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2003 Danny Glover and William Fletcher

Headshot Danny Glover

“Free at Last?”

Acclaimed actor and human rights activist Danny Glover has been an entertainment legend for over 20 years, working as an actor, producer, and director on television, film, and theatre. Winner of over 10 entertainment industry awards, Glover’s projects, such as The Color Purple and Beloved, have showcased his versatility and placed him at the forefront of the Hollywood’s leading men. Glover has also been deeply involved in the global struggle for human rights. Appointed a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. Development Program, he has worked as an advocate for the people of African descent worldwide. Currently serving as an advocate for the people of TransAfrica Forum, Glover is well suited to discuss the issues facing the content of Africa and its people today. For his activist work, he has won the first annual William Kunstler Racial Justice Award, Amnesty International’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and an Essence Award.

Headshot William Fletcher

Bill Fletcher, a long-time activist and organizer, was named president of the TransAfrica Forum in January 2002. Drawing on his many years of work with labor and social justice for people of African decent around the world, Fletcher coordinates a broad network of activists and researchers in providing policy alternatives and issue analysis the in areas of economics, health care, politics, and national and global policy.