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2020 Western Region Convention
March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
About this Event
Welcome to the registration portal for this year’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Western Region Convention! We will convene at the Westin Los Angeles Airport located at 5400 W. Century Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90045.
This year, our theme is “Alpha in Action” and accordingly, we would like to celebrate the tremendous contributions of African Americans in the field of visual arts including: filmmakers, producers, editors, and videographers; copywriters, casting directors, writers, costume and set designers.
While we are both gracious and appreciative of African Americans and other diverse representation “on the screen;” We would like to demonstrate appreciation for those who contribute to the industry behind the scenes.
As outlined by the website, “The Opportunity Agenda,” the imaging that is portrayed powerfully shapes the ability of individuals and communities to receive fair and equal justice. Politicians, prosecutors, police, juries, and everyday people are influenced not only by the facts reported in stories, but also by the images, labels, framing, and narratives that those stories convey. Decades of research reveal a persistent trend of distorted media depictions of Black men and boys that contribute to negative stereotypes, inequitable treatment, and unequal opportunity in areas ranging from employment, to education as well as policing and sentencing.
As we celebrate and encourage more diverse inclusion within the industry, we will hopefully, help positively impact this area of concern.