Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Actress and Activist America Ferrera Appointed International Office for Migration Global Goodwill Ambassador


he International Organization for Migration (IOM) today announced the appointment of film actress and social activist America Ferrera as its new Global Goodwill Ambassador.

The IOM press release states in part that:

"Ferrera is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award-winning celebrated actress, director, and producer, known for her many iconic roles in TV and film including Ugly Betty, Real Women Have Curves, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Superstore, and most recently, the history-making Barbie, for which she garnered her first Academy Award nomination.

`I could not be more honored to be entrusted with the role of IOM's Global Goodwill Ambassador,” said America Ferrera. “I'm so excited for the opportunity to continue amplifying stories that move us towards better and safer solutions for global migration.'

`The issue of migration has always been so close to my heart. As an advocate, I’ve spent years listening and learning about the experiences and struggles of migrants, and I've had the privilege of witnessing the great value they have to contribute as they pursue happy and healthy lives for themselves and their families. This issue means a great deal to me personally, as I am the daughter of Honduran immigrants to the U.S. and my story is a migration story,' she added."



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