Sistah Sinema film series showcases queer women of color

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June 26, 2014

Sistah Sinema Chicago, a monthly film series, begins July 19. (click on image for larger file size)

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s Gender and Sexuality Center and Gallery 400, in partnership with Quare Square Collective, will launch Sistah Sinema Chicago, a monthly moderated movie event focused on queer women of color.

The first event, “For Audre, Stories of Black Lesbian Motherhood,” features three short films.


July 19

2 p.m.


Gallery 400

400 S. Peoria St.


Sistah Sinema is a national program that showcases the films and culture of queer women of color.

“For Audre, Stories of Black Lesbian Motherhood,” the Sistah Sinema screening inspired by the life of the late black feminist writer Audre Lorde, includes three short films: “If She Grows Up Gay” by Karen Sloe Goodman, and Tina Mabry’s “Brooklyn’s Bridge to Jordan” and “Crossover.”

Sistah Sinema Chicago screenings, scheduled at Gallery 400 through December, are followed by a moderated discussion to foster dialogue examining the struggles and opportunities unique to queer women of color.

Admission is $10 for the general public and free for UIC students, staff and faculty (with I-card). Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

For more information, call (773) 319-9332 or visit

Quare Square Collective, established in 2013 on Chicago’s South Side, is a community-based organization that supports LGBTQ artists of color in the Midwest through collaborative projects, marketing, publications and performances.

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