“Grown-Ish” and “Black-Ish” star #YaraShadidi will be honored at this year’s 2018 GLSEN Respect Awards.
GSLEN is an education organization with a mission to create inclusive, safe spaces for members of the LBGTQ who are in K-12 grades. This year it will be hosting the GSLEN Respect Awards and Shadidi will be honored with the GSLEN Gamechanger Award.
The 18-year-old actress will have her work in girls’ education and actions in the Young Women’s Leadership Network and Let Girls Learn initiative highlighted. Shadidi is also responsible for kicking off the Eighteen x ’18 youth vote promotion project. Other celebrities to be honored are #EllenPompeo, #MaxMutchnick, #DavidKohan and Fox 2000 Pictures President #ElizabethGabler.
In a statement, GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard wrote, “We are thrilled to announce these incredible honorees at this important moment in GLSEN’s history. They represent a diverse group of change makers supporting GLSEN’s mission to create safe and inclusive schools 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.”