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Gina Belafonte

USOW
Speaker
Native New Yorker, Artivist, Gina Belafonte has spent her life in the arenas of entertainment and activism where her professional work thrives today. Executive Director of Sankofa.org, a social justice organization, that educates, motivates, and activates artists and allies in service of grassroots movements and equitable change, Gina works organizations worldwide to promote cultural and civic engagement. Together they elevate the voices of the most marginalized communities to promote peace, justice, equity and equality. Gina speaks at rally’s and marches, lectures at different universities and events on issues ranging from Dyslexia, Nonviolent Direct Action, Black Women’s Empowerment and a cross section of social justice issues. An Actress, Director and Producer, Gina has been a part of many initiatives including being the lead producer of the award winning documentary film Sing Your Song that explores the life and legacy of her father Harry Belafonte. Gina is the proud producer of the The Many Rivers To Cross Social Justice Music and Arts Festival that brought together 22 thousand guests with over 40 artists and 50 social justice organizations for a 2 day gathering, centering on voting rights, mass incarceration and poverty. She has collaborated with For Freedoms on the 50 State Initiative and the reimagining of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms, INTO ACT!ON, and is the director of the award winning Hip-Hop spoken word musical Lyrics From Lockdown addressing mistaken identity, mass incarceration and police brutality. Please visit www.sankfa.org for more information.


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