Thank you to all who attended our 2020 Journey to Justice Signature Event. Although virtual, our community came together and raised over $91,000 for our students and our mission — and we couldn’t have done it without your support. See you next year!
2020 Journey to Justice Signature Event
A Virtual Experience
Sunday, September 13 from 4-7 pm
Brittany Packnett Cunningham
Our 2020 Journey to Justice Signature event will be held on Sunday, September 13 from 4-6:30pm. This event focuses on bringing our community together to celebrate our achievements, both collective and individual, support our mission, and be inspired by those working to create a more just and equitable future. This years’ event will be held virtually to ensure the safety of our community.
Although virtual, we are immensely excited to be joined by Brittany Packnett Cunningham and Yavilah McCoy to celebrate and exemplify 15 years of Troublemakers.
Brittany Packnett Cunningham is an activist, educator, writer, and leader at the intersection of culture and justice. Cited by President Barack Obama as a leader whose “voice is going to be making a difference for years to come,” Brittany is an unapologetic educator, organizer, and writer. Her popular 2019 TED Talk on Confidence has garnered nearly 3 million views worldwide. Brittanyʼs forthcoming book, We Are Like Those Who Dream, is due to hit shelves in 2021.
Brittany is a Directorʼs Leader and former Fellow at Harvardʼs Institute of Politics exploring social change and intersectional activism. In 2018, Brittany launched Love & Power, a hub created to inspire, empower, and outfit everyday people to seismically shift society. A lifelong activist and proud member of the Ferguson Uprising, Brittany was an appointed member of the Ferguson Commission and President Obamaʼs Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Today, she continues to advocate for urgent systemic change at critical decision making tables and through national and international media.
Yavilah McCoy is the CEO of the Diversity consulting group DIMENSIONS Inc. Through Dimensions, Yavilah services an international portfolio of clients in the areas of Education, Philanthropy, and Social Justice. As an anti-racism activist with an international platform, Yavilah provides training and consulting to numerous social justice projects that span multiple identities and communities. Yavilah serves on the steering committee of the national Women’s March and has been a core part of many large-scale national movement teams, bringing a uniquely intersectional perspective to the ongoing work of racial justice and collective liberation.
Yavilah is a pioneer of the Jewish diversity and equity movement and is an advocate and mentor for the empowerment of a transglobal community of Jews of Color. Yavilah was an inaugural recipient of the Spielberg Foundation’s Joshua Venture Fellowship and directed the launch of the “Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project” for Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the Ruderman Family Foundation. Yavilah is a renowned national speaker, educator, and spiritual practitioner and in celebration of the musical traditions passed down to her from three generations of her African-American Jewish family, is also the writer, producer and performer of the Jewish Gospel theatrical production “The Colors of Water.
Schedule of Our Virtual Experience
4:00-4:30pm – VIP Meet and Greet Reception with Yavilah McCoy
4:30-5:30pm – Virtual Event Program
The Virtual Event Program can be viewed after the event for those who are unable to join us during this time, but would still like to support.
5:30-6:00pm – VIP Meet and Greet Reception
6:00-6:30pm – Class 15 Graduation Reception
Thank you to our sponsors for their continued dedication to our mission.