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We look forward to seeing you in-person at the NYC Marriott Marquis on October 12, 2022

The 2021 Walter Kaitz Foundation’s annual gathering is an opportunity for the media & entertainment industry to come together to acknowledge its ongoing advocacy, action, and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIb).

As communities across the US and the globe are demanding to have their humanity and their right to be recognized and acknowledged, we have seen an increasing demand for social justice that echoes the Civil Rights movement and marks America’s latest rebirth, the Renaissance of Identity. Regardless of whether the stigma, stereotypes, or lack of opportunities are linked to race or ethnicity, LGBTQ+ identity, country of origin, or being differently abled, what these forms of discrimination have in common is that they make people feel invisible and voiceless. Our theme, The Renaissance of Identity: Be Seen, Be Heard, Belong speaks to the idea of change.

As the media and entertainment industry’s national diversity advocate, the Walter Kaitz Foundation has the unique responsibility to know what is happening in the world when it comes to cultural and social shifts.  We understand that these changes may impact how diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives must evolve to best serve both employees and employers.

This year, we heard from this incredible lineup of speakers:Speaker Line Up for Kaitz Diversity Week Event

Thank you to every company and individual who has contributed already to our annual fundraising goals.  For those of you who want to contribute, you still have time to partner with us as we continue the important work of creating access and opportunities for talented people of all identities

The Walter Kaitz event takes place each year during the industry’s annual Diversity Week. Learn more about Diversity Week at www.diversityweek.com.


To become and Annual Sponsor and support the Walter Kaitz mission of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in media and entertainment, visit our Giving Page.


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