Aloe Blacc was honoree and performer at the 43rd annual Humanitarian Awards on Friday.
Verizon presented the 43rd Annual Humanitarian Awards benefiting long standing partner Peace Over Violence. Each year the Humanitarian Awards brings together a diverse group of business leaders, elected officials, entertainment industry professionals and non-profit service providers. It recognizes those who have significantly helped further Peace Over Violence’s goal of eliminating violence against women, youth and children.
This year the honorees were: Kaiser Permanente – Verizon Hopeline Corporate Award; musicians Aloe Blacc & Maya Jupiter – Voice Over Violence Award; The Punk Singer, a Film about Kathleen Hanna – Media Award and Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez – Public Service Award. The event also included a special recognition of the 25th Anniversary of Peace Over Violence’s Deaf and Disabled, and Elder Services Program, the first in the nation to serve deaf survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Aloe Blacc, the chart-topping singer behind such hits as “The Man” and “Wake Me Up”, and his wife, singer Maya Jupiter, were the 2014 celebrity spokespeople for POV’s Denim Day in LA & USA campaign. Their involvement brought increased awareness to the annual campaign, which supports survivors and educates people about sexual violence prevalence and prevention. Blacc and Jupiter are dedicated to social activism and frequently volunteer with Peace Over Violence, leading songwriting workshops for teens. Together, they recently founded Artivist Entertainment to bring together likeminded artists for positive social change.
Previous attendees and honorees include celebrities such as Calista Flockhart, Harrison Ford, Lily Tomlin, Steve Martin, Sally Field, Carlos Santana, Tim Gunn and Mariska Hargitay; the casts of television shows such as Mad Men, Law and Order: SVU, and CSI, as well as corporations such as Blue Shield, Allstate, Fifth & Pacific Companies, Union Bank and Southern California Gas.
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