Resources

Resources

In the fight for diversity, SAG-AFTRA is not alone. For more information and support regarding diversity issues, we recommend the following third-party organizations. (Users of these websites are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency and suitability of all information found therein.)

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA

Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts (formerly Non-Traditional Casting Project) - Seeks inclusion of artists of color and artists with disability in theater, film and television
ABC Talent Development - Disney/ABC Television Group Talent Development and Diversity Initiatives
Alliance for Women In Media
CBS Diversity Initiatives
Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)
CharactersUnite - USA Network’s public service program, created to address social injustices and cultural divides.
Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE)
DiverseCity NBC
East West Players
First Americans in the Arts
GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) - For the second year in a row, GLAAD included people with disabilities (PWD) in its overall study of diversity on the broadcast networks within its (2011)16th annual Where We Are On TV report.
Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA)
Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) 
Media Access Office
Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA)
Media Image Coalition (MIC) - A program of the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, MIC represents the first multiracial, multi-cultural, inter-religious media advocacy and education organization in the United States.
National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) 
National Arts and Disability Center - Dedicated to promoting the full inclusion of children and adults with disabilities into the visual-, performing-, media, and literary-arts communities
National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) - Advancing the presence of Latinos in the media, telecommunications and entertainment industries. 
National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)
New York Coalition of Women in the Arts and Media (NYCWAM) - The New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts and Media was organized in 1990, bringing together unions, guilds and professional organizations to work toward the advancement of women in the performing arts and media.
NOSOTROS - Founded to improve portrayals of and support participation of Latinos/Hispanics in the entertainment industry.
Society of Professional Journalists – Diversity 
SPROUT - Offers innovative programming related to the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Women in Film
Women’s Media Center - WMC works with the media to ensure that women’s stories are told and women’s voices are heard.

AFL-CIO CONSTITUENCY GROUPS & LABOR

A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI), AFL-CIO  Founded in 1965 by A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, APRI forged an alliance between the civil rights and the labor movements, becoming the first constituency group with the AFL-CIO).
Union Veterans Council, AFL-CIO 
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), AFL-CIO
Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW), AFL-CIO
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA), AFL-CIO
Pride At Work (P@W), AFL-CIO
Berger-Marks Foundation - Dedicated to helping women organize into unions.

CIVIL RIGHTS AND ADVOCACY

American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)  Promotes equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
The ARC - The largest national community-based organization advocating for and serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
Asian American Justice Center (AAJC)  Works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans, and build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
Association of MultiEthnic Americans (AMEA)
Children Now 
Disabilities Network of New York City
Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC)
Girls Inc. 
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR)
Little People of America - Providing support and information to people of short stature and their families. 
Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC) - Dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications, and broadband industries.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) - Primarily focused on the protection and enhancement of the civil rights of African Americans.
National Association of the Deaf 
National Council on La Raza (NCLR)  The largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States.
National Organization on Disability (NOD) 
TASH - Advocates for human rights and inclusion for people with significant disabilities and support needs.
The Tomas Rivera Policy Institute - Nonprofit, policy research organization researching key issues affecting Latino Communities

EDUCATIONAL AND SCHOLASTIC

Employment and Disability Institute - Cornell University Industrial and Labor Relations School
Institute for Women’s Policy Research - Conducts research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialog, and strengthen families, communities, and societies.
National Center on Disability & Journalism - Headquartered at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, the goal of the NCDJ is to provide support and guidance for journalists as they cover people with disabilities.
UCLA Library Committee on Diversity
WINDMILLS - Developed by the California Governor’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped (1981), the Windmills Program is a series of interactive modules designed to shatter attitudinal barriers to the employment of people with disabilities.