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DEI Committee: In Honor of Pride Month and Juneteenth

A Message from the AFM Local 47 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee:

The DEI Committee applauds the national effort to celebrate Pride Month and Juneteenth. Juneteenth affords us the opportunity commemorate the emancipation of enslaved black Americans. Pride Month is our chance to acknowledge our LGBTQ+ community.

Our support of these celebrations represent the kind of freedoms that must be a part of our workplace and private lives.

– The DEI Committee

July 2021 Overture Online: Celebrating Freedom

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Celebrating Freedom

United States celebrates Juneteenth holiday

Major New Arts Complex Coming to Hollywood

The Actors Fund’s Hollywood Arts Collective project will bring affordable housing and performing arts center


Musicians share what makes them proud AFM 47 members

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Celebrating Juneteenth

June 19 is now Juneteenth National Independence Day, a U.S. federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. 

The bipartisan bill was signed into law on Thursday by President Biden, making Juneteenth is the first holiday to be approved since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established in 1983. Continue reading