QCCA in association with Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center presents:
Reels of Resistance: Film IS Social Justice Activism – A Panel Presentation by QWOCMAP
Saturday, May 22nd, 5PM
Rainbow Room, SF LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street, SF
(415) 865-5555, California
Weaving galvanizing films with history, Reels of Resistance illustrates the ways in which art has always been a source of cultural resistance and cultural renewal for LGBTQ communities 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.