Yesterday in LA, Janelle Monae and Belvedere Vodka hosted an intimate brunch kicking off Oscars weekend at Catch, LA. The event, in support of Janelle’s organization, Fem the Future (and coinciding with the release of her new single), earmarked the launch of Belvedere’s new series of inspiring projects aimed at propelling next-generation voices across film, music and the arts.
During such a topical moment for women today, Janelle and a panel of luminaries including Alicia Quarles, Danai Gurira,Stacy Smith and Lacey Duke lead an engaging discussion about creating a more beautiful future for everyone. Celebrity guests including Rosario Dawson, Grimes, Lupita Nyong’a, Matt McGorry, Serayah McNeill, Geena Davis, Ava Duvernay,Emily Arlook and more participated in spirited and uplifting conversations about their hopes for the future while listening to beats by Kitty Cash and sipping on signature Belvedere Vodka cocktails.
DJ Kitty Cash
Actor Tessa Thompson, Director Ava Duvernay and BET CEO Debra L. Lee
Actor Rosario Dawson
Television Personality Jeannie Mai
(Photos by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Belvedere Vodka)