Actor and activist Felecia Lenee Williams (Theater BFA 02), also known as Fe Love, passed away on March 3, 2021. She was 40.
Committed to the power of arts and community partnerships, Williams served on the leadership teams of CompassionateCalifornia.org and Emerging Arts Leaders/Los Angeles (EAL/LA). She founded the Dena United Coalition for Racial Justice, which strengthened partnerships throughout Altadena and Pasadena communities across various sociopolitical lines. Williams was also the creator and host of Artist Eclectic pLAygROUND, a “pop-up” event space formed to support innovative Los Angeles-based artists and entrepreneurs.
Williams served as the director of youth programs and creative strategist for the national Posts for Peace and Justice Project alongside photojournalist and civic leader Kira Carrillo Corser. They went on to co-found Compassionate Arts in Action, a platform that harnesses the power of art and partnership to promote “compassionate civic engagement for social, racial, and environmental justice.”
A graduate of CalArts’ School of Theater, Williams spent 25 years as a live stage host and entertainer and appeared in 16 films throughout her career as an actor.
Williams’ bio on the Compassionate Arts website notes:
We are committed to her legacy: to support youth, with a focus on health, public safety, and social and environmental justice.