SATCHEL LEE NAMES CALLEN-LORDE AS PHILANTHROPIC CAUSE
LOS ANGELES (Jan. 12, 2021) – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has named Satchel and Jackson Lee, children of legendary filmmaker and three-time Golden Globe nominee Spike Lee with producer and philanthropist Tonya Lewis Lee, as the 2021 Golden Globe® Ambassadors. Representing Hollywood’s next generation, the ambassadors will assist with duties during the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony and work to raise awareness around a philanthropic cause of their choosing.
For the philanthropic efforts associated with the title of Golden Globe Ambassador, Satchel will focus her efforts on the issue of expanding healthcare for LGBTQIA+ communities and chose to partner with Callen-Lorde, an organization that has transformed the lives of LGBTQIA+ communities in New York City through comprehensive, judgement-free care, research, and education. Jackson chose to focus on youth mentorship in underserved communities and will be supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donorand volunteer-supported mentoring network. Both organizations will receive a grant from the HFPA for $25,000, totaling $50,000 made on the Lees’ behalf.
“We’re proud to carry our father’s legacy of storytelling to bring attention to communities close to our hearts,” said Satchel Lee, who was the creative director of DRØME, a queer and intersectional arts and culture magazine. “This year has illuminated just how disproportionately Black and brown people and the LGBTQ+ communities are affected by pre-existing conditions, so it’s an honor for me to be able to shine a spotlight on the heroic doctors and nurses at Callen-Lorde who work tirelessly to care for some of the most vulnerable people in New York City.”
Chosen by the HFPA, the honoree(s) are traditionally the child or children of one of the industry’s most respected actors/actresses/directors/producers of our time and assists during the Golden Globe Awards ceremony. In 2017, the HFPA announced the honor’s new title, Golden Globe Ambassador, to better reflect the role, express inclusivity, and highlight philanthropy.
“We are honored and humbled to have the opportunity to work with Satchel over the next year to bring awareness to the health disparities that LGBTQ+ communities face,” said Wendy Stark, Executive Director of Callen-Lorde. “With her support and the generous financial support of the HFPA, we will continue to fight for health equity and racial justice – which we know are inextricably linked – to improve the health and wellness of LGBTQ+ people and communities of color in New York and beyond.”