Message to Educators: Create a Lesson Plan
Nicole Brown Simpson was a highly public woman 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 famous bronco chase, his arrest, the trial and acquittal. Nicole's murder and the Trial of the Century are now in the history books.
For the generations following Nicole Brown Simpson, her children's generation and those after, we say her name "Nicole" 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.
Marian Hetherly: NPR WBFO-FM http://news.wbfo.org/post/i-remember-nicole-domestic-violence-anthem-released
Wendy Wright: Spectrum News "I Remember Nicole" Encourages Domestic Violence Victims to Speak Up, Get Out
Kelsey Anderson: WIVB-TV4 'Silence killed my sister:' Music video honors Nicole Brown Simpson, aims to help abuse victims
Tanya Brown during
the making of
I Remember Nicole
Directors/Co-Songwriters: Two-Time Emmy Award 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. The Brown-Simpson marriage was alleged to have been rife with domestic violence.
Working as a video-journalist, Renee covered the "Trial of the Century" for more than 100 days. Renee 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.
AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTION TEAM
Performers: Hollie Cavanagh & Melodye Perry
Songwriters: Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges, Pat & Pete Luboff
Song Producer: 6-Time Emmy Winner Peter Fish
Filmmakers: 2-Time Emmy Winner Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges
Producer: Margarita Sweet
Sign Language Interpreter: Jody Stevenson
Lyric Signs by: 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 & Technical Manager: Danielle Elliott
Performers: 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. They combine heart and soul in this breakout duet.
'I REMEMBER NICOLE'
Song/Music Video/Call to Action!
Directors: Two-Time Emmy Award Winner Renee Sotile & Mj Godges
"There are no words to express what I am feeling right now.
I Remember Nicole is absolutely beautiful, breathtaking and absolutely mind-blowing!” “ It brought tears to my eyes, my sister Denise, our Mother, and I know to Nicole in Heaven.”
Huge Hugs --
Tanya Brown (Nicole Brown Simpson's sister)
Outside Los Angeles Courthouse, Robert Shapiro / Renee Sotile with camera
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
Why a song and music video?
Songs represent milestones throughout our lives and touch our soul. They influence our heart and seem to give us the message we need at just the right time.
#IRememberNicoleis a metaphor for the highly publicized domestic violence story of Nicole Brown Simpson.
June 12, 2019 marks the 25th Anniversary of her murder. Let us never forget the victims. Let's create a world where there are #NoMoreNicoles - The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE
The real life images in the, I Remember Nicole, music video represent the camaraderie and the power of women when they speak out, align themselves and rally.
A Global Anthem Reclaiming Power Over Domestic Violence. Raising Awareness while Raising the Roof! Run time: 4 minutes
Share. Screen. Endorse. Donate. Follow.
Mission: In viewing, I Remember Nicole, your loved one may see herself in the faces of the hundreds of women no longer afraid. She may hear her life in the lyrics. She may be motivated to recognize and admit to abuse. She may realize she does not deserve such treatment. Our hope is that, I Remember Nicole will help her find her own voice. And ultimately, be empowered to turn her life around.
Goal: I Remember Nicole reach national attention: through media, social media, company and celebrity endorsements. Achieving this goal will allow maximum success of the mission for I Remember Nicole.
Contributions are crucial to aid in the distribution of I Remember Nicole.I Remember Nicole is a 501(c)3 non-profit project allowing your donation to be tax-deductible.
The team behind I Remember Nicole, is a small group of dedicated women who 100% volunteer their time, effort and expertise. In-Kind donations are also appreciated.
Resources are needed for marketing, screenings and live performances, ie: singers, speakers, promotional material, public relations, social media expert & technical equipment.
I Remember Nicole is a charitable endeavor and we need your help. As with any non-profit, there are hard costs involved. Thank you in advance for your support!
Other ways to help our grassroots efforts:
Share:I Remember Nicole video link on your social media sites.
Screen:I Remember Nicole music video at your events.
Follow: @IRememberNicole on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram
Download:I Remember Nicole on CD Baby, Itunes, Apple, Spotify, Google Play
Endorse: I Remember Nicole
While I Remember Nicole is primarily focused on domestic violence, this song is for anyone who has experienced any type of abuse or hardship.
Special Thanks: Tanya & Denise Brown
Special Thanks: John Erickson
Thank You for your cameo in I Remember Nicole music video: Toi Lei, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez,
Sweet Baby J’ai, Lindsey Lee, Felicia Lester, Pauley Perrette, Koi Sojer & Toi Sojer
Thank You! 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
City of West Hollywood Women's Advisory Board
Hollywood Chapter of the National Organization for Women
Women Occupy Hollywood
Chelsea Byers founder:
Campaign to Abolish Statutes of Limitations on Rape and Sexual Assault
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