Katy Perry, Anita Hill to be Honored by Diane von Furstenberg


The Hollywood activists will every obtain a DVF Award on April 11 in Brooklyn.

Break out the fireworks for Katy Perry. The singer might be honored at Diane von Furstenberg's female-focused awards present this 12 months together with #MeToo activist Anita Hill, the group introduced Monday (March 18).

The dressmaker's 10th annual DVF Awards will current Perry with the Inspiration Award for her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and LGBTQ equality advocate. Hill, who chairs Hollywood's Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality within the Workplace, will obtain the Lifetime Leadership award on the April 11 ceremony on the Brooklyn Museum in New York. Grammy-nominated duo Chloe x Halle will carry out and company can peruse the museum's "Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving" exhibition.

Kathleen Kennedy, Maria Eitel, Nina Shaw and Freada Kapor Klein have been amongst these to organize Hill's committee in December 2017, following the #MeToo motion, to deal with "energy disparity, fairness and equity, security, sexual harassment pointers, training and coaching, reporting and enforcement," Hill has mentioned.

In December 2018, the group announced it is going to prioritize defending freelance staff within the trade, who don't have entry to human sources departments and different typical office protectors. Hill additionally serves as a professor of social coverage, regulation and ladies's, gender and sexuality research at Brandeis University. 

Perry was energetic within the 2016 presidential election as a Hillary Clinton supporter (and Nasty Woman shirt-wearer). In October, the American Idol decide was honored with the Award of Courage on the amFAR Gala, the place a visit to Disneyland for six with Perry fetched $150,000 on the public sale benefitting HIV/AIDs analysis applications.

Other 2019 DVF Award recipients embody Nadia Murad (2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner and advocate for genocide survivors) and Hadeel Mustafa Anabtawi, founding father of The Alchemist Lab for childhood training. Fans can nonetheless vote for the People’s Voice Award at DVF.com till March 24. Honorees obtain $50,000 towards their affiliated nonprofit by way of The Diller von Furstenberg Family Foundation.

Von Furstenberg regularly fetes feminine leaders within the trade; for International Women's Day this 12 months, she commissioned portraits of 37 popular culture ladies she admires — from Lady Gaga to Oprah Winfrey. The wrap-dress extraordinaire beforehand spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about males's "abuse of energy" and ladies "being handled as a bit of meat."

Prior DVF Award winners embody Misty Copeland, Karlie Kloss, Jane Goodall, Alicia Keys, Gloria Steinem and Robin Roberts. 

This article initially appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.