Leonardo Dicaprio is speaking out in support of the Black community following the death of George Floyd.
via Page Six:
“I commit to listen, learn and take action,” the “Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood” actor announced on Instagram on Thursday night. “I am dedicated to end the disenfranchisement of Black America, that has been present for too long.”
Leo, 45, added that he will support individuals, organizations, and coalitions dedicated to bringing “long-term change.”
He announced he will be “personally donating” to several non-profits including Color of Change, Fair Fight Action, the NAACP, and the Equal Justice Initiative.
“Please, join me, in following and learning from the organizations,” he said.
The Oscar winner is known for his activism and started a foundation to help fight climate change and raise environmental awareness.
DiCaprio also co-launched America’s Food Fund with Laurene Powell Jobs to help raise funds for those struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic in April.
So far, the initiative has raised $26,674,400, according to a GoFundMe page.
See his post below.
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I commit to listen, learn and take action. I am dedicated to end the disenfranchisement of Black America, that has been present for too long. I will support those individuals, organizations and coalitions that are committed to bring about long-term change. I will be donating personally to each of the following organizations. Please, join me, in following and learning from the organizations below. Color of Change – @ColorofChange Fair Fight Action – @FairFightAction The NAACP – @NAACP Equal Justice Initiative – @eji_org