WASHINGTON, DC (Thursday, October 15, 2020) – Today, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will join Howard University’s virtual Homecoming 2020 programming, participating in the event through partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) program. Chelsea Clinton will participate in a conversation with Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick about the intersection of public health and social justice; a panel of Howard University alumni who are also alumni of the CGI U program will discuss how they’ve made a difference in their communities; and President Clinton will make a major announcement about CGI U in 2021.
This is part of a three-day virtual conference, hosted by Howard University and part of Homecoming festivities, titled “From Protest to Policy: The Pursuit of Racial Justice.”
Watch live today, starting at 11:00 AM EDT, at: https://howard.zoom.us/j/87184346054 and use the Meeting Password: 20202020.
This event is part of CGI U’s commitment to providing student leaders with mentorship, training, funding, peer networking, and opportunities for students to engage with national and global leaders throughout the year. Since its launch in 2007, CGI U has been a leader in bringing together over 10,000 college students from around the globe to take action and tackle the world’s most pressing challenges by building “Commitments to Action,” – new, specific, and measurable social impact projects.
CGI U’s year-round programming includes $100,000 in funding given to student projects that address the COVID-19 pandemic; a partnership with IBM Call for Code to help students develop app-based projects that address COVID-19 and climate change; programming with the Peter G. Peterson Foundation including a conversation last week with Chelsea Clinton on how young people are reinventing civic engagement; and a new partnership with Verizon to help students develop innovative technology solutions to pressing domestic issues. This also follows last week’s CGI University + Morehouse College event, which focused on addressing structural inequality and supporting student action. Watch these discussions, which included national health, education, business, and student leaders, here: live.cgiu.org
The discussions are part of Howard University’s 2020 Homecoming festivities, centered around the theme of “Advocacy.” “Advocacy” is woven into the fabric of Howard University’s DNA. Since the institution’s founding in 1867 the faculty, staff and students have embodied the mission of truth and service through the pursuit of social justice in numerous ways, including marching, protesting, and lobbying.
The centerpiece of Homecoming is an expanded version of the HU Ideas Symposium, which features a virtual conference titled “From Protest to Policy: The Pursuit of Racial Justice,” held October 14-16. On Friday, October 16, President Frederick will present the State of the University Address and provide updates on the progress of Howard’s exciting strategic plan.