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Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Kevin Feige, Marvel, Alan Horn, Bob Iger, Kathleen Kennedy, Walt Disney

Marvel Studios, Give the Latino community a live action superhero movie too!

 While I’m completely elated for the black community on having this defining milestone with the revolutionary movie Black Panther, it also completely saddens me because it forces you to open your eyes on the other minorities being left behind and completely overlooked. Specifically for me, the Latino community. It saddens me that my kids and all the other kids in the Latino community do not have a superhero they can identify with in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We have only been constantly represented as dirty,lazy, gang-bangers/criminals, cleaners, and landscapers by Hollywood for lack of roles. That’s just not all of the Latino community. Unfortunately the heroes that are hispanic have always been white washed and/or casted by white actors or always just sidekicks to the sidekicks in Hollywood movies. I don’t want to take any of the positivity that Black Panther is creating because it truly is pathing the way for other minority communities to be heard. Our kids deserve to believe they can save the world, go on exciting adventures or accomplish the impossible too. We need a new live action superhero movie that illustrates a latino person that’s out there doing something positively amazing, something that they can look up to regardless of what society has prematurely branded them. We need something to give our kids something to look up to and say “hey maybe we can do something more than what we see around us.” Give the Latino community a live action Latino Superhero movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, not just another supporting role!   Aunque estoy completamente eufórico por la comunidad negra por tener este hito decisivo con la revolucionaria película Black Panther, también me entristece por completo porque te obliga a abrir los ojos a las otras minorías que quedan atrás y que pasan por alto por completo. Específicamente para mí, la comunidad latina. Me entristece que mis hijos y todos los demás niños de la comunidad latina no tengan un superhéroe con el que puedan identificarse en el universo cinematográfico de Marvel. Solo nos han representado constantemente como holgazanes, holgazanes, delincuentes, limpiadores y jardineros pandilleros por Hollywood por falta de roles. Eso no es solo toda la comunidad latina. Desafortunadamente, los héroes que son hispanos siempre han sido blanqueados y / o lanzados por actores blancos o siempre solo como compinches con los compinches de las películas de Hollywood. No quiero tomar ninguna de las cosas positivas que Black Panther está creando porque realmente está allanando el camino para que se escuche a otras comunidades minoritarias. Nuestros niños merecen creer que pueden salvar el mundo, seguir emocionantes aventuras o lograr lo imposible también. Necesitamos una nueva película de superhéroes de acción en vivo que ilustre a una persona latina que está haciendo algo increíblemente positivo, algo que puedan admirar independientemente de lo que la sociedad les haya calificado prematuramente. Necesitamos algo para darles a nuestros hijos algo que admirar y decir "ojalá podamos hacer algo más de lo que vemos a nuestro alrededor". Dele a la comunidad latina una película de Superhéroes latinos en acción en el Universo cinematográfico Marvel, no solo otro apoyo ¡papel!

April Villada
104 supporters
Update posted 3 months ago

Petition to USC School of Cinematic Arts, Dean Elizabeth Daley, Vice Dean Akira Lippit, Cinema and Media Studies Chair Anikó Imre

Remove Bryan Singer's Name from the USC School of Cinematic Arts

We, the students of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, are formally requesting that Bryan Singer’s name be removed from our Division of Cinema and Media Studies. It is completely unacceptable that this prestigious department within our school still carries the name of Bryan Singer, a man accused multiple times of sexual harassment, assault, and pedophilia. Despite Singer’s philanthropic work for SCA, having his name attached to a division of the School of Cinematic Arts gives the impression that we, both as an institution and as members of the entertainment industry, value his financial contributions over the safety, respect and future of students. It sets a precedent of lenience for sexual criminals and further undermines the visibility and respect that victims of harassment and assault deserve. Sexual harassment and assault are prevalent issues in Hollywood, the entertainment industry, and the American workplace as a whole, and they require action to catalyze change, little by little. By continuing to associate Mr. Singer’s name with our university, USC is openly supporting a man who has been publicly accused of reprehensible sexual misconduct. As USC students and alumni, we hold ourselves to a standard of respect, and the SCA administration’s actions are not representative of that standard. We applaud USC and SCA for refusing Harvey Weinstein’s donation; however, this division name change is overdue, and it is a gross administrative error that it has been allowed to remain. It is only consistent with our institutional morality to make this change.   As students of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, we implore Dean Elizabeth Daley and the appropriate administration to change the name of the Bryan Singer Division of Cinema & Media Studies to simply the SCA Division of Cinema & Media Studies. Our university should promote education, respect, and consent, as well as prepare its students to be model members of the USC and entertainment communities, and this continued relationship with Mr. Singer publicly negates those values. With all due respect, The Students of the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.     Adrian Vega-Albela Osorio, Division of Film and Television Production Emily Halaka, Division of Animation and Digital Arts           Ben Montez, Division of Cinema and Media Studies Jennifer Smart, Division of Cinema and Media Studies Tara Shivkumar, Division of Writing for Screen and Television Carolyn DiLoreto, Division of Media Arts + Practice Bartow Weiss, Division of Interactive Media and Games  

Emily Halaka
4,450 supporters