A Global Anthem Reclaiming Power Over Domestic Violence. Raising Awareness while Raising the Roof!
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In viewing, I Remember Nicole, victims of abuse may see themselves in the faces of the hundreds of women who are standing strong. She may hear her life in the lyrics. Our hope is that, I Remember Nicole will empower her to find her voice.
Call to Action: Share I Remember Nicole on your social media. Songs touch our heart and seem to give us the message we need at just the right time.
I will Free Myself, Believe in Myself
I Will Keep Myself Safe and Whole
I Will Love Myself, Reach Out for Help
This Is What I Know, I Remember Nicole
#IRememberNicole is a metaphor for the highly publicized domestic violence story of Nicole Brown Simpson. Nicole was murdered on June 12, 1994. #NoMoreNicoles
"I Remember Nicole is absolutely beautiful and breathtaking! It brought tears to my eyes, my sister Denise, our Mother, and I know to Nicole in Heaven.” - - Tanya Brown (Nicole Brown Simpson's sister)
American Idol, Hollie Cavanagh and Melodye Perry (daughter of music legend Edna Wright and niece of music legend Darlene Love, for music aficionados) bring a resonating voice to the voiceless.
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The driving force behind I Remember Nicole:
Filmmakers: Two-Time Emmy Winner
Renee Sotile & Mary jo Godges:
On October 3, 1995, OJ Simpson was acquitted of murder charges for the deaths, of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
Working as a video-journalist, Renee covered the "Trial of the Century" and never forgot the impact Nicole Brown Simpson's death made on her. Imprinted in her mind are the shocked and heartbreaking expressions on the faces of Nicole's family. She and Mary jo want the world to remember Nicole and all women who suffered and continue to suffer from domestic abuse.
Robert Shapiro / Renee Sotile with Camera
I Remember Nicole is a 501(c) 3 non-profit project allowing donations to be tax-deductible. In-Kind also appreciated.
100% of your donation goes directly towards awareness and empowering victims while remembering past victims of abuse.
The team behind I Remember Nicole, is a small group of dedicated women who volunteer their time, effort and expertise.
Nicole Brown Simpson was a highly public women victimized by domestic violence. By saying her name, hearing her name, people recall the impact her death had on them and our nation. A collective memory of "where we were" when first hearing OJ Simpson's wife was murdered in 1994. We recall the scenes of the infamous bronco chase, his arrest, the "Trial of the Century," and acquittal.
For the generations following Nicole Brown Simpson, her children's generation and those after, we say her name as a metaphor for domestic violence. "Nicole" is them or someone they know. This generation will ensure that there are #NoMoreNicoles in a call to action through this galvanizing song. One of the most effective communication tools to create awareness, spread knowledge and empower.
This generation's strength at spreading positive messages is like no other. They are the generation that raises awareness across borders. They are the generation that challenges and knocks down boundaries. We have seen this generation create action calls that put an end to human rights violations.
#IRememberNicole will empower this generation to raise awareness, change laws and prevent intimate partner violence on the national level.
Award-Winning Production Team:
Performers: Hollie Cavanagh and Melodye Perry
Songwriters: Renee Sotile & Mary jo Godges & Pat & Pete Luboff
Song Producer: 6-Time Emmy Winner Peter Fish
Filmmakers: Renee Sotile & Mary jo Godges
Producer: Margarita Sweet
Sign Language Interpreter Performer: Jody Stevenson
Lyric Signs: The Port of Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club Art Students/Teacher: Beth Elliott
Camera: Sheila Higgins, Mary jo Godges, Renee Sotile
Editor: Renee Sotile
Colorist: Sam Dlugach
Title: Alvin Bowens
Logo Design and Technical Manager: Danielle Elliott
Special Thanks: Tanya & Denise Brown
Tanya Brown is an advocate for mental health and domestic violence victims. She is an author and motivational speaker. www.tanyabrown.net
Thank You! Music video cameos: Tanya Brown, Toi Lei, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez, Sweet Baby J’ai, Lindsey Lee, Felicia Lester, Pauley Perrette, Koi Sojer & Toi Sojer
Thank You! John Erickson, Rebecca Johnson Leclair, Annie Lane, Graham McClusky, Rayzor Opmanis, Tracey Anarella, Marie Cartier, Anne Davis & Sam O'Neil, Deb Balzer, Suzanne Taylor, James Wen, Diane Abbitt & Bernadette Abbruzze, Carole Dean, Ellen Gerstein, Hilari Scarl
City of West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board: Amanda Hyde, Melaney Lubey, Amanda Bleich, Jenner Deal, Karen Eyres, Tina Moore, Carla Romo, Silvia Salguero, Nadia Sutton
City of West Hollywood Community Events Coordinator: Larissa Fooks
City of West Hollywood Council Members: John J. Duran, John D’Amico, John Heilman, Lindsey P. Horvath, Lauren Meister
Music Video Funded in part by a grant from: The City of West Hollywood
Fiscal Sponsor: From the Heart Productions
Community grant from LA Pride
City of West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board