Saturday, May 12, 2012

Panel Discussion at the Queer Women of Color Film Festival - To Have and to Hold: LGBTQ People of Color and Same-Sex Marriage (SF)

Post date: Saturday, May 12, 2012
Date: 9 June 2012 (4pm)

Join our Panel Discussion about the ways that people of color say "I Do" and "I Don't" to same-sex marriage. LGBTQ rights cannot be divorced from racial justice, but that was precisely the goal of Prop 8 proponents, who used racism to promote homophobia. The aftermath of that bitter battle was the consummation of a singular focus on legislation that pit potential allies against one another. Yet for LGBTQ people of color living at the intersections, these debates are about more than traditions and institutions. They are about which kinds of relationships, families, and love deserve recognition. This intergenerational panel envisions the ways that LGBTQ people of color advocate for social justice and our human rights beyond simple legislation, through an affirmation of our families, cultures, ethnicities, and histories.

Reception and doors open: 3pm

Venue: Novellus Theater at YBCA, 700 Howard at Third St, SF

ABOUT THE QUEER WOMEN OF COLOR FILM FESTIVAL

The Queer Women of Color Film Festival is held every year in June in San Francisco and features films that address the vital social justice issues that concern women of color and our communities, authentically reflect our life stories, and build community through art and activism. Enjoy the creativity of emerging media artists who are Asian/Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Chicana/Latina, Native American and Mixed-Race lesbians, same-gender loving, bisexual, queer, questioning women, and genderqueer, gender non-conforming, transgender folks.

Now in its eighth year, the Festival started in June 2003 in one room at the San Francisco's LGBT Community Center with a free screening that drew standing-room-only crowds. In 2005, the packed annual film screenings expanded into the 1st Annual Queer Women of Color Film Festival. In 2007, we expanded into the 375-seat Brava Theater. This year the festival has expanded again, moving to the 757-seat Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The Film Festival is still free thanks to generous grants, donors and partners; includes free refreshments provided by local restaurants and businesses; and features an exciting panel and/or performance each year.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

For inquiries: festival@qwocmap.org

Website: http://www.qwocmap.org
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