Celebrities and prominent figures continue to do their part for the Black Lives Matter movement as the #ShareTheMicNow campaign is set to take place on June 10. The online event will provide a large platform for black actresses, activists, businesswomen, and writers to empower and magnify voices of black people to the world.
Promoting Black Voices to Millions of People
The idea for the campaign came from Endeavor CMO Bozoma Saint John, fashion designer Stacey Bendet, and bestselling authors Luvvie Ajayi Jones and Glennon Doyle. Together, they created this campaign in response to nationwide protests that were sparked by police brutality and the systemic racism that still exists in the country. These women stated their four main goals for the campaign:
"To form a social media campaign that magnifies Black women's lives and stories. To form relationships among Black women and white women - so that our future activism is born from relationships. To create a network of disruptors who know and trust each other. To create action that could make change."
Among the line-up of A-listers participating are Academy award winners Julia Roberts, Hillary Swank, and Gwyneth Paltrow. The three actresses will be part of 46 total white women who are giving their platform away to 46 black women for one day. The total audience from all 46 A-listers includes over 300 million followers.
All of the black women participating in the first ever #ShareTheMicNow:
Alencia Johnson, Alexa Idama, Angelica Ross, Austin Channing Brown, Bozoma Saint John, Brittney Cooper, Candace Marie, Cari Champion, Christina Rice, Deesha Dyer, Devi Brown, Elaine Welteroth, Elle Hearns, Eunique Jones Gibson, Fresco Steez, Gia Peppers, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Jessica O. Matthews, Jovian Zayne, Julee Wilson, Justina Omokhua, Kahlana Barfield Brown, Keah Brown, Kimberly Blackwell, Latham Thomas, Lauren Wesley Wilson, Lindsay Peoples Wagner, Luvvie Ajayi Jones, Melina Abdullah, Miatta Johnson, Monique Melton, Myleik Teele, Naima Cochrane, Nikki Ogunnaike, Nimotalai Ganiyu, Opal Tometi, Rachel Cargle, Activist, Seun Adigun, Stephanie Thomas, Stephanie Young, Tai Beauchamp, Tarana Burke, Thasunda Brown Duckett, Tiffany Aliche, Yaba Blay, Yvette Noel Schure.
All of the white women handing over their platform for #ShareTheMicNow:
Abby Wambach, Ali Krieger, Arianna Huffington, Ashley Graham, Ashley Judd, Ashlyn Harris, Barb Schmidt, Brandi Carlile, Brené Brown, Busy Philipps, Cameron Esposito, Chelsea Handler, Cheryl Strayed, Chrissy Metz, Debra Messing, Diane von Furstenberg, Elizabeth Gilbert, Esther Perel, Glennon Doyle, Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Swank, Jen Hatmaker, Jenny Mollen, Jessica Seinfeld, Julia Roberts, Julianne Hough, Kathryn Budig, Katie Couric, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Kourtney Kardashian, Liz Plank, Mandy Moore, Megan Rapinoe, Melissa Urban, Michelle Monaghan, Nina Tame, Sara Bareilles, Sarah McBride, Sarah Paulson, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Seane Corn, Selma Blair, Sophia Bush, Stacey Bendet, Sue Birda.
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