At The Oscars 2018, Common & Andrea Day Honor 10 Leading Activists During Their Performance.
Right now the Oscars are the biggest winners having agreed to Common and Andra Day’s pitch, 24 hours before they took the stage to perform their Oscar-nominated song “Stand Up for Something” (from “Marshall”), to gather a group of activist and honor them during their performance.
Each activist was contacted personally by Common and Day to appear on stage with them during the 90th Oscars celebration on March 4, 2018. The performers came up with an idea to use spotlights on stage as a visual element and to literally highlight the work each activist does daily to help change the world.
The activists include Alice Brown Otter (Standing Rock Youth Council); Bana Alabed (author and Syrian refugee); Bryan Stevenson (Equal Justice Initiative); Cecile Richards (Planned Parenthood Action Fund); Dolores Huerta (Dolores Huerta Foundation, United Farm Workers of America); Janet Mock (#GirlsLikeUs), José Andrés (ThinkFoodGroup); Nicole Hockley (Sandy Hook Promise); Patrisse Cullors (Black Lives Matter); and Tarana Burke (Me Too).