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116 SAG-AFTRA | Fall/Winter 2021 | News from Locals Across the Country VIRGINIA SHERWOOD/NBC S AG-AFTRA national and Los Angeles Local officers attended one of the opening week festivities for the much-anticipated Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Sept. 28 in Los Angeles. They were given the opportunity to walk through the seven-story landmark prior to its Sept. 30 introduction to the public. The massive 300,000-square-foot space houses exhibits that feature the art and science of moviemaking, the largest collection of film-related items in the world, and an opportunity for patrons to learn about the collaborative efforts of film and its rich history. Other highlights include an entire room of Academy statuettes, collections of actors' screen tests and a section sharing labor's efforts on behalf of the filmmaking community. ● Los Angeles Honoring Workers at the Annual N.Y. Labor Mass New York Local members celebrated the dignity of the worker at the New York City Central Labor Council's Labor Mass on Sept. 8 at the famed St. Patrick's Cathedral on 5th Avenue in New York City. Then-SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President Rebecca Damon, right, joined, from left, New York Local member Polly Adams, New York Local Vice President Jay Potter, New York Local President Ezra Knight and New York Local Board member leslie Shreve at the annual mass. Also attending were labor leaders and elected officials, including New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, New York State AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento, NYC Central Labor Council President Vinny Alvarez, and Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York President Gary LaBarbera. The event included a procession of union banners and drew representatives from unions across New York City. ● New York SAG-AFTRA L.A. Local First Vice President Sheryl Lee Ralph, Secretary-Treasurer Joely Fisher, L.A. Local President Jodi Long, and L.A. Local Second Vice President David Jolliffe enjoying the pre-opening festivities. SAG-AFTRA Leaders Preview the Academy Museum

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