On Give OUT Day, your gift will strike lighting twice in the same place...
No gift is too small.
Your gift QWOCMAP will be DOUBLED on GiveOUT Day!
Your gift to QWOCMAP will be doubled into a keen lightning strike of power, a resonant rumble of justice, and a glorious reservoir of brilliance.
Film is an extremely powerful medium. It shapes narratives and perspectives. It is the most expensive and recognized art form in the world. Yet
the film industry is dominated by heterosexual, cisgender white men. According to USC and UCLA research, this inequity results in depictions of marginalized communities that are extremely limited and destructively stereotypical. This injustice also shapes how the world sees us, and subsequently how it treats us.
And most often, we are shown as the deserving targets of insults, hate speech, and graphic violence.
QWOCMAP is the only media arts organization in the country, and the first in the world that develops the leadership and creativity of LBTQ+ women of color, and non-binary and transgender people of color as artivist filmmakers for social justice.
While the current administration continues to target our communities through “alternative facts” and blatantly bigoted lies, we need filmmakers and films that illuminate the truth of inequality and injustice, that shatter stereotypes and expose bias, that reveal our real lived experiences,dreams, and triumphs. We need films that bring the rain to nurture our communities.
QWOCMAP is grounded in expert filmmaking and intentional social justice to create safety, welcome, and inclusion. Since 2004, our boutique film Distribution Program has sent films and discussion guides to every continent except Antarctica so that communities can build power around crucial issues.
By giving, you bring the boom against the spectrum of sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner/domestic violence, hate violence, institutional and state violence through Life Healing: LBTQ Women of Color Survivors. You bring the rain to nurture women who have survived violence, abuse, and trauma when anti-violence organizations work to heal their communities
Please consider making a gift today,
bring the boom for QWOCMAP and bring the rain to nurture
LBTQ+ women of color, and non-binary and transgender people of color.
With your help, QWOCMAP will hire a new full-time Program Associate for the boutique film Distribution Program to collaborate with universities, nonprofit organizations, churches, synagogues, mosques, community groups, film festivals, and teachers and elected officials. QWOCMAP Films and discussion/action guides will combine like thunder and lightning to spark education, amplify individual awareness, and galvanize collection action.
Since 2004, QWOCMAP has relied on our word-of-mouth reputation to distribute films to cities from Rochester, New York to Guadalajara, Mexico.
Your support will send 425 QWOCMAP films to 10,000 people around the world.
Thanks to a pool of generous challenge gifts from loyal QWOCMAP donors, like Judy Helfand and Pam Bates, your gift will be doubled on GiveOUT Day.
Please join our challenge donors by giving whatever you can.
Every gift is important to us no matter the size – our biggest goal is the number of people who give rather than the total amount raised.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing the boom and the flash to make it rain for QWOCMAP.
Thank you so much!