NEW YORK - Oct. 2, 2022 - PRLog -- Chef Ashbell McElveen, Chair of La Maison Josephine Centers project (LMJC), and award winning filmmaker is asking for your help to sign and share the Josephine Baker peition to honor her with an Oscar. He is kicking off the launch of La Maison Josephine Baker Republic of Creative Possibilities Center (LMJC) with a signature petition drive to honor the first International African American Woman Movie Star and African American Woman inducted into the French Panthéon: Josephine Baker. October 2, 2022 marks the 97th anniversary of Josephine Baker's first performance in France at the La Revue Negre-Elysees. Chef Ashbell McElveen is asking the world to join him in the call to the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences to honor Josephine Baker with a Posthumous Oscar for the 2023 ceremonies. You can sign the petition here: https://honorjosephinebaker.org/
Chef Ashbell, in an interview with The SEO Queen Tech Show says, "She was beloved. She was a mix of Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Beyonce, She was one of the few women invited to speak at The March on Washington hosted by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King." Chef Ashbell was very moved by his dinner with Josephine Baker and her impact. Please join Chef Ashbell in honoring this stunning woman, and sign the petition today.
The first black actress to play the lead role in a significant foreign film was Josephine Baker in 1934's "Zouzou." Baker produced a total of four movies for international release. She devoted much of her very public life to promoting an integrated society in which everyone is respected, regardless of color, religion, or sexual orientation. Baker was a fantastic mother to a diverse group of children called the "Rainbow Tribe".
The LMJC organizing committee is joining Chef Ashbell to work to bring about real, positive change for young creative artists. Together, they are opening the first La Maison Joséphine Baker Republic of Creative Possibilities Center, for aspiring worldwide youth leaders, and creating new narratives.
This petition asks the 95th Oscars' Board of Governors, Creative Team, Glenn Weiss and Ricky Kirshner of White Cherry Entertainment, as well as the Board's Awards Committee, to create a unique Oscars homage to Josephine Baker, who well deserves it.
Please sign and share this petition as our goal is to get 5 million signatures starting from October 2, 2022, to commemorate Josephine Baker's initial performance in La Revue Nègre at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris on October 2, 1925, to voice out the global movement to remember her. Please share this information with everyone you know to sign this petition today.
To learn more about Josephine Baker and LMJC's efforts to honor her please visit us at www.honorjosephinebaker.org
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