X Boundaries to address diversity gap in media and entertainment
This year’s X-Boundaries event will address diversity in television, music, film and other media. Over the past decade the lack of diversity in the entertainment world has drawn the attention of the public. Gross disparity in pay for women actors, the scarcity of Asian-, African-, and Latin-American leaders throughout the boardrooms and executive suites of the music industry have prompted people to speak out for equity.
Presented by College of the Pacific and the Conservatory of Music, “See Us. Hear Us: Addressing the Diversity Gap in Media and Entertainment” will bring leaders from television, music, film, law and politics to University of Pacific’s Stockton campus to discuss diversity issues in-depth. Pacific students will have the extraordinary opportunity to talk with these leaders and share their impressions during breakout sessions.
“Film, television and the music industries have similar barriers. Our students, who will soon work in those industries, are looking forward to hearing about diversity issues from the speakers who are actually working to change the status quo,” said Media X chair Kevin Pontuti.
See Us. Hear Us: Addressing the Diversity Gap in Media and Entertainment
Date: Friday, Feb. 28, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (drop-in participation welcome)
Place: DUC Ballroom
Free and open to all Pacific students, faculty and staff
Register at Eventbrite to reserve your space. Lunch provided.
Madeline Di Nonno , CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Di Nonno heads the institute’s research and advocacy efforts which have reported the pervasive gender bias present throughout mainstream media and culture. The institute has raised awareness and empowered many media professionals to take a proactive role in reducing and eliminating such bias.
Carrie Petr, Vice President of Student Life at University of the Pacific.
A passionate advocate for the college student experience, Petr supports
the co-curricular life of students.