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Jane Fonda, Greenpeace USA to host Fire Drill Fridays for Pride, Juneteenth
2020-06-17

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Jane Fonda will be joined by celebrated actor, writer, model and social activist Indya Moore ( FX series "Pose" ) and activist and blogger Billie Lee ( "Vanderpump Rules" ) Friday, June 19 for a discussion on the intersectionality of social justice movements, the roots of Pride, police brutality, and how our collective fights for justice must strengthen one another.

"Pride seems to always begin with the riot against the police. The police have been soldiers of oppression for generations. And we have seen time and time again that every attempt by a good cop or a good person to go into the system to change it has failed," said Indya Moore while promoting the upcoming Out Now Live virtual Pride event. "We can no longer depend on the police and we have to invent, strategize, and create other ways and forms of justice that don't include violence or forces that are ambiguous in racism, ambiguous in transphobia, and ambiguous in queerphobia."

"Whether it be climate, Black Lives Matter or Transgender equality, we are fighting the same enemy. The people who don't see the urgency for all three is an act of injustice and a threat to humanity," added Billie Lee.

Indya Moore currently stars in the groundbreaking, Emmy nominated FX series "Pose." Moore's character 'Angel' is a trans woman searching for love and navigating the world of the 1980's ball scene in New York City. Moore was selected by Time Magazine for their 2019 List of 100 Most Influential People list and also made history as the first transperson to be on the cover of Elle Magazine.

Based in California, Billie Lee has dedicated her career to motivating and inspiring others as a lifestyle blogger and TV host. Billie has been featured in Buzzfeed videos and the hit reality TV show, "Vanderpump Rules." After Tinder introduced their new "transgender" feature, Billie has been a spokesperson and model for the trans movement. Billie also sits on the boards of Equality California, Flux and GLSEN.

The event takes place 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST, Friday, June 19. See www.facebook.com/events/268561194257371 and RSVP to: greenpeace.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RC5H-rFxSP2eHqaxMa46AA .

ABOUT FIRE DRILL FRIDAYS:

In October 2019, Jane Fonda launched Fire Drill Fridays as a weekly rally in the nation's capitol to demand action from leaders to address the climate crisis. The movement grew quickly reaching millions of people through weekly rallies and marches through the capitol's streets, star-studded arrests at the Hart Senate Building, and live-streamed teach-ins from the Greenpeace USA headquarters. In January of 2020, Fire Drill Fridays expanded nationally with Fonda hosting actions across the state of California. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the movement moved online. Each month, Fonda is hosting monthly virtual rallies as well as supplemental "Fireside Fire Drills" programming. Fire Drill Fridays aims to bring together activists, actors, youth, Indigenous leaders, climate experts, and concerned individuals to take action to pressure politicians to adopt a Green New Deal, end new fossil fuels, and enact a just transition to a renewable economy that protects workers and communities. Fire Drill Fridays is a collaboration between Jane Fonda and Greenpeace USA. To join the movement or learn more, text JANE to 877-877 or visit firedrillfridays.com/ .

—From a Green Peace press release


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