Actor, Activist Jesse Williams Honored for His Work Highlighting Injustice, Systemic Inequalities

Daily Point of Light # 6285 Jun 18, 2018

Actor, director and producer Jesse Williams is well known for his work on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” but gained international renown for his 2016 BET Humanitarian Award acceptance speech, where he eloquently covered a range of issues including police abuse and systemic inequities.

At Service Unites 2018, he led a discussion with three men who have had very different journeys, but all of whom are bringing their skills and experiences to service and social justice. This is just one example of how Jesse is continuing to shine a light on those who are using their voices to change issues, helping to ignite a civic culture.

Jesse is among the prominent and impactful entrepreneurial faces in tech today, with three leading mobile apps on the market. He launched BLeBRiTY, a charades-inspired mobile game that immediately shot to No. 1 on the Apple App Store charts in two categories. He’s also a partner and board member of Scholly, a mobile app that has connected students directly to more than $100 million in scholarships. He is also the youngest to sit on the board of directors for both Advancement Project, a leading national civil rights advocacy organization, and Harry Belafonte’s arts and social justice organization, Sankofa.org.

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