Come network with NYC's cannabis industry insiders & influencers at the largest monthly gathering for the past five years. There's more to do, more people to meet & more to talk about than ever before!!! Please come join the community & let's make even more progress by 2020!!!
Event: Social Equity & Justice
Date: Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
Time: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Galvanize, 303 Spring Street, NYC
Featured speakers: NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
Conbody Founder Coss Marte
Includes: Cocktail hour drinks & buffet
Ticket link: https://cannagather.com/July2019/DD
About this month's speakers:
Jumaane Williams, NYC Public Advocate
Council Member Jumaane D. Williams represents the 45th Council District in Brooklyn. He was elected in 2009, re-elected in 2013 & again in 2017. In the 2014-2017 session, Williams served as Deputy Leader of the New York City Council, & chair of the council's Committee on Housing & Buildings. He also co-chaired the Council's Task Force to Combat Gun Violence, & a founding member of the Progressive Caucus, & is a member of the Black, Latino & Asian Caucus.
Council Member Williams is a first-generation Brooklynite of Grenadian heritage. He is a proud product of the City's public school system. He attended Philippa Schuyler Middle School for the Gifted & Talented & Brooklyn Technical High School. He earned his bachelor's in political science, & master's in urban policy & administration at Brooklyn College. He began his career as assistant director for the Greater Flatbush Beacon School, & later went on to serve as the executive director of New York State Tenants & Neighbors. Council Member Williams is an advocate for affordable housing, anti-gun violence measures, fair policing, equity, & social justice. His major successes as Council Member include; the Community Safety Act, which created the Office of Inspector General for the New York Police Department, the Fair Chance Act & co-chairing the taskforce, which created New York's Crisis Management System & Cure Violence Groups to combat gun violence.
Coss Marte, Founder, ConBody
Coss Marte was sent to jail as the ringleader of a multi-million dollar marijuana operation. He was also grossly overweight & warned by his physician that his current lifestyle, if left unchecked, would likely kill him.
Faced with this grim prognosis, Coss started to get in shape using the tools he had -- his prison cell & his own body weight. Within six months he lost 70 pounds & replicated his successful formula of body weight exercises with 20 other inmates. Then he launched ConBody a prison style bootcamp that has gained over 25,000+ clients & hires formerly incarcerated individuals to teach fitness classes. Since the launch of his company he's been featured in over 200 major media outlets such as NBC, CNN, The New York Times, TED Talks, & Men's Fitness. He's also won major pitch competitions such as Defy Ventures, Pitch for Good by TOM's shoes, the YPO shark tank competition & attended the Snap Chat incubator, which combined raised $350,000.
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