International Women's Day Recognition - Stunt Community Member - Zandara Kennedy
International Women's Day
- March 8th -
Wishing you a day that’s just like you, Amazing.
Recognizing Stunt Community Member:
Keep being Amazing Zandara!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Vancouver – March 5, 2021
The UBCP/ACTRA Women’s Committee names Zandara Kennedy and Sabrina Prada as International Women’s Day honourees, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the Union, the industry, and causes of social justice.
A celebration for International Women’s Day is being held for Union members on Sunday March 7th via Zoom. In a pandemic year that has magnified systemic and longstanding inequalities, with women and girls disproportionately affected by the crisis, UBCP/ACTRA is honouring two women this year, each who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes in service to our union and to women in our membership.
“These two women exemplify the very essence of what it means to promote a gender equal world and we are fiercely proud to recognize their achievements," said UBCP/ACTRA's first elected female President, Ellie Harvie.
"Sabrina has been volunteering for years in service to our union with both the Women's Committee and with the BC Federation of Labour. She has been persistently working towards dismantling the sexism and misogyny that continues to be an issue for women in the workplace, and specifically in our industry. As a stunt coordinator Zandara has been instrumental in helping to clear the path for women in the stunt community, a field in which women are largely underrepresented. She had a key role in organizing a successful stunt driving course that gave Indigenous, Black, and women of colour, valuable skills to help them succeed in this field. As a stunt coordinator, she ensures that more women are hired in stunts, thus expanding their career options and potential. It is a honour to name Zandara Kennedy and Sabrina Prada as UBCP/ACTRA International Women's Day Honorees for 2021,” said UBCP/ACTRA Women's Committee Chair Enid-Raye Adams.
The UBCP/ACTRA Women’s Committee encourages all members, of all genders, to participate in International Women’s Day events this year.
UBCP/ACTRA’s more than 7,000 Members are an integral part of the approximately 27,000 Performers who have come together to build ACTRA, the strongest Union of cultural workers in Canada.