SAG-AFTRA to host ‘Stop The Hate’ event featuring Olivia Munn, Brian Tee, others – Deadline

SAG-AFTRA will launch a week-long virtual event aimed at tackling discrimination and intolerance in the entertainment and media industries. The series of presentations, which begins on Tuesday and continues on Friday, will bring together a number of key figures, including Olivia Munn, Richard Lui and Brian Tee.

The stop Hatred The event will feature panels, conversations and keynotes moderated by SAG-AFTRA members, broadcasters, academics, union leaders and professionals to discuss how to advance equality on screen, in production, recording studios and newsrooms. Nightline Anchor Juju Chang and KGO-TV San Francisco anchor and journalist Dion Lim will join Munn, Lui and Tee to discuss how entertainment and the media can help fight anti-Asian hatred.

SAG-AFTRA leaders urge members to lead fight against wave of hatred against Asian Americans

“The responsibility ends with each of us. Through our highly visible work, people who work in entertainment and media, our members, have the opportunity to change hearts and minds and build a more equitable and just society, ”said SAG President -AFTRA, Gabrielle Carteris. “It will take a commitment from all of us, top to bottom and bottom to top, to create a more equitable world for all. “Stop the Hate Week” will allow each of us to gain insight into someone’s experiences with the hope that we will be able to understand the challenges they face in order to determine how to take concrete action towards change. It’s time for the entertainment industry to learn from each other and use our influential voices to manage an environment of inclusion, fairness and accountability. “

The week-long event comes weeks after SAG-AFTRA leaders called on their members to help lead the fight against discrimination and hatred against Asian Americans. Urging its members to take a stand against anti-Asian hatred, SAG AFTRA presented a number of actions and efforts to combat discrimination, including sponsoring and participating in Asian-American events and festivals, supporting legislation that encourages diversity, etc.

See the full SAG-AFTRA calendar Stop hate event below (every PT hour):


President’s Task Force on Education Outreach and Engagement: The Next Generation of Broadcasters (10 a.m.)

  • Moderated by Bob Butler (SAG-AFTRA National Vice President, Broadcaster and Member, Broadcasting Steering Committee)
  • Ashley mackey (Community reporter and digital reporter KABC Los Angeles)
  • Nina Moini (Presenter and reporter, Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul)
  • James santelli (News Producer, KDKA Pittsburgh)
  • Justine waldman (Presenter and reporter, KRON San Francisco)

LGBTQ Podcast Special Episode Released: Trans Actors in Hollywood

  • Gabrielle Carteris (President, SAG-AFTRA)
  • Alexandra Gray, (Actor, Empire)
  • Ian Harvie, (Actor and comedian, transparent)
  • David White (National Executive Director, SAG-AFTRA)


#StopAsianHate: Journalists and actors on how the media can support the AAPI community (10:30 am) – Asian Americans Americans in the Pacific Islands have been the target of anti-Asian intimidation and violence for over a year. In this panel discussion, broadcasters covering tragic stories and speaking actors join to talk about how the media can help end hate.

  • Olivia munn (Actor, The Newsroom, The Predator)
  • Moderated by Maira Ansari (Presenter and reporter, Wave-TV, Louisville)
  • Juju Chang (Co-Anchor, Nightline, ABC News)
  • Dion Lim (Presenter and reporter, KGO-TV, San Francisco)
  • Richard Lui (Presenter and Journalist, MSNBC / NBC News)
  • Brian Tee (Actor, Chicago Med, the Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift)


Welcome (9:30 am)

  • Gabrielle Carteris (President, SAG-AFTRA)
  • Rebecca Damon (Executive Vice President, SAG-AFTRA)
  • Camryn manheim (Secretary-Treasurer, SAG-AFTRA)
  • Jason george (Chairman of the Diversity Advisory Committee, SAG-AFTRA)
  • David White (National Executive Director, SAG-AFTRA)
  • Duncan Crabtree-Ireland (Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, SAG-AFTRA)

Inclusion of people with disabilities in Hollywood: (9.45am) A conversation with the Ruderman Family Foundation and other disability inclusion advocates. More details to come.

  • Jay ruderman (President and Director, Ruderman Family Foundation)
  • Additional participants to add

Seasoned artists: senior performance on screen (10:30 am) – A conversation with seasoned and award-winning actors on how to create systemic change and greater inclusion and representation opportunities for seniors that reflect the diversity of the American scene.

