Ava DuVernay


Oscar nominee and everyone’s favorite Barbie Doll—Ava DuVernay—helped to present the “WOKE Women Awards” duiring the recent ESSENCE Festival in New Orleand, LA. The 11 a.m. ceremony took place on the Empowerment Stage before a packed room of DuVernay’s family, friends and fans. The accomplished writer, director and “Queen Sugar” creator helped to recognize fellow activist Patrice Cullors, one of the three co-founders of the Black Lives Matter Movement. During the ceremony DuVernay described what the pop culture term #WOKE has really meant to her.



WCLK is a proud partner with Atlanta's BronzeLens Film Festival. Atlanta is known in the film and TV industry as Hollywood South and the BronzeLens Film Festival is one of Atlanta’s premiere promoters of the industry. Along with award-winning producer/director Ava DuVernay and her ARRAY film releasing organization, the BronzeLens Film Festival will present Echo Park on Monday, April 25th at the Georgia Pacific Theater in Downtown Atlanta.