Charlize Theron Celebrates “F9” With A Slew Of Celebrity Friends At Shindig For Her CTAOP Foundation

(L-R) Connie Britton, January Jones, Charlize Theron and Chelsea Handler attend CTAOP’s Night Out

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Academy Award winning actress and UN Messenger of Peace, Charlize Theron hosted an event benefitting The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) at Universal Studios Backlot on Saturday night.

Charlize Theron, Jordana Brewster and Vin Diesel

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The event was an outdoor block party that included a special outdoor screening of Universal Pictures’ new Fast & Furious film, F9, an auction with proceeds benefiting CTAOP and an exclusive Q&A with the stars and filmmakers of F9, including the South African born hostess with the mostess Theron, as well as Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster and director Justin Lin. The Q & A was moderated by Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael.

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Seth Rogen and Taika Waititi

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The night also featured music by DJ Rashida, a graffiti artist, dancers, photo activation, tarot card reader and several cars from F9. Other guests in attendance included Seth Rogen, January Jones, Chelsea Handler, Kate Beckinsale, Thuso Mbedu, Paris Jackson, Lilly Singh, Taika Waititi, Jason Reitman, Connie Britton, Sung Kang, Kevin Kreider and David Oyelowo.

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Universal’s Donna Langley and Charlize Theron

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Created in 2007, The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project empowers African youth to keep themselves safe from HIV and AIDS by supporting their health, education and communities. The organization does this by supporting innovative community-based organizations working directly with African youth, providing college scholarships to motivated young changemakers in South Africa and by using CTAOP’s voice and network to advocate for proven methods to prevent the spread of HIV and protect those affected by it. CTAOP’s main vision is a more equitable future where ALL young people can stay healthy and safe.

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Kate Beckinsale and Charlize Theron

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In 2020, CTAOP launched the ‘Together for Her’ campaign, in partnership with CARE & Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), to support the safety of women and children around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coin Cloud’s Amondo Redmond and Todd Gurley

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With support from more than 60 influencers including Sheryl Sandberg, Megan Rapinoe, Octavia Spencer, Annie Lennox, Viola Davis, Natalie Portman, Stella McCartney, Reese Witherspoon, Ariana Grande and more, over $1 million was granted out to 37 different programs operating in 9 different countries.

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Paris Jackson

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In addition, CTAOP granted $570,000 in COVID-19 emergency relief funds to Program Partners on the ground in support of their community level COVID relief work.

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Charlize Theron and Chelsea Handler

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The event’s presenting sponsor was Coin Cloud, a network of digital currency machines (DCM), empowering users of all financial ability to quickly and easily buy over 30+ digital currency options with cash.

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Car from F9: The Fast Saga on display during CTAOP’s Night Out

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Additional sponsors included Dior, Elephant Cooperation, Universal Pictures, Bloomberg, WME, Pernod Ricard, Breitling and PlaneAire.

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View of the atmosphere during CTAOP’s Night Out

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