Eva Mendes
Helping Out

Eva Mendes highlights organizations dedicated to fighting for racial justice

The actress highlights three organizations in hopes of creating awareness

Eva Mendes is not only a wonderful mother, actress and Latina entrepreneur, but she is also a force for change. The Hitch actress took to social media to talk about the social advocacy organizations that she has donated to in order to help and further promote the Black Lives Matter movement. One in particular she has been working with for “nearly ten years” and can speak to the fact that they do “profound” work for the community and the nation. “There are so many great organizations that need and deserve donations,” began the fashion designer in her post, which she shared with a video highlighting the work that Equal Justice Initiative.

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Eva revealed some of the organizations she has donated to in an effort to push social reform forward

The mom-of-two continued, “Some of which I recently donated to (@blklivesmatter and @colorofchange) but having worked with @eji_org for nearly ten years I can say from experience, that the work they do is profound and run by real leaders in the fight for racial justice. As usual, I will try to read comments so please let me know what organizations you feel need more support at this time. ❤️ #LynchingMemorial.”

Eva, like many celebrities, has been finding ways to give back to the movement that is seeking to push for social reform for the black community. As protests have spread across the US, people from all walks of life have been finding ways of helping those on the frontline fighting and speaking out. One way has been through donations to social advocacy groups.

Eva’s fans applauded her for sharing the organizations that she is working for and began leaving suggestions for other organizations as well in her comment section. They also shared other ways to help people and their kids stay informed about the true history of the social injustices and struggles experienced in this country by African Americans. One fan suggested, “I recommend traveling to these places in the south and seeing the history for yourself. We took our four kids two years ago. I highly recommend the ‘Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture’ in Natchez, MS! Stand in “the fork in the road” and understand the roots of America have a lot of different shades.”