The Harry Belafonte Voices for Social Justice Award

Tribeca Talks

60 MINUTES |

THE HARRY BELAFONTE VOICES FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AWARD

Robert De Niro will present Common with the second annual Harry Belafonte Voices for Social Justice Award.

Common, the Academy Award, Emmy, and Grammy-winning artist, actor, author, and activist, continues to break down barriers with a multitude of critically acclaimed, diverse roles, and continued success in all aspects of his career. Having starred in numerous film and television projects, Common has also worked behind the scenes as an executive producer and on multiple soundtracks for which he has received numerous accolades. Additionally, Common has dedicated countless hours and has been deeply engaged in social justice and advocacy work around mass incarceration, mental health, and voting. He launched The Stardust Kids, an incubator and accelerator collective for emerging artists and creative entrepreneurs, the nonprofit Imagine Justice, and through his Common Ground Foundation, Common is dedicated to empowering high school students from underserved communities to become future leaders. He will be joined in conversation with New York Times columnist and MSNBC political analyst Charles Blow.

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PANELISTS

Charles Blow

Charles Blow

Charles M. Blow is a New York Times columnist, an MSNBC political analyst, a lecturer and the author of two New York Times bestsellers: Fire Shut Up in My Bones and The Devil You Know. The former has been translated into a celebrated opera, and the latter is being developed into a documentary. Before joining The Times, Mr. Blow was a graphic artist at The Detroit News. Years later he served as the art director of National Geographic magazine. Mr. Blow graduated from Grambling State University in Louisiana, has three adult children, and recently relocated to Atlanta.

Common

Common

Academy Award, Emmy and Grammy-winning artist, actor, author, and activist, Common continues to break down barriers with a multitude of critically acclaimed, diverse roles, and continued success in all aspects of his career. Having starred in numerous film and television projects, Common has also worked behind the scenes as an executive producer and on multiple soundtracks for which he has received Oscar, Grammy, NAACP, and Critic Choice Award nominations. His latest album, A Beautiful Revolution Part 2 is an inspiring follow up to his previous album, A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1. In 2019, Common released hit album Let Love, inspired by his work and experiences writing his New York Times best selling second memoir, Let Love Have the Last Word. Common has dedicated countless hours and has been deeply engaged in social justice and advocacy work around mass incarceration, mental health and voting. He launched The Stardust Kids, an incubator and accelerator collective for emerging artists and creative entrepreneurs, the nonprofit Imagine Justice, and through his Common Ground Foundation, Common is dedicated to empowering high school students from underserved communities to become future leaders.