Asad Whitehead, senior music industry student, was recently selected as the New Jersey representative for the United Justice Coalition (UJC) Summit Student State Ambassador program in New York City.
The 10-week internship with UJC, and entertainment agency Roc Nation, supports and challenges students from across the country to develop state-specific strategies and create action plans to generate greater awareness about the UJC Summit, a social justice convention to be held at the Javits Center this December.
“This unique experience provides me the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on social justice issues, while working alongside renowned organizations and influential figures who share the same passion as me,” said Whitehead.
As an ambassador, Whitehead will organize events, workshops, outreach, and panel discussions that will address key social justice issues; aim to educate, inspire, and empower attendees to take action in their communities; and feature valuable perspectives from a variety of speakers, experts, and artists on a range of social justice topics.
Whitehead currently serves as the president of the University’s Black Student Union, head of media production for the University’s student-run radio station 88.9 WMCX, as production assistant for the University’s television station HawkTV, and as secretary of the Music Alliance, the live event planning team for the University’s student-run record label Blue Hawk Records. Whitehead has recorded for the label under the artist name Kid Ace. He is also the recipient of the 2022-2023 Outstanding Student Organization New Leader award.