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#UNSTEREOTYPE with UN ambassador Danai Gurira

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and award-winning playwright and actress Danai Gurira stars as General Okoye in the two largest movie franchises in history: Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, which went on to become the #1 highest-grossing film in history.

Danai spoke with Madeline Di Nonno (President and CEO, Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media) at the Unstereotype Alliance Global Member Summit about the importance of representation and role models in storytelling, her experiences growing up in Zimbabwe and the US, and as an African actor in Hollywood. And she explained why she is turning her focus as a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador to the dismantling of gender norms and harmful stereotypes.

A new Unstereotype Alliance campaign featuring Danai Gurira will launch during summer 2021. #UnstereotypeAlliance #AccelerateImpact

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