Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Join NNIRR at the 7th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival

Join NNIRR at the 7th Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival | June 10-12, 2011 in S.F.


May 27, 2011

QWOCMAP Community Partners


Dearest gigs,

2 weeks or 14 days or 336 hours to go!

QWOCMAP and our Community Partners are hard at work (cause it's sexy) to bring you the 7th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. As we count down each moment, we want to celebrate these phenomenal collaborators!



Take Root

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QWOCMAP is deeply rooted in our community and we draw on this strength to create change.

With the light of our Community Partners, QWOCMAP has taken root, grown and blossomed into beauty for queer women, genderqueer and transgender people of color.

We are thrilled with our deepening partnership with the fabulous folks at the Lesbian Health & Research Center (LHRC). For QWOCMAP and LHRC, health is more than the absence of disease, it is “complete physical, mental and social well-being.” Yet current conversations about health and healthcare ignore structural issues and then shame and blame us for “lifestyle diseases” (see ColorLines article about Oprah dissing diabetics).

Premiering this year is the first in a series of jointly-produced PSAs that show us why our health is a social justice issue. The PSA encourages us to become the experts on our own bodies as we lead active and healthy lives as we define and articulate them.

Besides, reclaiming our bodies and being healthy is a big F*%K YOU to homophobic, transphobic, racist, sexist, ageist, ableist bigots and institutions!

The PSA features celeb-babes like Miss Major from Community Partner TGI Justice Project (TGIJP)
, so check it out!


2011 QWOCFF - The Gift Of FamilyWe also want to honor our HOMEGROWN GIFTS, a screening that features the world premiere of The Gift of Family.

The film, produced in collaboration between QWOCMAP Productions with Zuna Institute and NIA Collective, demonstrates the magically radical and innovative ways that Black lesbians reconstruct and queer the ways that families can look and function. After all, in the U.S., our Black and Latin@ brothers and sisters are more likely to be raising children.

Resisting oppressive tropes about Black motherhood, child-rearing and sexuality, these families embody the deep spirited resilience of Black activist legacies.

QWOCMAP is brimming with gratitude to our partners for their years of support and collaboration. We are extremely thankful for the spirit-nourishing opportunity to work with them to create art that articulates the rich and rarely recognized dazzle of Black lesbian moms.


qwocmap community partners 2008With tenacious devotion, QWOCMAP works to create spaces that celebrate and explore all of the intersections of our individual and communal identities. Community Partner organizations join with QWOCMAP to build community, nurture art and create social justice, through fun, belly-rumbling laughter and hard, sexy, collaborative work. This year, we have 32 marvelous Community Partners and co-presenters to thank for our FREE 7th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.

This has allowed our organization to truly blossom into something that brings joy and healing. Or, in other words, it can "heal what ails ya."

Volunteers Are Sexy!

When you come to our 7th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival, please take a moment to thank these bad-ass volunteer babes! Just about everything is made possible through their commitment and sexy, hard work.


DSC_3136Salsa Sunday, it's super SABROSO!

Get inspired by Carnaval SF and come dancing with l@s QWOCMAPer@s!

Salsa Sunday
May 29
1 to 6pm
Casa Sanchez
2778 24th St, SF

Across the street from Brava!

Donations support the 7th annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival.

Check Carnaval street closures and take BART or MUNI!

Re-SISTER: Canyon Sam

Canyon_med_bwamazing QWOCFF volunteers! elisa & kiki 2QWOCMAP logo- 300dpiAward-winning author, performance artist, and screenwriter Canyon Sam will be joining our Thinkers & Troublemakers panel on Saturday, June 11 at 1:00pm. We are excited to welcome this firebrand, who has been active in human rights movements for Tibet, as well as the Asian American and lesbian communities since the 1970s. This hot happening is not to be missed!

Phenomenal Collaborators!

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QWOCMAP - Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

59 Cook Street

San Francisco, California 94118-3310


(415) 752-0868



Queer Women of Color Film Festival - 2008 Best of the Bay Winner!

Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) creates, exhibits and distributes new films that authentically reflect the lives of queer women of color and address the vital social justice issues that concern multiple communities. Our vision nurtures queer women of color filmmakers as artist-activist leaders to create systemic change through art, activism and community building.

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