SAG-AFTRA Foundation Addressing Sexual Harassment Panel Discussion


As members of the Women in Arts and Media Coalition we have been invited to participate in the conversation around sexual harassment. Please see details below and make sure you RSVP.

The SAG-AFTRA FOUNDATION Invites you to:

Addressing Sexual Harassment:
Protection, Recourse, Recovery & Culture Change

Friday, November 17
7 PM
Robin Williams Center | 247 West 54th Street

Fear of addressing harassment is all too common among people working, or pursuing work, in the entertainment industry. Many worry about retaliation, ruptured relationships, and a tarnished reputation within a close-knit community. Such fears lead to second-guessing or excusing unacceptable behavior, and most often, silenced voices. The consequence of this silence can be severe and lasting. 
Join us in a safe space for an informational discussion with institutions and individuals to share information about your rights, protections, and available resources. We will also discuss strategies we can pursue to positively shift the culture of our industry, to support and uphold our fundamental right to be safe in our person and to be treated with dignity and respect.



Lillian Gallina 
LCSW Social Work Supervisor, Actors Fund

Adam Moore 
National Director, EEO & Diversity, SAG-AFTRA

Lowell Peterson 
Executive Director, Writers Guild of America East

Lydia Dean Pilcher
National VP Motion Pictures, Producers Guild of America 

Laura S. Schnell 
Attorney, Employment Law, Eisenberg & Schnell LLP

Cynthia Lopez – Moderator
Executive Producer, Creative Consultant & Indie Media Strategist
Former NYC Film Commissioner & co- EP POV

Please direct any questions to and write “Harassment” in the subject line.

Please note: NYWIFT is not managing the list for this event. Please do not contact the NYWIFT office to RSVP or to cancel. Please only use the contact email above.



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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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