Free Film, Black./Womyn, Allen Auditorium May 12, 6pm
Please forward! Many thanks!
From: Angelica Johnson
On Thursday, May 12 at 6pm, the Q Center’s Library will show two AWESOME documentaries at the Allen Auditorium:
Black./Womyn.Conversations with Lesbians of African Descent by Tiona McClodden
black./womyn.:conversations… is a feature-length documentary focusing on the lives and views of lesbians of African descent from various backgrounds. The documentary is structured by interviews-”conversations”-the director had with each of the women. It features candid interviews with black lesbian women discussing coming out, sexuality and religion, love and relationships, marriage, patriarchy, visibility in media, discrimination and homophobia, activism, gender identity, Black lesbian youth and elders, balancing gender/race/sexuality, and, finally, what it means to call oneself a Black lesbian today. black./womyn.:conversations…is a piece that provokes honest, progressive dialogue and critical thinking among people in general-and Black lesbians in particular-about how Black lesbians are viewed and affected by society. black./womyn.:conversations… features interviews with close to 50 out, Black lesbians including Poet/Author Cheryl Clarke, Filmmaker/Activist Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Poet/Author Staceyann Chin, Filmmaker Michelle Parkerson, Artist Hanifah Walidah, Hip-Hop Duo KIN, and Author Fiona Zedde.
Acknowledging the Work of the Invisible Woman: Documenting Young Black Queer Women’s Activism in Chicago by Angelica Johnson
As a scholar of the Youth Leadership Institute at Affinity Community Services in Chicago from 2009-2010, I created a short documentary centered upon the activism work of young black lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women in Chicago. The purpose of this documentary is to expand the exposure of community members to the dynamic work of such women who are often invisible, and therefore unacknowledged for their great achievements in social justice efforts.
Affinity Community Services is a resource center for black lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women. Through educational, social, and community building programs, Affinity Community Services works to empower and increase the visibility of queer black women. Affinity Community Services developed the Youth Leadership Institute this year with the vision to train young black queer women in non-profit management and community organizing focused on bettering the lives of black lesbian, bisexual, and transgender women of Chicago, especially on the south and southwest side.
Please come out on May 12th!! Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126064914138157