, film producer, and poet; and Cory Booker, United States Senator for New Jersey.

The two-day summit accompanied the grand opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration, and featured talks, music, and panel discussions with national leaders.  A sampling of the summit reveals the broad range of presenters and performers who participated in two days of programming.

In response to growing demand, EJI is bringing these programs to a global audience by making the video recordings available online. The first release features a stirring speech delivered by Rev. William Barber on the first day of the summit, and was followed by Education in America: Race, Implicit Bias, and Protecting our Children and Art/Entertainment and Racial Identity.

Please check back at for additional videos from the Peace and Justice Summit that will be released in the coming weeks.