2022-2021-2020-2019 - New Diversity Rules for Oscars

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Monday, 07 February 2022

2022-2021-2020-2019 - New Diversity Rules for Oscars
February 7, 2022 Hollywood by Suzanne Joe Kai Progress continues with our society's push for more "diversity, equity and inclusion."  If you search online for the term Diversity, Equity and Inclusion you will find the term "DEI" is now a standard term.  Its on many people's drawing boards in corporate America, and most importantly in Hollywood on how mainstream media, movies, and TV shows are made. If filmmakers aspire to win awards at the Oscar level, the Academy now...

Mar. 21: Jeanne Sakata Set for SEVEN in L.A.

Posted by Lia Chang on Tuesday, 20 March 2012.

Jeanne Sakata (Mo Sochua), Chastity Dotson (Hafsat Abiola), Alex Napier (Marina Pisklakova Parker), Liz Canavan (Ias nez McCormack), Marlene Forte (Annabella de Leon), Sabina Zuniga (Farida Azizi), and Sohina Sidhu (Mukhtar Mai), are featured in SEVEN: Art at Work for Human Rights and Social Justice, at the University Park Campus, Bovard Auditorium (ADM), on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at 7:00pm. Admission is free. Reservations required. To RSVP, click here.

Jeanne Sakata

Jeanne Sakata

SEVEN is a collaborative documentary theatre piece written by seven award-winning women playwrights. Based on personal interviews, SEVEN tells the stories of seven incredible women from around the world who have faced risks to themselves and their families to take on human rights abuses in their countries. One of the women set up the first domestic-violence crisis center in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union, even as the government denied the existence of such abuse. Another, in Pakistan, refused to remain silent after she was raped, demanding justice; she later opened a school so that young girls would no longer be victimized because of illiteracy. Still another returned to Cambodia after her parents had been killed by the Khmer Rouge to work against human trafficking. In the interwoven stories, what emerges is a connection of common purpose, determination and courage. The groundbreaking play was written by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith and Susan Yankowitz.

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SEVEN: Art at Work for Human Rights and Social Justice
Visions and Voices
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 : 7:00pm
University Park Campus
Bovard Auditorium (ADM)

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Lia Chang. Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

Lia Chang. Photo by Brianne Michelle Photography

Lia Chang is an actor, a performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multi-platform journalist.

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