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USA Network Stars Go Green (PHOTOS)

Posted: 02/24/2012 5:58 pm

From Mother Nature Network's Gerri Miller:

Stars of USA Network's series gathered at a "Characters Unite" event called "A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice and Power," presented in conjunction with storytelling nonprofit The Moth. Hosted by Nathan Lane and featuring appearances by Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, Paralympian/actress/model Aimee Mullins, educator Tim King and comedian Greg Walloch telling personal stories about discrimination and bigotry, the evening was capped by an after-party with a performance by John Legend.

Captions courtesy of Mother Nature Network.

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"It's important to start a dialogue about racism and homophobia and sexism, things that are in our society. The only way to get ourselves out of it is to start talking about it, share personal stories," said Mehcad Brooks, whose "Necessary Roughness" returns to USA this summer. A member of the Environmental Media Association, Brooks just became the mentor to an urban garden at Eliot Middle School in Altadena, Calif. "I told them, next time I want a salad waiting for me," he laughed.

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