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February Lunch & Learn: Creating & Supporting Affinity Groups

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Jackson County HHS Building

140 South Holly Street

Medford, OR 97501

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Please join Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Director of Equity, Sharifa Johka, and SO Health-E's Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion work group for:

Creating and Supporting Affinity Groups Within an Organization in Order to Create Safe Spaces, Equity, Support and an Anti-racist Environment

Lunch will be catered by Paisan's; please RSVP for this free event!


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Sharifa Johka
Director of Equity, OSF
Sharifa Johka is an independent producer with a strong background in feature film development and content acquisitions. Johka began her professional career working in Acquisitions & Co-Productions at New Line Cinema/Fine Line Features. During that time she was responsible for tracking film projects in all stages of development and production for worldwide distribution consideration. In addition, she was responsible for the management of all internal development and production projects for Fine Line Features. As an independent producer, Johka has credits that span the mediums of both feature film and broadcast television.

Ms. Johka is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she attended the prestigious School of Cinematic Arts and received a Student Academy Award for her compelling documentary, THE MIRROR LIED. In addition, she is a J. Paul Getty Arts Fellowship recipient and served as a producing mentor for Focus Feature’s Africa First Program for five years. Johka has also helmed film programming for the Urbanworld Film Festival (NY), American Film Institute’s AFI FEST (LA), and the Los Angeles Pan-African Film & Art Festival. Currently, Johka is working at the Tony Award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival where in addition to shepherding the careers of emerging directors, playwrights, designers, and producers through the FAIR program, she currently serves as the institution's inaugural Director of Equity and is charged with operationalizing the institution's values of equity by integrating those ideals with the institution's policy, practices, and culture.

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