Launch of Creators for Justice
and the Hire Black Database.
Coronavirus Happy Hour
First Digital Event on mental health during a pandemic with Dr. Charmain Jackman and David T. Hsu, hosted by Christina Wolfgram.
Founding of YEA! Impact,
a response-driven agency rooted in social justice.
#PayUpHollywood Town Hall
YEA! partnered with #PayUp and Scriptnotes Podcast for an open forum and candid conversation on Hollywood assistant wages. Featuring Liz Alper, Deirdre Mangan, John August, and YEA! co-founder Allison Begalman. Check out the recorded conversation here!
A conversation on the intersections of healting and social justice with Maria Egan, Lauren Nwankpa, and Marya Bangee. Hosted by Andy Riemer.
Angela Robinson Town Hall
Featuring Alex Kondracke and Elegance Bratton, the discussion focused on desegregating liberal spaces and using access to Hollywood to get out the vote.
First Event: Homeless Lunchmaking with a discussion led by Imagine LA and Everyone in LA.
Hollywood Climate Summit
In partnership with NYULA and Variety, this event activating young professionals around climate storytelling and justice. Featuring 40+ speakers included Scott Z. Burns, Kendrick Sampson, Pamela Adlon, Jamie Margolin, AJR and many more.
Reimagining Human Rights
Panel and series of workshops on how entertainment can be a catalyst for human rights. Featuring Tanya Saracho, Kasi Lemmons, Bonnie Abaunza, Jarina De Marco, and many more!
2020 Messaging Town Hall
YEA! and NYULA held a conversation about the power of persuasion in content creation followed by multiple workshops. Featuring Amy Ziering, Julie Hermelin, Mukta Mohan, Souris Hong-Porretta, and John-Paul Bernbach.
Hosted at Netflix with 250+ attendees, the main panel featured top queer leaders like Alia Shawkat and Margaret Cho, moderated by Jill Soloway, followed by 8 workshops that gave young entertainment professionals tools to increase queer representation from their desks. Post-event, assistants organized at their companies in ways such as including pronouns in email signatures and crew lists.
Billy Ray & Gregg Hurwitz Town Hall
First town hall with 100+ young people on how to talk to people you disagree with.
YEA! sent its first newsletter filled with events for young activists in Hollywood!