Spring 2023

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46 SAG-AFTRA | Spring 2023 | Scene Around Christina Ricci Hurd Joins Congressional Black Caucus on CROWN Panel From left, Howard University Assistant VP of External Affairs Joe Leonard; U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley; SAG-AFTRA VP, Los Angeles Michelle Hurd; Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman; Rep. Ilhan Omar and Sen. Cory Booker at a Howard University roundtable on Nov. 14 about the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural hair Act. The CROWN Act aims to prohibit discrimination based on hairstyle and hair texture. SAG-AFTRA, INDIEWIRE KICK OFF SUNDANCE Actor Jordan Firstman and SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President Ben Whitehair celebrate the first day of the 2023 Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 19 at the IndieWire Sundance Chili Party presented by SAG-AFTRA. SAGINDIE SUNDANCE BRUNCH From left, SAGindie Executive Director Darrien Michele Gipson; SAG-AFTRA Executive Vice President Ben Whitehair; actors Parvesh Cheena, Alden Ehrenreich and Algee Smith; SAG-AFTRA National Executive Director Duncan Crabtree-Ireland; and actors Karrueche Tran and Jordan Firstman at the SAGindie 26th Annual Actors Only Brunch networking event on Jan. 22. SAG-AFTRA GOES TO THE VO ATLANTA VOICEOVER CONFERENCE From left, SAG-AFTRA National Director, Organizing Maggie Russell-Brown; National Director, Entertainment Contracts Jessica Johnson; Manager, Contract Strategic Initiatives & Podcasts Shaine Griffin; National Director, Audiobooks Jane Love; and Executive Director/Labor Counsel Rich Larkin speak on The Union Panel at the 2023 10th Annual VO Atlanta Voiceover Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 10.

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