The Congressional Caucus on Multicultural Media Announces Inaugural Media Summit in Conjunction with the National Urban League

May 24 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 24, 2017) – The Congressional Caucus on Multicultural Media announced today it will host its inaugural media summit in Washington, D.C in conjunction with the National Urban League. The summit will take place tomorrow, Thursday, May 25, 2017. The Multicultural Media Caucus is chaired by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (NY-09) and Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) and focuses on increasing diversity in media.

The summit will feature a panel discussion on the 2017 Hollywood Diversity Report, the fourth in a series of annual reports to examine relationships between diversity and the bottom line in the Hollywood entertainment industry. It considers the top 200 theatrical film releases in 2015 and 1,206 broadcast, cable, and digital platform television shows from the 2014-15 season in order to document the degree to which women and minorities are present in front of and behind the camera.

WHO:
· Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09)
· Congressman Tony Cárdenas (CA-29)
· Marc H. Morial, National Urban League (NUL) President and CEO
· Ryan Leslie, Recording Artist, Record Producer and Media Innovator
· Dr. Darnell Hunt, Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies and Professor of Sociology, UCLA
· Robin Harrison, Acting Director, NAACP Hollywood Bureau
· Ben Lopez, Executive Director, National Association of Latino Independent Producers
· David Porter, Executive Director, Walter Kaitz Foundation
· Kim Keenan, President and CEO, Multicultural Media, Telecom & Internet Council

WHAT: Multicultural Media Caucus Summit in Conjunction with the National Urban League

WHEN: May 25, 2017; 1:00 -3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Member’s Room
Jefferson Building—Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave, SE
Washington, DC 20540

RSVP: Attendee RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2qcuTXX
Press RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2qPZPvU

The Congressional Caucus on Multicultural Media is dedicated to issues related to the state of diversity and inclusion in the media and telecommunications industries. Promoting multicultural media and multi-interest participation is a core theme of the Caucus.

The National Urban League is a civil rights organization with the mission of enabling African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury | katterbury@nul.org | (202) 629-5750