Episode for July 26, 2022
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April Reign @ReignOfApril is Senior Advisor for Entertainment and Media at Gauge April practiced law for nearly twenty years, honing her talent for public speaking, persuasive writing and effecting policy change, but it wasn’t until she walked away from her legal practice that she found her true passion. As the creator of the viral hashtag-turned-movement, #OscarsSoWhite, April has been challenging the lack of representation of marginalized communities in Hollywood and beyond since 2015. Reign sustains a movement that has resulted in the most permanent systemic change ever seen in the over 80-year history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her name continues to be synonymous with this historic change, the results of which are reverberating throughout the entertainment industry and will do so for decades to come. April Reign travels internationally, speaking at academic institutions and conferences; is available for appearances at industry awards, festivals and events; and is highly sought-after for consulting with organizations regarding issues of diversity and inclusion.
She Will Rise works to ensure greater equality in America by ensuring a Black woman justice on the US Supreme Court for the first time ever.
Pete Coe is a Voice Over Artist, Actor and singer songwriter. Today we heard from him for his “Annoying American Abroad” from Finland segment.