Saundra Brown Armstrong training to become Oakland's first African American policewoman. She went on to become a Senior Judge in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and still presides over cases in the Oakland Federal Courthouse. (1970) Original 16mm, shot by Ch.4 KRON-TV can be viewed here (link: Original KRON-TV reporter Valerie Dickerson interviewed Judge Armstrong about her pioneering career in 2016, reuniting them on-camera after 46 years (link Courtesy: Bay Area TV Archive (link: )


AMIA is guided by its mission and its vision and operates and led by a volunteer Board of Directors.

As AMIA’s governing body, the Board sets strategic direction, provides necessary resources, and makes key decisions that the staff then implement to meet member needs.

In addition to its Board and staff, our leadership includes committees, task forces, and working groups, all working within our bylaws, policies, and governance manuals to further AMIA’s mission and vision.

Code of Ethics

AMIA, a collective of individuals, recognizes the diversity of its membership  and encourages each individual who acts as a custodian of our moving  image heritage to strive towards the following common goals …

Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

AMIA is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values, to be reflected in our membership and within the institutions and constituents we serve as stewards of our moving image heritage.  AMIA strives to cultivate an environment in which a multiplicity of voices are sought, listened to, and respected, and in which the development of cultural competence is a priority.

Code of Conduct

AMIA is strongly committed to the providing an environment of cooperation and collaboration among its members.  These values are central in our Mission, our Code of Ethics, and our Code of Conduct. This Code of Conduct reflects AMIA’s commitment to provide an environment in which diverse participants may learn, network and enjoy the company of colleagues in an environment of mutual human respect – in all spaces, including online, at events, in committee work, or list serves.