Morena Baccarin, star of “Homeland,” “Firefly,” and the upcoming ABC show "Warriors," is an advocate for the protection and empowerment of women and girls. “My mother is an activist for women’s rights in Brazil and even as a young child her passion inspired me to use my voice to support women’s issues.”
Sarah Wayne Callies, star of "The Walking Dead," "Prison Break" and the upcoming Warner Brothers film "Into The Storm," is a long-time supporter of the International Rescue Committee. Sarah says she is impressed by the bravery, dedication and generosity of those she's met on her visits to IRC programs in Thailand, Jordan, Iraq and the United States.
Jencarlos Canela is an award-winning musician whose most recent album "Jen" was released on Universal Music Latin and star of multiple top-rated telenovelas, such as “Mi Corazon Insiste.” Inspired by his father’s journey from Cuba, Jencarlos has been volunteering with the IRC in Miami for several years and visited Haiti twice, in 2011 and 2013.
Actress, writer and producer, Rashida Jones has starred in both television and film productions such as “Parks and Recreation,” “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” and currently "Cuban Fury." Rashida Jones is using her voice to raise awareness about the humanitarian needs of refugees and others uprooted by global crises.
Model Nykhor Paul joins the IRC to raise awareness of the needs of refugees and people who have been displaced by conflict, religious persecution or political oppression around the world. In August 2014, Nykhor visited two camps in the Gambella region of Ethiopia where thousands of South Sudanese refugees have sought shelter from ongoing violence in the country.
Jazz saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman is a two-time Grammy Award nominee. Since Josh was first introduced to the International Rescue Committee in 2013 he has visited IRC programs in northern California and performed at the IRC’s annual Freedom Award Dinner in New York.