ACTOR JEFFREY WRIGHT TO SPEAK AT JEFFERSON-JACKSON DINNER

ACTOR JEFFREY WRIGHT TO SPEAK AT JEFFERSON-JACKSON DINNER

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For Immediate Release

September 24, 2016

ACTOR JEFFREY WRIGHT TO SPEAK AT JEFFERSON-JACKSON DINNER

Columbia, SC – Today, the South Carolina Democratic Party announced that Jeffrey Wright will deliver a keynote speech at the Jefferson-Jackson dinner on Friday, September 30 in Columbia.   A prolific actor, Wright has appeared in films such as The Hunger Games (Parts 1 and 2), Basquiat, Syriana, The Ides of March, The Manchurian Candidate, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close; television series and movies such as Angels in America, Boardwalk Empire, Boycott, and Confirmation; and Broadway and off-Broadway productions such as Angels in America, Topdog/Underdog, and A Free Man of Color. He is a winner of Tony, AFI, Emmy, and Golden Globe Awards. Wright is also the founder and Vice Chairman of Taia Lion Resources, a mineral exploration company currently operating in Sierra Leone, and co-founder and Chairman of Taia Peace Foundation, Taia Lion Resources’ not-for-profit social development arm, which focuses on building a replicable model for extractives that focuses equally on mineral rights and human rights.

In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 photo, Jeffrey Wright, a cast member in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.  The film releases Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

“We are excited to welcome a Renaissance man like Jeffrey Wright to South Carolina to hear why he is supporting Democrats up and down the ballot this year,” SCDP Chair Jaime Harrison said. “Through his skilled portrayal of diverse characters throughout his illustrious career, he has helped us see the humanity in one another; our politics must translate this insight into action that advances our society. Hillary Clinton, Tim Kaine, and the rest of our Democratic candidates are up to this challenge, while Donald Trump and his Republican followers seek to turn us against one another. South Carolina Democrats look forward to hearing Jeffrey Wright draw upon his experience to lay out the choices facing us on November 8.”

The Jefferson-Jackson Dinner is scheduled for Friday, September 30 at 7:00 pm at the Columbia Convention Center. Part of the 2016 Democratic weekend, it will be followed on Saturday, October 1 by the Spratt Issues Conference. The theme for the weekend is “A New Southern Strategy: Building A State That Works For Everyone.”

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Source: SCDP
ACTOR JEFFREY WRIGHT TO SPEAK AT JEFFERSON-JACKSON DINNER

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