Ava DuVernay To Host Day Of Racial Healing Event With Eva Longoria & Judd Apatow

Much of Hollywood will be locked in on the Oscar nominations Tuesday, but some A-listers will be focusing on a bigger picture late that day.

One day after the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY will host a National Day of Racial Healing event to examine efforts to end discrimination and injustice.

Centered at the Filipinotown campus the A Wrinkle in Time director opened for her collective last spring, the gathering will feature DuVernay, Judd Apatow and Eva Longoria among the participants. Livestreamed starting at 1 PM PT (see more details here), the conversations and performances also will see Emmy winner Laverne Cox, Wrinkle star Storm Reid, Melissa Etheridge and ex-Georgia House Minority Leader and almost Peach State governor Stacey Abrams participating in the event, on which ARRAY is partnering with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

“There’s a lot of talking and tweeting these days,” DuVernay said to Deadline today. “A lot of pontification about where we are as a country and how we arrived here. When Kellogg approached ARRAY about working together on furthering and deepening those conversations, I was all in.

“The responsibility of fighting inequality and injustice is all of ours,” the Oscar-nominated Selma helmer added. “But it’s particularly important that those of us with certain visibility and influence use our platforms to urge bold conversations. We can never give up on pushing this nation to live up to its promise.”

Founded in 1930 by breakfast mogul William Keith Kellogg, the foundation focuses on providing  tools for children nationwide to grow and learn. With events all over America next week, the Kellogg Foundation started its Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation initiative, of which the National Day of Racial Healing is but one component.

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2019/01/ava-duvernay-national-day-of-racial-healing-event-stacey-abrams-judd-apatow-eva-longoria-1202537770/