  • Moderated by Ellen Crawford (Former SAG-AFTRA National Council Member, Los Angeles Local Council Member)
  • Sheri Foster Blake (Actor, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, U-Turn)
  • Kim Estes (Actor, Cocks, Underdog)
  • Harry Groener (Actor, About Schmidt, Road To Perdition)
  • Geri Jewell (Actor, The Facts of Life, Deadwood)
  • Dr Alma Martinez (Teacher and actor, Gentefied, Clemency)

IllumiNative: Refocusing Native Americans in the Media (12:45 p.m.) – The SAG-AFTRA Native American Committee welcomes a discussion with IllumiNative, which is part of a new generation of Native American / Native nonprofits, to discuss their advocacy for the community using a combination of data, resources, digital networking and voice support to ensure that invisibility, stereotypes and misinformation about Indigenous people on screen and in our society are a thing of the past.

  • Hawk Crystal Echo (Founder and Executive Director, IllumiNative)
  • Princess Daazhraii Johnson (Producer, Molly of Denali and SAG-AFTRA Native Americans committee member)

From conversation to action (1:30 p.m.) – In this thought-provoking opening keynote, The Female Quotient CEO, Shelley Zallis, will explore steps the union can take to channel candid conversations into concrete action for change.

  • Shelley zallis (CEO, The Female Quotient)

Artists from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA): Hollywood’s Journey to Equity (2:15 p.m.) For too long, the erasure of the multidimensional figures of the MENA region has taken its toll on the creative community of the MENA region. In an age of amplified diversity, equity and inclusion, MENA artists and organizations are using alliances and data to change the MENA sector and narrative for the better.

  • Omid Abtahi (Actor, American Gods, The Mandalorian)
  • Yasmine Al-Massri (Actor, Quantico, caramel)
  • Maha Chehlaoui (Founder, Pass the Mic Media and Program Director, Think Tank for Inclusion and Equity)
  • Assaf Cohen (Actor, American Sniper, Entourage)
  • Moderated by Azita Ghanizada (Actor, Good Trouble, Alphas and Founder of the MENA Arts Advocacy Coalition)


Discussion: Enlarge screen (9:15 am) – Oscar nominated director Kevin Wilson Jr. has used a new lens to explore the full richness of the Black experience in a breathtaking Procter & Gamble sponsored short film project ‘Widen the Screen’ – a platform that Black beauty claims cinema life. Wilson shares with us how he led the series and a glimpse of his experience working with a predominantly black cast and crew. Wilson will be joined by Al-Teron Williams, one of the featured actors, for this discussion.

  • Al-teron williams (Actor, Dead of Night, The Bobby Brown Story)
  • Kevin Wilson, Jr. (Director, Producer; I’m fine (thanks for asking) my nephew Emmet)

Normalizing Diversity: Changing the Narrative (10:15 a.m.) – The time for change has come. Changemakers will share their ideas and inspiration for normalizing diversity while working to break down decades-old barriers that have traditionally limited visibility, acceptance, and opportunities for the black community.

  • Nicco Annon (Actor, P-Valley, activist and choreographer)
  • Bree frank (Founder, HUE You Know)
  • Moderated by Jawn Murray (Host, Commentator and Pop Culture Expert, Night Crawl New York with Jawn Murray)
  • April reign (Vice President of Content Strategy, Ensemble; #OscarsSoWhite Creator)

UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report Series: Connecting the Dots Between Industry Inclusion and the Bottom Line (11:45 a.m.) – This conference will review important lessons learned from eight years of annual reporting on the state of gender and racial diversity in front of and behind the camera in Hollywood film and television. It will examine the relationship between on-screen diversity and movie and TV ratings, and also look at important best practices for advancing the needle on Hollywood diversity and inclusion.

  • Darnell Hunt, PhD. (Dean, Division of Social Sciences at UCLA and Professor of Sociology and African American Studies)

Tired of Talking: How Information Can Drive Latin American Inclusion (1:15 p.m.) – The needle has not budged on the Latino inclusion on screen which hovered around 6% for a community estimated at nearly 19% of the American population. Nielsen, a media and consumer research firm, will discuss how the community can turn dismal data into an engine of change, using information and metrics to kickstart a media movement Latinos deserve and earn.

  • Stacie de Armas (Senior Vice President, Diverse Insights & Initiatives, Nielsen)
  • Michelle C. Bonilla (Actor, NCIS: New Orleans, Clemency, The Casagrandes)

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