Nov 15, 2022

NAN Launches ‘Loudmouth’ Awards to Honor Activists Changing Their Communities


New York, NY (Tuesday, November 15, 2022) – Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), last night lead a screening of Loudmouth, the highly acclaimed documentary on his career, at the Motion Pictures Association headquarters in Washington, D.C. The screening was followed by the launch of the Loudmouth Awards, which honored local community activists, as well as a Q&A with Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart.

“I first want to thank the MPA and Ambassador Rivkin for partnering with NAN to screen Loudmouth at its headquarters in Washington,” said Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of NAN. “Loudmouth not only takes a look at how far we have come but serves as a reminder of the work still ahead in the fight for justice. My hope is it will inspire the next generation of loudmouths to get involved to fight for their community.”

Several Members of Congress were among the key Washington decision makers who attended the event, including NAN National Board Member Tanya Lombard, Vice President of Global External Public Affairs – Head of Multicultural Engagement & Strategic Alliances at AT&T, as well as the Washington staff for several national civil rights organizations. Rev. Sharpton was also greeted by MPA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ambassador Charlies Rivkin.


Caption (left to right): John Gibson, Vice President of External and Multicultural Affairs at MPA; Rev. Al Sharpton; Tanya Lombard, NAN National Board Member and Vice President of Global External Public Affairs – Head of Multicultural Engagement & Strategic Alliances at AT&T; and Ambassador Charles Rivkin, Chairman and CEO of the MPA. Credit: Supreme Creative Agency

The first recipients of the Loudmouth Awards were:

Loudmouth makes its theatrical release on Dec. 9 in over a dozen cities including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Miami, tells the story of Rev. Sharpton’s career as an activist, chronicling his work in New York City in the 1980s to the national response to the murder of George Floyd in 2020. Throughout the film examines these key moments in Rev. Sharpton’s life and how the media approached issues around racism in northern cities like New York.

About National Action Network (NAN) 

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.

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