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Rashida Jones - Making Statements beyond the Sitcoms

With so many of us “binge-watching” our favorite sitcoms on a daily basis, television stars like Rashida Jones are becoming household names. Recognized for her roles in comedy shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation, Jones has risen to the epitome of TV stardom.

Using the screen as a conduit for awareness and change, Jones directed and acted as executive producer for the series Hot Girls Wanted, which focused on the sex industry. Her goal in the project was to bring awareness to the industry and break down many of the falsehoods which permeated our understanding. A very in-depth and honest insight into the pornographic industry had never before been captured and served to dissuade young women from turning down a dark path.

Off-screen, Jones has worked to promote Peace First, a nonprofit that teaches children to resolve conflict without violence. She has also participated in Stand Up to Cancer events, as well as assisted ONE: The Campaign to Make Poverty History. Jones has raised money for New York’s Lower Eastside Girls Club and St. Jude Children's research hospital in addition to her donations of time.

Rashida Jones is a fantastic role model for young women everywhere. Not only for her smart roles on screen, but she is also someone who leads by example and allows her compassion for others to facilitate action. A true conduit of awareness and progress.

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