All Def Digital Town Hall to Center on Justice System

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The forum will be the first in a series from Russell Simmons' urban-centric youth culture media company.

Russell Simmons' All Def Digital will launch its Town Hall series with a live forum this Thursday that will center on the justice system and police reform.

Professor Melissa Harris-Perry will moderate the discussion featuring panelists and speakers like Ben Crump, lawyer for Trayvon Martin, professor and MacArthur genius grant winner Jon Rapping and musician Ty Dolla $ign, among many others. 

Nick Cannon will also be on hand to act as an audience moderator.

The forum will be the first of a recurring Town Hall series from ADD, which will bring together prominent elected officials, celebrities, professionals, activists and student organizers to discuss cultural and political issues.

"Our hope is to bring a topic to the forefront that seemingly only gets raised against the backdrop of violence, in a forum where we can inform, educate and understand different perspectives – but hopefully lead to some unified coalition around actionable change," said Simmons.

The event will take place June 23 at the Montalban Theater in Los Angeles.