Founded by America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, and Ryan Piers Williams following the 2016 presidential election, Harness educates, inspires, and activates a community of Cultural Organizers to use the power of storytelling to imagine and create a more equitable world. Our programs and campaigns have catalyzed wide-scale support, prominent media coverage, inclusion in pop culture storylines, and transformative partnerships for leaders from historically disinvested communities.
Projects Managed by Harness
Protect The Sacred
Protect The Sacred is a grassroots initiative committed to protecting Navajo culture. They educate and empower the next generation of leaders and allies to use transformative storytelling and community building to strengthen Indigenous sovereignty and protect Indigenous elders, languages, and medicine ways.
DEAR Hollywood will make Latinx inclusion an industry standard by securing commitments from leaders in television, broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms to these five pillars:
1. No stories about us without us
2. Greenlight our projects
3. Represent all aspects of our lives and culture
4. Repeating levels holds us back
5. Hire us for non-Latinx projects
Gender Justice Entertainment Hub
The Gender Justice Entertainment Hub advances justice for women and gender expansive people by cultivating relationships and collaborative projects between entertainment industry and gender justice movement leaders that lead to new narratives in popular culture, improved corporate practices, and cross-sector partnerships that uproot systemic gender bias.
Poderistas inspires, affirms, and informs Latinas so they can leverage their power in a way that transforms their lives, families, and communities. They provide Latinas with the tools they need through lifestyle content that reflects their aspirations and obstacles by featuring diverse Latina experiences in the United States. You can learn more about their work at www.poderistas.com.
To make a donation or learn more about all of these projects, visit www.iwillharness.com
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