January Foundation Ambassador – Maria Bello


This month, Urban Zen recognizes Maria Bello as our Foundation Ambassador for her amazing work in Haiti. Maria, a true inspiration, first established herself as an actress, but has since become a renowned activist on international women’s issues, especially in Haiti. Since the earthquake, Maria Bello has been actively addressing women’s issues on the ground level with WE ADVANCE, an organization that she co-founded. WE ADVANCE builds bridges between organizations in Haiti to make sure that women who need access to services are able to access them. The organization encourages women to join together and stand up against gender violence and for their health and well-being. Maria Bello embodies the compassion and philanthropy that guides our work here at Urban Zen and we are truly excited that a film created by Maria Bello and Marc Baptiste is currently part of our multimedia exhibition, The Truth.