The assembly will feature discussions from Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Ben & Jerry’s CEO Matthew McCarthy.
Karamo Brown is joining forces with Verizon to moderate its first-ever Citizen Verizon Assembly.
On Tuesday, the Queer Eye star, 39, is set to moderate the inaugural panel, which will focus on creating responsible and fair business practices and cultivating an inclusive future in education so that everyone can prosper in the workforce.
The hour-long virtual event will feature discussions from several leaders and activists, including Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang and Ben & Jerry’s CEO Matthew McCarthy, among others.
“I’m thrilled to moderate a panel on building an inclusive future with so many diverse perspectives,” Brown tells PEOPLE. “COVID-19 has brought to the surface how much of a role inclusion plays in our everyday lives. For example, we absolutely need to make sure every child has access to the internet and devices.”
“It’s clear that businesses and nonprofits need to step up and do these things if all young people are going to get a fair shot,” he continues. “Our young people ended their last school year and are starting a new one under devastating circumstances, and they need our support now.”
Tuesday’s event is the first of many Citizen Verizon Assemblies expected to be held that will emphasize the importance of corporate responsibility in helping to drive social, economic and environmental advancement.
Shahidi, 20, will be participating in the discussion moderated by Brown about building a future that’s inclusive. The actress will be joined by Geoff Canada, an educator and activist pioneering school reform, and Meredith Walker, the co-founder and executive director of Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls…