The UCLA and Ryerson University Center for Scholars & Storytellers SRCD Conference at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center Friday, June 24th, 2019 in Los Angeles.

Overview of the our Think Tank’s discussion topics.

Overview of the our Think Tank’s discussion topics.

Our team: (from left to right) Project Manager Yusra Farzan, Co-Director Dr. Colleen Russo Johnson, Founder and Executive Director Yalda T. Uhls, Chief Administrative Officer Louise Zeitzew, and Project Coordinator Caroline Fung, and Co-Director Kim Wilson (not pictured.

Our team: (from left to right) Project Manager Yusra Farzan, Co-Director Dr. Colleen Russo Johnson, Founder and Executive Director Yalda T. Uhls, Chief Administrative Officer Louise Zeitzew, and Project Coordinator Caroline Fung, and Co-Director Kim Wilson (not pictured.

President of Ellen Degeneres's company Jeff Kleeman (left) and Psychology graduate student Lee Lazar (right) before the day begins.

President of Ellen Degeneres's company Jeff Kleeman (left) and Psychology graduate student Lee Lazar (right) before the day begins.

UCLA Theatre, Film, and Television (TFT) students Matthew Johnson (left) and Mrittika Sarin (right) chatting about the day.

UCLA Theatre, Film, and Television (TFT) students Matthew Johnson (left) and Mrittika Sarin (right) chatting about the day.

Morning introductions: Businessman and Diplomat Frank Baxter (left) Psychology graduate student Gerald Higginbotham, M.A. (center) and TFT student Matthew Johnson (right).

Morning introductions: Businessman and Diplomat Frank Baxter (left) Psychology graduate student Gerald Higginbotham, M.A. (center) and TFT student Matthew Johnson (right).

Kicking off the day with a presentation by CSS Founder and Executive Director Yalda T. Uhls.

Kicking off the day with a presentation by CSS Founder and Executive Director Yalda T. Uhls.

Northwestern’s Chair and Professor of communication Dr. Ellen Wartella.

Northwestern’s Chair and Professor of communication Dr. Ellen Wartella.

CSS’s Project Manager Yusra Farzan introducing herself during speed dating groups.

CSS’s Project Manager Yusra Farzan introducing herself during speed dating groups.

Netflix Jill Sanford engaging in group discussion on developing positive character strengths in youth media.

Netflix Jill Sanford engaging in group discussion on developing positive character strengths in youth media.

Business and Diplomat Frank Baxeter (left) with CSS Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls (right).

Business and Diplomat Frank Baxeter (left) with CSS Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls (right).

Group photo time! Thank you to everyone who attended our 2nd Think Tank!

Group photo time! Thank you to everyone who attended our 2nd Think Tank!

Group discussion on gender roles for boys with Writer and producer Sascha Paladino (left), independent producer Stefanie Huie (center left), Vice President, Standards & Practices at Disney ABC Television Group Kelly Delap (center right), and Professor at UCLA, screenwriter and director George Huang (right).

Group discussion on gender roles for boys with Writer and producer Sascha Paladino (left), independent producer Stefanie Huie (center left), Vice President, Standards & Practices at Disney ABC Television Group Kelly Delap (center right), and Professor at UCLA, screenwriter and director George Huang (right).

Speed dating group introductions.

Speed dating group introductions.

Executive Producer of Activism at Anonymous Content Bedonna Smith (left) with CSS Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls (right).

Executive Producer of Activism at Anonymous Content Bedonna Smith (left) with CSS Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls (right).

UCI’s Dr. Candice Odgers (left) with CSS Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls (right).

UCI’s Dr. Candice Odgers (left) with CSS Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls (right).

Chief Innovation Officer at Westside Children’s Center Marianne Guilfoyle (left) with CSS Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls (right).

Chief Innovation Officer at Westside Children’s Center Marianne Guilfoyle (left) with CSS Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls (right).

