Sabra Williams has received international acclaim for her work as an actor, host, founder of The Actors' Gang Prison Project and co-founder of Creative Acts, including being named by President Obama a, “Champion of Change”, honored with a British Empire Medal for services to the Arts & Prison Reform by Queen Elizabeth and awarded the Local Hero Award at the 2023 American Democracy Summit.
Creative Acts is a Social Justice initiative that uses the Arts as the tool for transformation. We have Civic Engagement Arts programs across LA County youth prisons, anti-racism training and a Virtual Reality Arts Reentry program in adult maximum security prisons and solitary confinement, for people returning after life sentences.
Sabra is a Visiting Lecturer at UCLA and an Adjunct Professor at USC. She is a Bellagio Rockefeller Resident Fellow and an in-demand speaker on justice and Arts issues.
Sabra’s first book, ‘Beauty in the Beast: The Power of the Arts Behind Bars’ is on its way. (Lit agent: Julia Masnick, Watkins/Loomis)
She is a member of The Independent Shakespeare Company, LA ensemble.