Petition to Marie Fink
Hire a QUALIFIED stunt performer to head SAG AFTRA's Stunt & Safety Department
David White National Executive Director SAG AFTRA 5757 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90036 Dear David White, Thank you for being such a gracious National Executive Director. We are so happy to have our stunt department back since the merger, but I regret to inform you that we are not happy with the way the department is operating. After much discussion within the stunt community, we have come to the decision that anyone you hire to serve as SAG-AFTRA's Head of the Stunt and Safety Department needs a minimum of 300 days on set, working on at least 30 different shows under union stunt contracts. There are many reasons we reached this conclusion, but at the end of the day, it is a matter of safety, not just for stunt people, but for the cast and crew who depend on SAG-AFTRA and stunt coordinators to keep them safe during filming. We understand members of SAG-AFTRA are not allowed by law to work as staff members for The Guild. To simplify your search, please see the list of candidates accompanying this letter who satisfy our needs and are also willing to give up their SAG-AFTRA membership to come work for you. Thank you for understanding our needs and making safety a top priority. Sincerely, Marie Fink Andy Armstrong Brady Romberg
Petition to Chicago Theater Community, Keisha Nickole, Matthew Pickett
Put "The African-American Experience: A Walk Through Time" on NATIONAL TOUR!
The African-American Experience: A Walk Through Time is an original musical production written by Alan R.H. Nettles. Nettles wrote the production when he was 13 years old, and it includes over 25 prominent black figures like Lucille Clifton, Langston Hughes, Fannie Lou Hamer, W.E.B. DuBois, Diana Ross, and more. Recently, he completed a revival of the show in collaboration with Community Academy of the Arts & Tennessee State University. The 1 night only event was met with a thunderous applause from the black community in Nashville, TN. The major consensus has been that a play such as this needs to tour the country. Children do not learn enough about Black American history in schools. The information isn't easily available. How can we expect our community to move forward without knowing from whence we came? It should be made accessible to communities all over the world. As stated in an interview with Cillea Houghton of Tennessee Tribune, "you see the stories of these historical characters evolve. We see their humanness. You see the progression in the African-American community and in the American community through this play from the beginning to the end of the show."
Petition to Roblox
Change ROBLOX Terms of Service regarding Audio Files
Recently, a change has been made to the Roblox Terms Of Service regarding audio files on roblox. This change will completely ruin some communities of friends on roblox who rely on the audios to have fun. They also learn about scripting and game development, and this can be taken away from them if we do not act now. This is a game, and without the audio files, player levels will drop and communities and friendships will end.
Petition to Portland Parks and Recreation
Reclaim IFCC for the Black community of Northeast Portland!
The Black performing arts community of Portland has been stifled. Black artists have been separated and dispersed around the city. Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center or I.F.C.C., which used to be a hub for Black arts, has fallen woefully shy of its purpose. We at Epic Cultural Collective would like to return the IFCC building to its intended purpose and build within it an ecosystem of Black artists. From visual to the performing arts such as dance and drama, our purpose at the Collective is to transform the communities of NE Portland through accessible art and technical education, and of course, high quality performing arts and cultural programming. This petition represents the voices of those who believe that NE portland should reclaim the IFCC for its intended use of supporting and providing consistent high-quality programming that represents people of the African diaspora.