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“Grown-ish” and “Black-ish” star Yara Shahidi will be honored at this years 2018 GLSEN Respect Awards. GSEN is an education organization with a mission to create inclusive, safe spaces for members of the LGBTQ who are in K-12 grades. This year they will be hosting the GSLEN Respect Awards and Yara will be honored with the GSLEN Gamechanger Award.
Yara will have her work in girls’ education and actions in the Young Women’s Leadership Network and Let Girls Learn initiative highlighted. The actress s also responsible for kicking off the Eighteen x ’18 youth vote promotion project.
GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard made a state, “We are thrilled to announce these incredible honorees at this important moment in GLSEN’s history. They represent a diverse group of changemakers supporting GSLEN’s mission to create a safe and inclusive school for all, and they are shaping the conversation on LGBTQ equality, gender issues, and a host of social movements. We look forward to celebrating their work and that of students and educators from across the country.”
Written By: Fantasia Harvey