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Macky Alston

United States
Climate Change, Disability Rights, LGBTQIA+, Education, Racial Injustice, Gun Violence, Mass Incarceration & Criminal Justice Reform, Refugee Crisis and Immigration, Economic Injustice, Labor issues, Voting Rights, Women and Girls, Aging, Gender violence , Human Rights
Impact Strategist/Advisor, Mentorship
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Macky Alston is currently co-directing and co-producing ACTS OF REPARATION with Selina Lewis-Davidson, a documentary feature and impact campaign following grassroots reparations initiatives aimed at healing historic injury caused by slavery and the Native American genocide across the US. Macky has directed and produced five feature documentaries to date, two of which won awards at Sundance and three were nominated for Emmys. His films have ranged in topic from the legacy of slavery to mass incarceration to LGBTQ equality to school violence to faith and suffering. In addition, Alston founded and directed Auburn Media, a program of Auburn Seminary that equipped more than 10,000 leaders of faith and moral courage to speak out for justice through the media. He is a co-host of the Friends for Life podcast for Auburn with Lisa Anderson.