Angela Polk, Program Manager Community Development; Ford Motor Company Fund presents the check for $10,000 to Emmy Award winning journalist Shaun Robinson’s S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls at the “13th Annual Hollywood Bureau Symposium”. The Foundation empowers young women through grants to support STEM education, the arts, and healthy lifestyle choices. (l-r) Emmy Award winning journalist Shaun Robinson; founder, S.H.A.U.N. Foundation for Girls, Cornell William Brooks, President/CEO NAACP and Angela Polk, Program Manager of Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund.

Pamela Alexander, Director of Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund, was proud to reunite again with the NAACP Hollywood Bureau Symposium, as it brings vital information to those persons aspiring careers in the entertainment industry.

(Los Angeles, CA) – Ford Motor Company Fund returned as Presenting Sponsor of the 13th Annual NAACP Hollywood Bureau Symposium, entitled – Pictures, Power, Progress: Pathways to Inclusion. The panels focused on key issues impacting the lack of diversity and inclusion within the entertainment industry. Shaun Robinson, former host of NBC’s Access Hollywood, moderated of the impressive list of panelists that included: Cornell William Brooks, President/CEO, NAACP; David White, National Executive Director, SAG/AFTRA; Actor Mykelti Williamson, ABC’s Designated Survivor; Frank Gonzales, Executive In Charge of Diversity Programs, DCA; Carl Seaton, PGA; Michelle Amor, Co-Chair, Committee of Black Writers, WGAw; Deborah Calla, Chair PGA Diversity Committee, PGA; Charles Howard, Chair, PGA Diversity Committee, PGA; and Consuelo Flores, Director, Policy Strategy, & Analysis, EEO & Diversity, SAG/AFTRA.

About NAACP Hollywood Bureau Symposium

The 13th Annual NAACP Hollywood Bureau Symposium creates a framework to provide a platform for established, prominent African American leaders to share their views and place a spotlight on current-day issues impacting people of color in the entertainment community. This national dialogue, will take place in a business-like environment conducive for advocates, opinion leaders, corporate executives, and industry experts to exchange ideas and develop roadmaps for solutions.

About Ford Motor Company Fund

Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services works with community and global partners to advance driving safety, education and community life. Ford Motor Company Fund has operated for more than 65 years with ongoing funding from Ford Motor Company. Ford Driving Skills for Life is free, interactive, hands-on safety training focused on skill development and driving techniques, while addressing inexperience, distractions and impaired driving. Innovation in education is encouraged through Ford Blue Oval Scholars, Ford Next Generation Learning and other inspiring programs that enhance high school learning and provide college scholarships and university grants. The Ford Volunteer Corps enlists more than 30,000 Ford employees and retirees each year to work on local projects that strengthen their communities and improve people’s lives in more than 40 countries around the world. For more information, visit community.ford.com.

PHOTO CREDIT: Louis “Kengi” Carr

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