The 2015 National Black Writers Conference
“Voices of Liberation and Resistance”
And a Tribute to Danny Glover
Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Tribute & Presentation to Danny Glover with an
Introduction by Dr. Haki Madhubuti, Publisher of Third World Press
Featured Speaker & Honoree Mr. Danny Glover
Performance by “Something Positive”
Taped by Word 4 Word Productions.
Danny Glover has been a commanding presence in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years. From the blockbusterLethal Weapon franchise in film to hit television shows such as ER, Glover has portrayed a myriad of popular roles and has distinguished himself as one of his generation’s most consummate actors.
Glover’s performances in such classic motion pictures asThe Color Purple, Witness, and Places in the Heart have not only showcased his talent and versatility but have also brought him critical and audience acclaim. Glover has used his success and artistic expression as platforms for instilling social awareness and action in individuals and communities. In 2005, Glover cofounded Louverture Films with writer/producer Joslyn Barnes to develop and produce films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value, and artistic integrity. This New York-based company has produced a slate of progressive features and documentaries including Trouble the Water, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival; The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975; and the award-winning featureBamako.
Glover has also gained respect for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice and access to health care and education. He has been politically active on issues involving educational programs for underserved communities in the United States, global human rights and AIDS. Glover currently serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF.
Glover is a native of San Francisco, California, and a devoted father and grandfather. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University and was trained at the Black Actors Workshop of the American Conservatory Theatre. In 2014, Glover received an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from University of San Francisco.