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Rosario Dawson

The Rio Dawn Foundation

Rosario Dawson is an “actorvist” designer and producer. She has starred in a wide spectrum of premiere series, including AHSOKA, DMZ & DOPESICK as well as feature films, including HAUNTED MANSION, SIN CITY and RENT. Dawson co-founded both VOTO LATINO in 2004 to encourage Latinos to register and vote and STUDIO ONE EIGHTY NINE in 2013, a lifestyle artisan forward brand produced in Ghana celebrating African heritage. An outspoken activist for various causes, Dawson is an active board member of V DAY, THE LOWER EAST SIDE GIRLS CLUB, OPERATION USA, EMA and CANN and most recently has founded THE RIO DAWN FOUNDATION.

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