Presented by NPR’s Code Switch and produced by the Vilcek Foundation, Sara Ramirez sat down with Jeff Yang for this “Fresh on the Screen” interview, and spoke about growing up as an immigrant in southern California, her difficulty finding diverse roles, and working with Shonda Rhimes.
This week, Code Switch takes a look at the past and present of immigrants on TV with video profiles of a quartet of groundbreaking artists who are changing the game for how immigrants are depicted on the small screen. Read the intro essay for this package, “Fresh On The Screen: How TV Is Redefining Whom We Think Of As ‘American.’“
Thank you to the Vilcek Foundation, a New York based non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of immigrant contributions to the arts and sciences, for emailing us and letting us know about the wonderful work they do.
In the midst of the sisters’ dinner party, Maggie ditches her cooking duties to rush to the hospital. Meanwhile, April steps in to help cook as an attempt to avoid Jackson, and Arizona nervously waits to find out more about Callie’s new girlfriend.
The Point Foundation arms LGBT students with the ability to achieve their full potential with the assistance of different guidance facilities. Despite any obstacles that may stand in the way of individuals, like rejection from families, The Point Foundation strives to assist those in need.
The Point Foundation, or Point, are the largest scholarship-granting organisation for LGBTQ students of merit. They offer scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development and community service training.
Voices on Point will be presented by Caitlyn Jenner with musical performances by Sara Ramirez, Rayvon Owen, and Stacy Barthe. Other guests include Teri Polo from the Fosters and Amy Landecker.
By raising money and awareness with assistance from events like Voices on Point, The Point Foundation will be able to continue to assist students achieve a better future.
Read more about The Point Foundation here.
Sara will release a new song, Rollercoaster, on September 24th and you can pre-order the single and listen to the preview here.
— Sara Ramirez (@SaraRamirez) September 17, 2015
Are you excited? We are!
You can now pre-order and listen to a longer preview of Rollercoaster on iTunes! Just click here.
Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital springs into action to save the lives of two young girls whose powerful story will force some of the doctors to revisit the effects of bullying on their own pasts. Meanwhile, Meredith must adjust to changes at home with her new roommates while Bailey continues to fight for the Chief of Surgery position and Jackson prepares for April’s return to Seattle.
An extremely exciting introduction to September and the countdown to TGIT!
TvLine has shared a brand new promo staring the cast of Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How To Get Away With Murder.
In addition to this new promo, People Magazine, EW, and Essence have announced that they will be releasing exclusive Shondaland issues featuring interviews with cast members, a ladies edition and many more to be announced on September 3rd.
It was announced last year that Sara Ramirez was to attend the GreysCon organized by So Sweet Sensation in France. The convention has been rescheduled and unfortunately she is not longer going able to take part in the event. In place of her of her attendance, she has donated a generous amount to The Patrick Dempsey Center to show her support.
Then, it is with regret that we announce that Sara Ramirez can’t come anymore for the event dates for 2015. Unfortunately for professional reasons the actress can not get to the event. The actress very invests on charitable causes decided to donate $10,000 USD to PATRICK DEMPSEY FOUNDATION CENTER we support through our event. We thank her for her gesture that goes straight into the line of conduct our event which is a charity event.
The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing provides free support, education and integrative medicine services to anyone impacted by cancer. Thanks to donations like Sara’s make it possible for The Dempsey Center to provide free services to anyone impacted by cancer.