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Resources From SCG’s Entertainment Philanthropy Group

Publication date: 
Monday, May 1, 2017

SCG ENTERTAINMENT PHILANTHROPY GROUP MET WITH AMERICA FERRERA, WILMER VALDERRAMA & RYAN PIERS WILLIAMS

SCG’s Entertainment Philanthropy Group and other members who fund in the field of diversity/equity/inclusion gathered recently for a special event hosted by CAA Foundation and featuring actors/activists America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, and Ryan Piers Williams. America, Wilmer, and Ryan shared about their initiative HARNESS, which unites entertainment, technology, business, and nonprofit leaders through advocacy and storytelling to amplify the authentic voices and experiences of vulnerable communities.
 


From left: Morgan Bennett, SCG; Wilmer Valderrama; America Ferrera; Ryan Piers Williams; Amanda Byrd, SCG.


By leveraging entertainment, pop culture, and arts expertise, their initiative aims to protect vulnerable communities by helping people connect as human beings rather than as statistics or political parties. While calling on the entertainment community to use its art for social justice, their larger vision is to shift policy, create systemic change, and develop the next generation of political leaders and engaged citizens. The HARNESS team was eager to share their vision and next steps, hear input, and explore opportunities for collaboration with the broader philanthropic community that shares their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Stayed tuned for more resources and opportunities from this exciting effort!
 

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