Jordan Peele Announces $1 Million Donation Across 5 Organizations Essential To The Health And Lives Of Black People
‘Get Out’ director, Jordan Peele, 41, announced today (June 10), that he and his Monkeypaw Productions will donate $1 million across five organizations that are important to the well-being of black people. The statement reads:
“Jordan Peele and Monkeypaw Productions are proud to donate $1 million across five organizations we see as essential to the health and lives of Black people. We are committed to continued action against a system rooted in violence against and oppression of the Black community.”
Below are the organizations we are proud to support:
Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective
Black Lives Matter
Equal Justice Initiative
Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project
Check out some reactions to the announcement below:
Last year (March 27), Jordan Peele made headlines for mentioning his lack of plans to cast a while male-lead in future films. His statement came two years after the Academy Award winning film Get Out. At the time, he stated:
“The way I look at it. I get to cast black people in my movies. I feel fortunate to be in this position where I can say to Universal, ‘I want to make a $20 million horror movie with a black family.’ And they say yes.”
“I don’t see myself casting a white dude as the lead in my movie. Not that I don’t like white dudes. But I’ve seen that movie. It really is one of the best, greatest pieces of this story, is feeling like we are in this time — a renaissance has happened and proved the myths about representation in the industry are false.”
Jordan Peele is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming film, Candyman, which is expected to available for viewership on September 25.
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