02/23/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/21/2021 18:07

Feb. 23, 2021 - Noon to 1:30 PM PT National Portrayals of Black Women in Hollywood Read More

'The only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.'
- Viola Davis

Join us for the launch of new research that examines the representation of Black girls and women in popular family films and TV. Followed by a panel discussion with Industry leaders.


  • Lorraine Toussaint | Award-Winning Actor
  • Korin Williams | Founder and CEO, Kronicle Media
  • Marley Dias| Author and Activist
  • Geena Davis | Founder and Chair, GDIGM
  • Gabrielle Carteris | President, SAG-AFTRA
  • Jen Barrett | Head of Entertainment, Creative Shop, Facebook
  • Deborah Riley Draper | Filmmaker
  • Madeline Di Nonno | CEO, GDIGM
  • Dr. Caroline Heldman | VP, Research and Insights, GDIGM
  • Dr. Ninochka McTaggart | Senior Researcher, GDIGM

RSVP: Reservations are required. Complete form below by Noon PT/3 p.m. ET on Monday, February 22, 2021. Please note that you must be logged in to RSVP.

This event will have an ASL interpreter.

This program will be recorded and may be later shared in whole or in part on SAG-AFTRA's website, podcast and social media channels, or that of our partners.

This workshop is not intended to imply an endorsement of any individual or company by SAG-AFTRA. The information provided through the workshop is given for informational purposes and may not be a suitable substitute for the advice of other industry professionals. You should always use good judgment in these matters and should not act or refrain from acting based solely on information provided through the workshop.