Diversity in children’s media

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 7:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN), L105A

Join USC Annenberg for a panel with high-level executives from companies like Disney who have created programs such as Doc McStuffins, Elena of Avalor, and The Proud Family for a discussion about the importance of diversity in children’s media.


  • Chris Nee, Creator/Executive Producer of Doc McStuffins
  • Silvia Cardenas Olivas, Co-Executive Producer/Head Writer, Maya and the Three, and Story Editor, Elena of Avalor
  • Doreen Spicer Dannelly, Writer, The Proud Family, Jump In! and Random House book, Love Double Dutch!
  • Lisa Yee, author of 20+ novels for kids, including the DC Super Hero Girls series


  • Kirk Damato, CMA LA Founding Member, participant in the Jim Henson Company’s Diversity Puppeteer Training Initiative and former BuzzFeed Diversity Council member

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for an opportunity to network with professionals from the Children’s Media Association Los Angeles. The panel discussion will start at 7:30.

Register using the link below and use the promo code “USCDiversity” if you are affiliated with USC.