The platform will host June 13 live stream 'Bear Witness, Take Action' hosted by Keke Palmer and Common.
YouTube is launching a $100 million fund to support Black creators on its platform.
“At YouTube, we believe Black lives matter and we all need to do more to dismantle systemic racism,” YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki wrote in a Thursday morning blog post where she announced the multi-year fund “dedicated to amplifying and developing the voices of Black creators and artists and their stories.”
As part of the effort, the platform will live stream fundraising event Bear Witness, Take Action on Saturday, June 13. Hosted by Common and Keke Palmer, the 90-minute special will feature YouTube creators, artists, public figures and activists. There will be roundtable discussion, panels, musical tributes and other elements and will feature Jemele Hill, Soledad O’Brien, Patrisse Cullors, Roxane Gay, Prince EA, Baratunde Thurston and others.