Actress Danai Gurira will be honored at annual CARE Impact awards held at the Mandarin Oriental in New York. The dinner will celebrate individuals and innovations who create opportunity for women and girls around the world, while telling the stories of those who champion the cause.
The cause is close to Gurira's heart, as she opened up her own nonprofit, Love Our Girls, to bring awareness to the injustices faced by young girls and women globally. The actress and playwright also co-founded Almasi Arts, a dramatic arts collaborative organization that supports art programs in Zimbabwe.
Activist and Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman will also be honored with the CARE Impact Award for gender equality. Designer Zac Posen will attend as the honorary co-chair along with CARE Global Advocate, Iman. Also attending the event is CARE Ambassador and actress Bellamy Young. Singer Kimberley Locke will perform.
CARE is the leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty since 1945 and places an emphasis on supporting women and girls. Through community-based efforts, the organization strives to create economic opportunities, improve education and confront hunger. Last year, CARE reached over 80 million people.