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Justice Delayed: The Unmet Promise of Equality

Schott kicks off its 30th anniversary year with a thought-provoking look at the Kerner Commission’s dramatic 1968 report calling out systemic racism — boldly stating it was not a lack of solutions that distances our nation from justice, but the lack of public will to implement them. The education and racial justice movement is building power, forging public will for change. What role will philanthropy play to support them in this justice moment?

Join us for what is sure to be a unique and provocative discussion.


  • Dr. Jelani Cobb, Editor, The Essential Kerner Commission Report; Staff Writer, New Yorker; Professor, Columbia School of Journalism
  • Dr. John H. Jackson, President and CEO, Schott Foundation
  • Fred Harris, the sole-surviving member of the Kerner Commission, a driving force behind the Commission’s truth-telling
  • Zakiyah Shaakir-Ansari, Advocacy Director & New York City Director, Alliance for Quality Education
  • Dr. Alan Curtis, President, Milton Eisenhower Foundation
  • Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, President, Global Policy Solutions, Moderator