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Recap: IATSE’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee Concludes Black History Month

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Although Black History Month concludes today, the IATSE Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee would like to highlight all of our Sisters, Brothers and Kin we celebrated and the impactful activities our members participated in to honor Black History Month.  

In February, we recognized eight members with spotlights on the IA’s website and social media channels. The Education Department launched the 2022 IATSE 21-Day Challenge Edition and hosted “Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Basics and “Labor Rights and Voting Rights” webinars. This collection offered an opportunity for IATSE membership to expand our understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion. During the challenge, participants read, listen, observe, or watch something every day for 21 consecutive days to further their understanding of power, privilege, racism, exclusion, and equity.  

We know one month is not enough to shed light on all the accomplishments and contributions of our African American/Canadian Sisters, Brothers and Kin, therefore we have put together the following recap to inspire our membership to continue this journey of recognitions and a culture of continuous education throughout the year and beyond. Thank you to our member spotlights, the Education Department, Locals and membership who all came together to commemorate this special month in the following ways. 

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 160,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live events, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

For more information please contact:
General: comms@iatse.net
Press: press@iatse.net

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