Jesse Williams is the true definition of “woke.” The Grey’s Anatomy star, who has been very vocal in the Black Lives Matter Movement, is lending his talents to the cause.
Stay Woke will air on BET May 26th, and will share the trials and tribulations of those at the forefront of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement across the country. Famous activists like DeRay McKesson, Johnetta Elzie, Darnell Moore, Michaela Angela Davis, Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors will all make an appearance in the documentary.
Stay Woke is directed by Laurens Grant who also directed The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, a film which received Sundance acclaim.
“There’s simply no movement, there’s not even a semblance of a movement without black women and Black members of the LGBT community,” Williams says. “We as men, in particular Black men, are constantly supported, nurtured, forgiven, apologized for, led, followed and coddled by black women and they get very little in return.”
Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement airs on BET on May 26 at 9 p.m. ET.