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: http://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/227950) Original KRON-TV reporter Valerie Dickerson interviewed Judge Armstrong about her pioneering career in 2016, reuniting them on-camera after 46 years (link https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv/bundles/230799) Courtesy: Bay Area TV Archive (link:https://diva.sfsu.edu/collections/sfbatv )

Advocacy Committee

AMIA’s Advocacy Committee was transitioned to a Board Committee in 2018.

 

The Advocacy Committee strives to develop AMIA’s advocacy role, determining for what, when and how AMIA should make its voice heard – and, conversely, when it should stay silent – in order to increase public awareness and assert the principles and standards of moving image archiving.

The Advocacy Committee discerns and assesses issues on which an AMIA stance is needed, and prepares and recommends appropriate statements, strategies and courses of action to the Board of Directors. As appropriate, it collaborates with other AMIA Committees and with other professional organizations in these tasks.