Samuel L. Jackson, Kenneth Cole to host diversity event

NEW YORK (AP) " Celebrities from music, film, fashion, sport and academia " including Samuel L. Jackson, Kenneth Cole, Jason Collins, America Ferrera, Salma Hayek, Quincy Jones, and Emilio and Gloria Estefan " have signed up to co-chair a two-day convention to celebrate diversity and unity.

The Rise Up as One event, scheduled for Oct. 14-15 at a location still being worked out, will have performances, talks and cultural expositions. A concert on Oct. 15 will be broadcast live on Univision Network and on Fusion.

Other co-chairs for the event include Henry Louis "Skip" Gates, Forest Whitaker, Junot Diaz, Nicolas Berggruen, T Bone Burnett, Ximena Caminos, Ava DuVernay, Don Graham, Dr. Henry Jenkins, Mia Maestro, Jonathan Olinger, Eduardo Padron, Residente and Robert Rodriguez.

More details are expected in the coming days.

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Online:

http://www.RiseUpAsOne.com

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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