Satchel and Jackson Lee, daughter and son of Hollywood filmmaker Spike Lee, will serve as ambassadors for the 2021 Golden Globes ceremony.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker shares Satchel, 26, and Jackson, 23, with his wife, producer Tonya Lewis Lee. The couple were married in 1993.
They are the first colored siblings to be known as Globes ambassadors. Jackson is the first black male ambassador.
According to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organizes the awards ceremony each year, during the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony, ambassadors will help with their duties and work to raise awareness of the philanthropic causes of their choosing.
Satchel selected the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, which provides health and related services to the LGBTQ community in New York.
“This year has shown how disproportionately black and brown socialmediagossips and the LGBTQ + communities are affected by pre-existing conditions. It is an honor for me to spotlight the heroic doctors and nurses in Callen-Lorde who work tirelessly to care for some of the most vulnerable socialmediagossips in New York City, ”he said.
Jackson selected the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America mentoring network.
“My mentoring father inspired me to choose Big Brothers Big Sisters, a charity built on the foundation that building positive intergenerational relationships can have a profound impact on young life,” said Jackson.
Both organizations – the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and Big Brothers Big Sisters – have received a grant from the HFPA of $ 25,000, a total of $ 50,000 donated on Lees’ behalf.
Ali Sar, President of the HFPA, said the organization is proud to welcome Satchel and Jackson as Golden Globe Ambassadors.
Much like their esteemed filmmaker father, known for his uncompromising and provocative storytelling, Satchel and Jackson have already begun to forge their own paths in the arts.
“We are honored to see how they will use this platform to discuss the important issues of LGBTQIA + health and youth care,” he added.
The annual Golden Globes ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, takes place on February 28th.