AIDS VIDEO ACTIVISM: WOMEN AND INCARCERATION, A VIDEO PROGRAM FOR "METANOIA"
6-8 pm, April 8, 2019
LGBT Center, NYC
Spanning several generations within the AIDS activist and related video movements, this series focused upon the stories, activism and struggles of women, particularly Black women and women of color, who organized and become activists around injustices facing incarcerated women. At the heart of these videos is a deeply feminist commitment to freedom and a linked understanding that those on the inside are part of life on the outside, even if structural and penal forces work to deny them these connections. Questions of faith, race, gender, sexuality, what-could-be and the weight of systemic violence on all people permeate the work.
The event featured the following films:
I’m You, You’re Me: Women Surviving Prison, Living with AIDS
Catherine Saalfield-Gund and Debra Levine, 1992, 28 mins
Blind Eye to Justice
Directed and Edited by Carol Leigh, Produced by Cynthia Chandler (Women’s Positive Legal Action Network/ Justice NOW), 1998, 35 mins
From the Center/ Margaret Rhee, Isela Ford, and Allyse Gray, 2011, 15 mins
The screening was bookended by comments from Deb Levine, Judy Greenspan and Carol Leigh, and followed by a panel discussion moderated by Margaret Rhee featuring Catherine Saalfield-Gund, Isela Ford, and Allyse Gray.
Documentation of the event is available upon request.
Programmed by Katherine Cheairs & Alexandra Juhasz for WWHIVDD.