Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project - QWOCMAP

A nonprofit organization

$42,213 Raised by 1,048 Donors

100% complete

$35,000 Goal

$20 for 20 years of building community!

For the first time ever, QWOCMAP is in the running!

We are in currently in 2nd place, competing for up to $10,000 in prize funds that will awarded to the organization with the most unique donors. 

While QWOCMAP appreciates donations of any amount, the Give Out Day platform recognizes donations of $10 and above. Each unique donor needs a different name and email address, if you are a couple, even better! Please note: two $10 donations from 2 different people puts us in the running for the prize >>>>> one $20 donation.

QWOCMAP works to create safety for queer women of color (cisgender & transgender), and nonbinary, gender nonconforming, and transgender Black/African Descent, Asian, Native America/Indigenous, Native Hawaiian & Pacific islander, Latinx, Southwest Asian, North African/Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian, and multi-ethnic people of color.

QWOCMAP uses film to shatter stereotypes and bias, reveal the lived truth of inequality and injustice, and build understanding and community through film.

QWOCMAP creates, exhibits, and distributes high-impact films that authentically reflect the lives of LBTQ people of color and address the vital, intersection social justice issues that impact our communities.

You can be a part of this work by contributing to QWOCMAP today.

QWOCMAP was founded 20 years ago with our FREE Filmmaker Training Program, that  uplifts the voices and visions of queer women of color (cisgender and transgender), and nonbinary, gender nonconforming, and transgender people color.

• We offer FREE professional quality training workshops to LBTQ youth of color ages 18-24, LBTQ women of color survivors of violence, Two Spirits in Indian Country, and migrants/immigrants (including undocumented), Muslims and Sick & Disabled LBTQ people of color. Soon we will offer tailored workshops for Formerly Incarcerated/PIC affected LBTQ people of color.

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17 years ago, QWOCMAP started our FREE annual San Francisco International Queer Women of Color Film Festival. It features films by queer women of color (cisgender & transgender), and nonbinary, gender nonconforming and transgender people of color from around the world. It builds community through free screenings and public discussions in partnerships with dozens of Community Partner organizations. 

• Our Film Festival sparks the shift from individual awareness to collective action. It also models abolition and liberation frameworks, from the autonomous zones and safe spaces we create, which include free childcare, free healthy culturally specific food, and healing justice/emotional justice through crisis counselor and other care, as well as access as a part of disability justice. We model mutual aid and collective care/radical self-care in community.

• This year, our Film Festival pivoted online to offer all screenings and Q&A through a live stream, with open captions on all films, and ASL interpreters and live captioning for speakers. We were able to create more access for Sick & Disabled LBTQ people of color, who are immunocompromised or chemically injured, while this new technology lessened access for others. 

• We'll continue to offer programs online, but we are working on media justice and digital literacy, providing education and equipment so that our community isn't excluded through slow internet, old equipment, or digitial skills. 

15 years ago, QWOCMAP started a boutique film Distribution Program so that LBTQ people of color around the world could share in the joy of seeing themselves in film. 

• This program provides political education and strengthens our movements for change. It includes Reels of Resistance which explores history and centers cultural work as activism, particularly for LBTQ people of color, who've always been leaders.

• It also provides a way for other organizations to train organizers and grow their fundraising.

QWOCMAP is a small community-based organization run by  filmmakers, artists, and activists, but on the global scale, we are the largest and oldest LBTQ people of color arts organization in the world. 

As a result, our impact is far greater than our list of programs.

Our goal is abolition, and liberation and healing for LBTQ people of color through cultural work, and film.

With the challenge of COVID-19 and racist violence, we expanded to care for our community. We know that we make the path as we walk it, and with you, QWOCMAP can do even more.

We hope that you will join QWOCMAP, so that we can continue to build community and galvanize change.

More info @ QWOCMAP



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