THE BIG KIDS’ FILE: KEKE PALMER GETS PLAYFUL AT NICKELODEON’S WWDOP + LAUNCHES ANTI-BULLYING CAMPAIGN
Keke Palmer,18, celebrated Nickelodeon’s largest ever Worldwide Day of Play at the Ellipse on September 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. Keke was among an estimated 50,000 kids and families who joined together for a full day of fun, entertainment and activities—with participation from popular athletes such as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul. Also on hand for the event was First Lady Michelle Obama.
Meanwhile, the singer/actress is set to launch a worldwide anti-bullying initiative in collaboration with organizations YWCA & Saving Our Daughters.
“We are so excited about having such an extraordinary singer & actress as Keke Palmer, to address these issues of bullying & abuse worldwide with the YWCA USA and with both our missions” says CEO of Saving Our Daughters, Curtis Benjamin.
“The YWCA has long advocated for empowerment, eliminating racism, eliminating violence and promoting dignity for women and girls,” says Gloria Lau, CEO of YWCA USA. “As advocates of promoting peace, it’s paramount that the YWCA USA takes this tremendous opportunity with Saving Our Daughters and Miss Keke Palmer to tackle the issue of bullying in our nation. Awareness of this type of violence needs to be heightened nationally,” Lau continued, “and we are committed to exposing its negative impact on our society and more specifically women, girls, and our daughters.”
Keke will next be seen January 2012 in movie “Joyful Noise” alongside Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah and in the Nickelodeon Television movie “Rags”, which she also produced. Her sophomore album with Interscope Records is due out in the spring of 2012.