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Danny Glover

Acclaimed Actor, Humanitarian & Leading Social Activist

Actor, director, producer, and political activist Danny Glover has also become known for his community activism and philanthropic work. A San Francisco native, Glover trained at the Black Actors’ Workshop of the American Conservatory Theatre. He made his Broadway debut in Athol Fugard’s production Master Harold . . . and the Boys, which led to…

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Actor, director, producer, and political activist Danny Glover has also become known for his community activism and philanthropic work.

A San Francisco native, Glover trained at the Black Actors’ Workshop of the American Conservatory Theatre. He made his Broadway debut in Athol Fugard’s production Master Harold . . . and the Boys, which led to his first leading role in the 1984 film Places in the Heart, which was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.

Glover also starred in two more Best Picture nominees: Witness and The Color Purple. Later he would star with Mel Gibson in the hugely successful Lethal Weapon films.

His work also includes the award-winning To Sleep With Anger, which he executive produced and for which he won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor; Bopha!; Manderlay; Missing in America, and the film version of Fugard’s play Boesman and Lena. On the small screen, Glover won an NAACP Image Award and a Cable ACE Award and earned an Emmy nomination for his performance in the title role of the HBO movie Mandela.

He has also received Emmy nominations for his work in the acclaimed miniseries Lonesome Dove and the telefilm Freedom Song. As a director, he earned a Daytime Emmy nomination for Showtime’s Just a Dream.

Glover co-founded Louverture Films dedicated to the development and production of films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity. The company’s film Trouble the Water won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Glover’s activism and philanthropic efforts have focused on economic justice and access to health care and education programs in the United States and Africa.

Internationally, Glover has served as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program from 1998-2004, focusing on issues of poverty, disease, and economic development in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean, and currently serves as UNICEF Ambassador.

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Danny Glover is a sought after public speaker, delivering inspiring addresses and moving performances on social justice, diversity, activism and global citizenship to audiences of various sizes at college campuses, business conventions and annual conferences.  Drawing from expertise, Glover is able to contextualize contemporary issues, and offer practical wisdom to new generations on building peace, unity and democracy across racial, ethnic, and gender lines.

The Role of the Arts in Community Activism

“An Evening with Martin & Langston”

CORE ISSUES:
Global Human Rights
Economic & Social Justice
Climate Change & the Environment
Education & the Arts

PAST LECTURE TOPICS:
Afro-descendants & cultural policy throughout the Americas, Cuba, Haiti and the Caribbean
Acting in Democracy: Human Potential in the Arts
21st Century Citizenship – Redefining the American Dream
The Future of Social Justice in the Global Economy

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Danny Glover speech, Voorhees College 2015 Commencment

Danny Glover on the Decade for People of African Descent

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