Honoring Dynamic Women Who Dare to Be Different and Benefiting the Diamond in the RAW Foundation

Whedonverse talent and Action Icon Award recipient Ming-Na Wen (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”) and Action Iconic Award recipient Jaimie Alexander (“Blindspot” and Thor: Ragnarok) are among the award recipients attending this Sunday’s “Stuntwomen and Stunt Coordinating” luncheon and raffle.  Purchase tickets to the October 22 event by clicking here.  This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Action Icon Awards, honoring the unsung heroines behind the scenes; stuntwomen, entertainment professionals and women who Dare to Be Different. Diamond in the RAW Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and transforming the lives of foster are and at-risk teen girls between the ages of 12-18. The organization specializes in mentoring, leadership, education, business etiquette, scholarships and providing pertinent information about exciting career options behind the camera.

Also scheduled to attend are…

Action Icon Host Tanika Ray, Helen Gibson Award recipient Eliza Coleman, Pink Diamond Award recipient Areva Martin, Crystal Award recipient Congresswoman Karen Bass, Dare-to-Be-Different Award recipient Cynthia Rothrock, and Joi “SJ” Harris will receive posthumously, the Diamond in the RAW award for being the first African American Road Racer. Other celebrities include AJ Buckley (“CSI:NY”), Alex Meneses (“Jane the Virgin”), Lilly Melgar (“General Hospital”), Julie Ann Emery (“Preacher”), Hannah Zeile (“This Is Us”), Alyson Stoner (Step Up series), Bonnie Somerville (A Star is Born), Omar Gooding (“Family Time”), Gil Darnell (“Bones”), Brianna Brown (“Dynasty”), Bridget McManus (“Transparent”), Jen Lilley (“Days of Our Lives”), Jessie Graff, Caitlin Dechelle, Dr. Levi Harrison, Jim Vickers, Tom McComas, Heidi Schnappauf, Pei Pei Alena Yuan, James Lew, Henry Kenji, Alicia Vel Bailey, Petra Sprecher, Meredith Richardson, Jeanette JJ Branch, Luci Romberg, Lauren Mary Kim, Jessica Harbeck, James Armstrong, Keith Woulard, Tara Macken, Ming Qiu, Alyma Dorsey, Brenda Garcia, Co-Founder Jadie David (Diamond in the RAW Board of Director), Event Chair/President Lisa Wright (92.3 KDAY), and Founder/Executive Producer LaFaye Baker.


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