Meet the Activist: Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project
REELS OF RESISTANCE
Thursday, August 19th
3:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM PT
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Weaving galvanizing films with history, QWOCMAP illustrates the ways in which art has always been a source of cultural resistance and cultural renewal for communities of color, especially LGBTQ people of color.
Art has often been the only voice that marginalized communities have had to declare their humanity. Artists have documented, shaped, defined and informed movements for change, and queers artists on the cutting edge of the LGBTQ movement are one of the keys to liberation. From Ghost Dancers to revolutionary Mexican corridos to Civil Rights era SNCC Freedom Singers to queer filmmakers like Marlon Riggs and Pratibha Parmar, presenters will illustrate that art IS activism.
For those able to join us in the office, the presentation will be followed by a meet and greet with Kebo Drew and Madeleine Lim of QWOCMAP.
116 E. 16th Street, 7th Floor [map
New York, NY
(212) 529-8021 x822
The Astraea office is wheelchair accessible.
If you would like assistance entering the building please call the number above.
QWOCMAP promotes the creation, exhibition and distribution of new films and videos that increase the visibility of queer women of color, authentically reflect their life stories, and address the vital social justice issues that concern their communities. This longtime Astraea grantee offers free 16-week digital video workshops, producing 30 new films each year. QWOCMAP also holds film screenings in collaboration with community-based organizations; organizes panels; and hosts an Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. [more about QWOCMAP]
Meet the Activist is a series of roundtable discussions hosted by Astraea as a means to connect grantee partners with supporters in a first-hand and in-depth manner. All events are available both in-person or via a call-in and are recorded for possible future broadcast. Dont miss this in-depth look at art and resistance, and stay tuned to hear from Astraea grantee partners from all over the world.