Sistah Sinema: “Money Matters” - Buy tickets online here

“Money Matters” is a feature length film exploring many of the difficulties facing queer youth of color. Watch the trailer here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFfRt-0U4To

At the heart of the picture is a strong and complicated mother/daughter dynamic. Actress Aunjanue Ellis plays Pamela, the mother, a troubled soul dealing with abusive relationships and a sordid past that was populated with drug use and prostitution. Still fighting every day, she has been committed to giving her daughter Monique “Money” Matters (Terri Abney) a better opportunity than she had.

Introspective and socially awkward, Abney has a defiant but loving relationship with her mother who has turned to a religious mania in the search for strength.  But her primary journey is one of self-discovery, just who is she and where does she fit in?

The post movie discussion will be moderated by Colette Winlock. Colette began as Executive Director of Health and Human Resource Education Center in 2010. She was the Project Director of the Black Women’s Media Project for several years and was one of the project’s founders in 1997. Under Colette’s leadership, BWMP created magazines, media campaigns, and an unprecedented series of self-care retreats for men and women in the African American community called “Be Still.”

ABOUT SISTAH SINEMA

Sistah Sinema was created to showcase the nuances of Queer Women of Color culture. It is hoped that the movies will serve as a vehicle to foster honest dialogue on struggles and opportunities unique to Queer Women of Color. While discussion will focus on Queer Women of Color, all members of the Queer community are invited to attend.

Sistah Sinema started in Seattle, WA in early 2011 and expanded to Cleveland in 2012, and shows currently in over 10 cities across the country and in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Join us at SoleSpace for Cold Lampin’ the closing reception of our mega-popular Lady Warriors group show “Til Death Do Us Part.” FREE

With Live Musical Performances by:

::: Kanetic Source http://thatsthatsaucemusic.com/
::: Ultramonk9 http://www.ultramonk.net/ultramonk-9
::: Plus more to be announce!!!!

Zine & Art Vendors Include:
::: Deadeyes Black Futurist https://www.facebook.com/deadeyes1
::: Femone https://www.facebook.com/rachel.r.payne
::: Nick Francis https://www.facebook.com/nickfrancisillustration
::: Trinidad Escobar https://www.facebook.com/triescobar?fref=ts

PLUS last Issue of “Til Death Do Us Part” Zine Release with new artists and contributors!!!

Masks are encouraged :)

 

Cold Lampin'

Sistah Sinema: Celebrating Black Lesbian Motherhood
Saturday July 19th at 7:30pm
Buy tickets online here

Inspired by the lives of Audre Lorde and StaceyAnn Chin, Sistah Sinema compiled this collection of shorts celebrating Black Lesbian motherhood.

We will publish photobooks with images and narratives of our favorite Black Lesbian moms. Submit your image and story to “infoATsistahsinema.com.” Net proceeds from pre-sales will benefit the Social Justice Fund.

About July’s Films

If She Grows Up Gay: A blue collar African American mother talks about her pregnancy and raising her daughter with her lesbian lover.

Brooklyn’s Bridge to Jordan by Tina Mabry: After losing her life partner in a car accident, a woman with a buried secret must not only fight to keep the couples’ estranged teenage son from her partner’s intolerant brother, but rebuild her and the son’s troubled relationship. Trailer: http://vimeo.com/8351823

Crossover by Tina Mabry: In a future where schools are segregated by economic status, a struggling mother must decide whether to sell her own organs to give her children a better education.Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anTTR4s8Ryg

ABOUT SISTAH SINEMA

Sistah Sinema was created to showcase the nuances of Queer Women of Color culture. It is hoped that the movies will serve as a vehicle to foster honest dialogue on struggles and opportunities unique to Queer Women of Color. While discussion will focus on Queer Women of Color, all members of the Queer community are invited to attend.

Sistah Sinema started in Seattle, WA in early 2011 and expanded to Cleveland in 2012, and shows currently in over 10 cities across the country and in Kingston, Jamaica.SistahSinema_July14_Image

SOUL Summer Film Series presents
OUR FIGHTERS, OUR LIVING LEGACIES
Join SOUL on July 24th to watch an inspiring film of resistance…

THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI
THURSDAY JULY 24 8-10pm
Suggested donation $5-$25, No one turned away for lack of funds
Screening + Popcorn + Drinks

Co-sponsored by Black Organizing Project, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy, BAY-Peace and Iraq Veterans Against the War | San Francisco Chapter

Trials of Muhammad Ali

After Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali, converts to Islam and refuses to serve in the Vietnam War in opposition to US imperialism, he is banned from boxing and faces a five-year prison sentence.

“Finally we have a film that presents an honest, thorough excavation of Ali’s politics in the 1960s…[with] a bounty of new footage of Ali expressing his anti-war feelings in his own words.” -David Zirin

Make it Fresh! Creative Storytelling for the Urban Environment
Showcase & Celebration, Spring 2014

Hosted by Josh Healey & Erika Vivianna Céspedes
Music by DJLN

FREE event!
(Limited Seating…so get there early!)

Sponsored by Movement GenerationMakeItFresh_Spring2014

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We’re not here to reinvent the wheel. We just want to put some spinners on it.

After an incredible show last fall, we’re back for another round to celebrate new voices, stories, and the art of resistance. All new performers, all new stories, all new mix of arts & activism to shake this crazy world up and make it fresh.

Movement Generation is currently leading an eight-week workshop for 20 emerging writers, activists, & all-star movement-builders to write, learn, and share their stories. Stories of our neighborhoods, our struggles, our place in this crazy, beautiful environment we call home.

Poems and songs, memories and manifestos…we have been writing & grinding & digging deep to tell our truest stories, and speak our dreams into existence. And now we are ready to share those creations with YOU!

Join us for this one-time-only performance showcase, where the newest Make it Fresh storytellers will share their new creations with the community.

Participants are coming from groups like: Forward Together, Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), Unite Here 2850, Brown Boi Project, Causa Justa, Anakbayan, & many more.

We use our stories to change the larger story towards justice and ecology. We talk about pollution AND poverty. Mother Earth AND Mac Dre. We have asthma in our lungs, joy in our hearts, and we’re ready to shout our stories to the world.

See you there.

https://www.facebook.com/events/638328216246509/

Celebrate CMJ director Malkia Cyril’s bday & support ongoing media justice work!

MACbdayFundraiser$40 is the ask, but all are welcome, even if you can’t pay.

8pm-10:00pm Family Time: Bring your kids and enjoy treats from Chef Yulanda, love shouts, and fun with Mac!

10:00pm -1:00am House Party: Turn it up and shake that thang it with hip hop, funk, old school and reggae from DJ Tim Diesel!