Native New Yorker, 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 with diverse artists, activists and organizations worldwide to promote cultural and civic engagement. She has lectured and spoken at many events, rally’s and marches, issues ranging from Dyslexia, Nonviolent Direct Action, Black Women’s Empowerment, Mass Incarceration and a cross section of social justice issues. An Artivist, Actress, Director and Producer, Gina has been a part of many arts and activism initiatives including being the lead producer of the award-winning HBO documentary 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 over 40 artists and 50 social justice organizations for a 2 day festival centering on voting rights, mass incarceration and poverty. She has collaborated with Task Force on INTO ACT!ON, with For Freedoms on the 50 State Initiative, the reimagining of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms and the most recent For Freedoms Congress where Sankofa.org curated four Town Halls, and more. Photo credit Karen Ray Photography
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