Actors' Equity Association has concluded its first-ever convention, from April 25 to 27.
Because it is not yet safe to convene in person, the delegates met remotely to recommend policy for the future of the union in accordance with the convention's theme: "Equity: Solidarity in a New Era," as well as to attend breakout sessions to learn more as member leaders and hear from guest speakers.
Guest speakers included AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler, RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum, and Fedrick C. Ingram and Zach Law Ingram. Federick serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of Teachers and is a music teacher. Zach Law Ingram is an Equity member and choreographer who began his own company, 6 o'Clock Dance Theatre, in January of 2014. Equity President Kate Shindle and Executive Director Mary McColl also addressed the delegates.