‘When We Rise’ …. “The Epic Mini-Series Premieres February 27, tonight …. on ABC …. “!!


~~February 27, 2017~~ 


Whoever you are, you are not alone

How I wish I’d heard those words as I was coming up in my life.

I lived through this alone.

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico, far away from this struggle.

I struggled on my own until I discovered that I wasn’t the only one who was different.

I discovered others like me.

The process was long and prolonged. There was no internet then. The books that were available were few and difficult to come by.

Yet, I totally identify with the struggle.

That’s why we are not standing down now after the advances made since then.

I thank all of those who came before me.

I refuse to go back into the closet.



~A Love Letter to LGBT Activism~

When We Rise” was written and created by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black.

This mini-series event chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement, from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today.

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~Cleve Jones landed in San Francisco too late for the Summer of Love~

Fifty years ago, about 100,000 young people from around the country converged on San Francisco.

They were flower children and hippies, queers and artists, radicals and draft dodgers. A generation of freethinkers looked to the city for change, with resistance, liberation, and free expression unfurling in every corner.

Because of them, the city gave rise to movements in support of the rights of women, African-Americans, gays, farm workers, Native Americans, animals, and even the planet.

Change was everywhere.

ABC’s groundbreaking miniseries When We Rise introduces us to the lives, loves, and struggles of these activists, covering a 40-year span in the long battle for LGBT equality.

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~~When We Rise Official Trailer~~

~~Published on Jan 10, 2017~~

When We Rise, we rise for justice

This story of family, struggle, and hope comes to ABC February 27, inspired by the stories of real families in the LGBT civil rights movement.


We ALL are ONE!! 


To start the day … “The Empowerment Project”!!


~~January 4, 2016~~ 



The Empowerment Project is the incredible journey of a crew of female filmmakers driving across America to encourage, empower, and inspire the next generation of strong women to go after their career ambitions.

Driving over 7,000 miles from Los Angeles to New York over the course of 30 days, the documentary spotlights 17 positive and powerful women leaders across a variety of lifestyles and industries.

In celebration of the all-female focus in front of and behind the camera, the filmmakers turned the cameras on themselves, capturing their transformational journey.

The film challenges the audience to ask themselves,

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid to fail?”

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This is a very special project, close to our hearts, as they are going to do amazing things in the life of many young American women.

The documentary features some incredible pioneer women from a range of different industries such as aviation, medical, entertainment, fashion, sport, law, food and a superstar Ballerina. All the women interviewed are at the top of their game, and furthermore are committed to making a change for many other young women who will come after them.

Many of them have come up against person and societal hardship, but their stories will inspire all of us that difficulties aren’t intended to make us fail, but force us to become strong!

And while we’re on the topic of amazing women, the documentary’s two executive producers, Sarah Moshman and Dana Cook just won their very first Emmy Award for a previous documentary they made called ‘Growing Up Strong: Girls On The Run‘.


Amy Robach with The Empowerment Project filmmakers Sarah Moshman and Dana Michelle Cook

This is an organization which the two are personally very involved in, and also featured the founder, Molly Barker in The Empowerment Project. It seems everything has come full circle for this dynamic duo.

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The Empowerment Project Official Trailer Release!


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~~The Empowerment Project~~

Official Trailer

~~Published on Nov 19, 2013~~


Host a Screening of the film and empower YOUR community!


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5 years ago today ….The “Deepwater Horizon” Oil Rig Exploded!!


~~April 20, 2015~~ 

5 years ago today, the BP Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, spewing 210 million gallons of crude oil.

Gulf residents and wildlife continue to reel from the impacts of BP’s negligence. Coastal residents are struggling to maintain their livelihoods and culture, while they wrestle with health problems from exposure to oil and toxic chemicals. Gulf communities still fight for climate justice.

Please SHARE this image so that we never forget. A disaster of this magnitude doesn’t have to happen to us here, or to anyone, anywhere, ever again.

Want to get more involved?

Follow Gulf South Rising to learn what you can do: bit.ly/1b4i7z0





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~~A look at the Gulf oil spill after the cameras had gone~~

~~Published on Nov 19, 2014~~

More than four years ago, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, gushing oil into the Gulf Coast for almost three months before it was capped. Despite settlements and clean-up efforts, some communities have never fully recovered. Filmmaker Margaret Brown joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss her documentary, “The Great Invisible,” which examines the fallout.

~~The Great Invisible~~

Official Trailer

~~Published on Mar 6, 2014~~

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It killed 11 workers and caused the worst oil spill in American history.

The explosion still haunts the lives of those most intimately affected, though the story has long ago faded from the front page. At once a fascinating corporate thriller, a heartbreaking human drama and a peek inside the walls of the secretive oil industry, The Great Invisible is the first documentary feature to go beyond the media coverage to examine the crisis in depth through the eyes of oil executives, survivors and Gulf Coast residents who experienced it first-hand and then were left to pick up the pieces while the world moved on.


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Thanks to the BP oil disaster, this Louisiana barrier island is washing away.

At this time five years ago, Cat Island, off the coast of Louisiana, was getting ready for breeding season. In spring, rare and endangered birds, like brown pelicans, come from all over to nest on this 5.5-acre spit in the sea, the Gulf region’s fourth-largest rookery.

After hatching, chicks would imprint on the place and later return to lay their own eggs in its eight-foot mangroves. Then on April 20, 2010, disaster struck. The Deepwater Horizon blowout began to spew oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 87 days straight.

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~~The Gulf Oil Spill Disintegrated This Island~~

~~Published on Apr 15, 2015~~

Cat Island was once one of the four largest bird-nesting grounds in Louisiana. But the Deepwater Horizon oil spill killed the mangroves growing there, destroying the root system that held the island’s sediment in place. Since 2010, the 5.5 acre island has been washing away into the Gulf of Mexico, and migratory birds find their home disappearing before their eyes.


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