The new doc “On the Record,” premiering May 27 on HBO Max, details women’s sexual-assault allegations against rap mogul Russell Simmons. It’s a wake-up call, writes Jimmie Briggs.
Jimmie Briggs is a documentary storyteller, writer and advocate for racial and gender equity. A member of the New York City Mayor’s Gender Equity Commission, he is also an adjunct professor in social change journalism at the International Center of Photography in New York.
He was a co-founder and executive director emeritus of Man Up Campaign, a globally-focused organization to activate youth to stop violence against women and girls. His 2005 book, Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go To War took readers into the lives of war-affected children around the world. His next book project is an oral history of Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in 2014.
Jimmie holds a Medal of Distinction from Barnard College.
He recently became a Principal at the Skoll Foundation.