Hollywood show runners stand up for refugee families

Like so many of us, writer and showrunner Tanya Saracho of Vida, on Starz, was shocked at media images of refugee children separated from their families. Saracho decided to get her writer's room involved in raising money and helping to call attention to the issue. She then challenged show runner Gloria Calderón Kellett of One Day at a Time to do the same. She did and, since then, the duo has recruited many other writers rooms, who have stepped up with messages of love and support and financial donations, including Orange Is the New Black, Grey's Anatomy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and others. The writers and producers are raising money for RAICES, a Texas group working to help refugees. Read more about their efforts in Variety and Deadline.  And don't forget to find a march near you Saturday, June 30--wear white to show you care about all human beings, and watch Vida and One Day at a Time, which have LGBTQ and Latinx characters.