In my first few months, some Members have asked me tough questions about why we are doing this work. When these questions come up, here is what I have said: Workers’ rights are human rights. We know from our study that Members of color and women are underrepresented on the stage and get lower paying contracts when they do find work. Diversity and inclusion is a long-term problem that impacts us all. In fact, it’s systematic. If people of color and women don’t see characters and stories that reflect them or speak to their experiences on stage, then what does that mean for the future of our industry?