Morena Baccarin, star of “Homeland,” “Gotham,” and the upcoming Marvel movie “Deadpool," 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," Warner Brothers film "Into The Storm," and USA Network’s upcoming series “Colony,” 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 stars in NBC’s upcoming sitcom “Telenovela” and is an award-winning musician whose most recent album "Jen" was released on Universal Music Latin. Inspired by his father’s journey from Cuba, Jencarlos has been an IRC Voice and volunteer for several years. He visited Haiti twice as well as pushed the crystal button on New Year’s Eve in Times Square.
Actress, writer and producer, Rashida Jones has starred in both television and film productions such as “Parks and Recreation,” “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” and "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.