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Rosario Dawson - Honorary Co-Chair

Rosario Dawson has garnered praise not only for her numerous leading roles, but for her work with a range of influential organizations. In 2004, Dawson co-founded Voto Latino, a non-partisan organization that empowers Latino Millennials to claim a better future for themselves and their community. Voto Latino, which is celebrating its ten year anniversary this year, is dedicated to bringing new and diverse voices to develop leaders by engaging youth, media, technology and celebrities to promote positive change and has registered over 250,000 voters. Dawson was recently the recipient of a Latino Spirit Award, given to her by Governor Jerry Brown for her contributions to the Latino community and her leadership with Voto Latino.

Dawson is an active board member of V-Day, an organization founded by Eve Ensler, where she travels worldwide to stop violence against women.

Dawson also lends her time and efforts by serving on the board of the Lower Eastside Girls Club in Manhattan and is an ardent environmentalist doing work with a variety of organizations including the Environmental Media Association and Global Green. Most notably, Dawson was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her valuable contributions to the community and encouragement in getting others involved.

Dawson made her film debut in KIDS and has since been seen in MEN IN BLACK II, THE 25th HOUR, SIN CITY, RENT, SEVEN POUNDS, and UNSTOPPABLE. She was last seen in the Danny Boyle thriller TRANCE and will be seen next starring in GIMME SHELTER. In 2014, Dawson will reprise her role as 'Gale' in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR and will also be seen in the Atom Egoyan thriller THE CAPTIVE as well as Diego Luna’s CHAVEZ.

Background

Organization

Voto Latino

Title

Actress and Co-Founder

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