New York Urban League (NYUL) Champions of Diversity (COD) Summit: Courageous Conversations about Race

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November 20, 2020
New York Urban League (NYUL) Champions of Diversity (COD) Summit: Courageous Conversations about Race

The New York Urban League (NYUL) will present the Champions of Diversity Virtual Summit, sponsored by BlackRock, on November 20, 2020 at 1:00pm EST and you are invited to become a corporate sponsor and attendee. The Summit will include both a one-hour live event and recorded conversations, featuring corporate CEOs, activists and academics, accessible that day and throughout the week. The program starts with welcoming Remarks by Arva Rice, President & CEO, New York Urban League and Hon. Scott M. Stringer, NYC Comptroller followed by the CEO Roundtable Discussion (35-40 mins), entertainment and Closing Remarks and an Invitation to the "Courageous Conversations about Race" by Ward Corbett, Chairman, New York Urban League Board of Directors. Once the live portion concludes, registrants will have access to the "Courageous Conversations about Race." Participants include:

  • Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor, Obama Foundation; Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama; Author, Finding My Voice
  • Ray McGuire, NYC Mayoral Candidate; former Vice Chairman, Citigroup 
  • Douglas McNeely, Managing Director, Head of the Strategic Client Coverage Group, BlackRock 
  • Wes Moore, CEO, Robin Hood
  • Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Historian, Professor at Harvard Kennedy School and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies.
  • John Rogers, Chairman, Co-CEO & Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments
  • Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation 
Opportunities to support NYUL's work range from single tickets or virtual tables to sponsoring a “conversation” during the Summit. These curated conversations will courageously examine race relations and give an honest critique of the response and responsibility going forward to the civil unrest that has swept the nation. CEOs or Diversity Officers of corporate-level Champion Sponsors are invited to provide a 2-minute opening and use their 20 access tickets for their employees or to be given to NYUL Young Professionals. Get involved now while we are still finalizing our program! Sponsorship packages are $12.500, $15,000 and $25,000 for the Glass Ceiling Breaker, Salute to the Honorees and Champion Sponsorships. For more information about how you and your company can be involved and support the New York Urban League for its Champions of Diversity Virtual Summit, please contact Alyssa R. Drewes at or call 646-245-8217 or visit @NYUrbanLeague

Register/Info:, 646-245-8217

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