Ava DuVernay Gets Color of Change Award at 10 Year Anniversary Gala For Organization

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Color of Change, celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a gala at New York City’s Gotham Hall. Color of Change  was first founded in response to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.mara_brock_akil.jpg.CROP.rtstoryvar-large

Being Mary Jane creator Mara Brock Akil remarked that “using art as an agent of change is also a strategy,” as she presented Selma director and cultural heroine Ava DuVernay with the Color of Change Award at the Gala.rDHot1D

The gala shined light on Color of Change co-founders Van Jones and James Rucker, CoC executive director Rashad Robinson, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, congresswoman Barbara Lee and nationally syndicated journalist and NewsOne Now anchor Roland Martin.

 

 

 

Check out Color of Change 10 Year Anniversary Video:

 

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