CONVERGE18 – Fireside Chat: Justice in Society

Chuck D isn’t your typical E&C conference speaker, but CONVERGE18 isn’t your typical E&C conference either.

As the leader and co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy, Chuck D has become a respected voice on music, technology, politics and race. The below video you’ll earn a front row seat for Chuck D’s fireside chat during CONVERGE18 with Convercent CEO and self-proclaimed Public Enemy fan, Patrick Quinlan.

As the author of two critically acclaimed books, a political activist, publisher, radio host and producer, Chuck D has been featured on, and/or interviewed in over 50 documentaries… and he’s not shy about diving into tough topics.

In their discussion on justice in society, Chuck D emphasizes inclusion, declaring,  “justice for all, not justice for just us.” He emphasizes the need to listen to understand and thereby act with fairness. Taking on #MeToo, Chuck D praises technology, and shares how glad he is that the disenfranchised have the tools to make their voices heard.

As you watch, you’ll:

  • Get inspired by a discussion that doesn’t skirt the hard topics of radically diverse audiences, #MeToo and fairness in representation.
  • See how Chuck D created a connection with people of all backgrounds, ages and races using his own life experiences.
  • Gain provocative insights to take back to your team. Are you putting brand over people? What are the consequences of brand-first approach to business?
  • Simplify the way you think about ethics through the lens of the golden rules: listen, act fairly, be honest.

It’s not all about suits and powerpoint decks. Sometimes an open and honest conversation can provide the most powerful takeaways. Enjoy these ethical insights from outside the industry.