CSS Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls (left) and Senior VP of Creative for Sony Pictures Animation Jenny Marchick (right) discussing mental health in youth television

CSS Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls (left) and Senior VP of Creative for Sony Pictures Animation Jenny Marchick (right) discussing mental health in youth television

Director of Research at the USC Performance Science Institute Benjamin Houltberg (left) and UCLA Professor-in-Residence Dr. Fuligni (right) in group discussion on positive character strengths.

Director of Research at the USC Performance Science Institute Benjamin Houltberg (left) and UCLA Professor-in-Residence Dr. Fuligni (right) in group discussion on positive character strengths.

Psychology and TFT grad students with Dr. Yalda T. Uhls.

Psychology and TFT grad students with Dr. Yalda T. Uhls.

Executive Director Deb Levine presenting about the Center for the Developing Adolescent.

Executive Director Deb Levine presenting about the Center for the Developing Adolescent.

Rutgers Professor Dafna Lemish presenting highlights from the  Landscape of Children’s TV in the US .

Rutgers Professor Dafna Lemish presenting highlights from the Landscape of Children’s TV in the US.

Scholars and storytellers listening to Carolyn Lertzman (Disney) discuss Foster Care

Scholars and storytellers listening to Carolyn Lertzman (Disney) discuss Foster Care

(from left to right) USC lecturer in communication Laurel Felt, UCSB Associate Professor Maryam Kia-Keating, Manager of the Center for Youth Mental Health and of Community Partnerships at Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Vicki Harrison, and CSS Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls.

(from left to right) USC lecturer in communication Laurel Felt, UCSB Associate Professor Maryam Kia-Keating, Manager of the Center for Youth Mental Health and of Community Partnerships at Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Vicki Harrison, and CSS Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls.

University of Oregon’s Dr. Nicholas Allen (left), CSS Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls (center), and UCLA Professor-in-Residence Dr. Fuligni (right).

University of Oregon’s Dr. Nicholas Allen (left), CSS Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls (center), and UCLA Professor-in-Residence Dr. Fuligni (right).

Scholars & storytellers discussing developing positive character strengths in youth entertainment.

Scholars & storytellers discussing developing positive character strengths in youth entertainment.

Executive at Foundation at Creative Artists Agency Maddy Roth (left) discussing mental health in kids entertainment with USC lecturer Laurel Felt (right).

Executive at Foundation at Creative Artists Agency Maddy Roth (left) discussing mental health in kids entertainment with USC lecturer Laurel Felt (right).

Unconscious Bias, Inclusion, & Equity group worksheet.

Unconscious Bias, Inclusion, & Equity group worksheet.

Speed Dating time!

Speed Dating time!

CSS Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls (left) with Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Participant Media Lynn Hirshfield (right).

CSS Founder and Executive Director Dr. Yalda T. Uhls (left) with Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances at Participant Media Lynn Hirshfield (right).

Psychology graduate student Gerald Higgenbottom talking about CSS’s upcoming white paper on inclusion/unconscious bias and equity.

Psychology graduate student Gerald Higgenbottom talking about CSS’s upcoming white paper on inclusion/unconscious bias and equity.

Business Development Director and Creative Producer Isabelle Thomas sharing her thoughts with the group on inclusion and unconscious bias in youth content.

Business Development Director and Creative Producer Isabelle Thomas sharing her thoughts with the group on inclusion and unconscious bias in youth content.

Youtube Kids Mac Malik (left), USC Adjunct Professor Dr. Uhalde, and Creative Development Executive at Apple Dianna Lau (right) in a laughter filled group discussion.

Youtube Kids Mac Malik (left), USC Adjunct Professor Dr. Uhalde, and Creative Development Executive at Apple Dianna Lau (right) in a laughter filled group discussion.

Photos by Danny Moloshok Moloshok Photography, Inc. danny@molophoto.com www.molophoto.com

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