Ron Finley & Jerry Jones
Rotimi Rainwater Executive Director/Filmmaker http://www.lostinamericafilm.com/ & Jerry Jones http://nationalhomeless.org/ at Los Angeles’ City Hall screening of documentary Lost In America about our homeless population and the over 1 million children who end up in our streets (138 million in Los Angeles).
John Singleton & O'Shea Myles
John Singleton Executive Director (Boyz n the Hood Academy Award nomination) screening of LA Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later & O'Shea Myles (Founder of Eagle Peak Entertainment- producer, writer, and director) a poignant and TRUE story of what REALLY happened with Rodney King in 1992 .
Congresswoman Maxine Waters
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (front center with grayish white jacket to address beating of 51 year old homeless woman (Marlene Pinnock) by a Los Angeles highway patrol officer (me to the far right front row in white). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH3R5spz1Cc Ms. Pinnock awarded $1.5 settlement & officer let go!
Actor Rosario Dawson activist, woman par excellence who has never forgotten her roots. Spends lots of time, even with her acting, directing and writing still giving back to the community especially working with young women/youth most notably the Lower East Side Girls Club. Also a
Board member of V-Day. She’s profound, prolific and purposeful. Love her!
Making A Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA
Making A Killing: Guns, Greed and the NRA-left to right film Graduate Ty, Lisa Gordon Cain, Robert Greenwald, Producer/Director/Documentarian of Brave New Films creates movies that make an impact http://www.bravenewfilms.org. Jeremy Kagan Director/Writer/Producer/ USC Film Professor of newest film Shot a story of gun violence’s consequences.
Antonio Villaraigosa, Gil Cedillo, Lynn Cain
To my right is the former Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio Villaraigosa and current candidate for Governor of California in 2018. To my left is Lynn Cain Spouse and NFL Alumni / Head Coach and Gil Cedillo Councilmember Los Angeles District One and author of California’s AB 130/131 Dream Act.
UCLA lecturing about her book Speaking Truth to Power (2015), a professor at Brandeis University, Hill exposed sexual harassment against Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991 during his Senate confirmation hearing. Her stance against intimidation and sexual misconduct in politics was groundbreaking. Now (as of 12/22/2017) Hill is joining dozens of leading executives in entertainment, independent experts and advisers to form a commission dedicated to fighting gender inequality. The Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace created to "to prevent further civil and human rights abuses in the future," as noted by founder and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.