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52 SAG-AFTRA | Summer 2022 | L.A. Local Board members Jenny O'Hara, Richard Hadfield and National Board member Ron Ostrow with SAG-AFTRA member and honoree Rita Moreno. The Entertainment Community Fund Dedicates Two Buildings L os Angeles Local Board members attended a dedication of the Rita Moreno Arts Building and the Cicely Tyson Residential Building at the Hollywood Arts Collective, which broke ground in February 2021. The event took place on June 23 at Bar Lis, located on a rooftop opposite the current construction of the buildings. According to the newly rebranded Entertainment Community Fund, formerly known as The Actors Fund, the Rita Moreno Arts Building will be home to the Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Theater; L.A. contemporary exhibitions; a young filmmakers program targeting underserved emerging talent; and the Entertainment Community Fund's Phil and Monica Rosenthal Family Foundation Training Center. The Cicely Tyson Residential Building will feature 151 units of affordable housing for entertainment industry professionals and artists, three resident gardens, a fitness room, two soundproof rehearsal studios for resident performers, as well as the new home for the Entertainment Community Fund Western Region Headquarters. Housing applications will open in 2023. ● News from Locals Across the Country L.A. Members Stamp Out Hunger T he 30th Annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive took place on May 14. SAG-AFTRA members, friends and family, along with other labor unions, joined the National Association of Letter Carriers, the L.A. County Federation of Labor and Labor Community Services at the Hollywood Post Office to receive donated food collected along postal routes for food-insecure individuals and families. In total, the drive collected 450,000 pounds of food. The following week, SAG-AFTRA members sorted the items that will ultimately go to L.A. food banks for distribution. ● O n May 12, SAG-AFTRA leaders and staff celebrated the history of The Rehearsal Club, an organization founded in 1913 to establish a safe haven for young women embarking on performing arts careers in New York City. The Rehearsal Club received a commemorative plaque in the West 53rd Street branch of the New York Public Library to celebrate its former location. The plaque installation was followed by a reception at the Museum of Modern Art. The Rehearsal Club is currently located in the Webster Apartments on West 34th Street and continues its original mission to be a true home for young women who aspire to careers across the entertainment industry, including acting in theater, television and film, plus writers, composers, directors, choreographers, designers, stage managers and production assistants. ● N.Y. Local Board members Sarah Seeds, Marc Baron, leslie Shreve, and Avis Boone and SAG-AFTRA members and staff with attendees of The Rehearsal Club's plaque dedication at the New York Public Library. L.A. Local Committee members Ellen Crawford, Todd Peterson and Shea Scullin with SAG-AFTRA member volunteers celebrate their day of service for the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. New York Los Angeles Local Celebrates The Rehearsal Club

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