Join us this October, as we host a series of four financial literacy workshops for filmmakers.

With the impact of COVID-19 and the growing awareness of the effects of systematic racism on BIPOC communities, Sisters in Cinema, a, Chicago-based 501(C)3, is launching a free four-part virtual Financial Literacy for Filmmakers Series, starting Monday October 4, 2021. The goal is to begin to address the economic inequities BIPOC filmmakers were already facing that were amplified because of COVID-19 through increased financial literacy.

The free series, made possible, in part, with a professional development programming grant from Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE), aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to manage money effectively and make smart financial decisions—no matter the level of income they earn. The Sisters in Cinema workshops meet via Zoom Meeting from 6:30 – 8:00pm. Interested participants can register at:

The workshops include:


8th Annual Purple Tie Affair: Concert & Silent Auction

Mark your calendar and make plans to join us for the 8th Annual Purple Tie Affair: Concert and Silent Auction, October 7. 2021, 7pm – 11pm at Sidetrack or online.

Eight years ago Anna DeShawn, Founder/CEO of E3 Radio decided to celebrate her 30th birthday by starting an annual benefit to help support her favorite nonprofits. Over the years E3 Radio has given over $8,500 to various organizations in the Chicagoland area. These organizations include Affinity Community Services, the Church within a Church Movement, Project Fierce, the Youth Empowerment Performance Project, A Long Walk Home, & The Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus. This year proceeds will go to Sisters in Cinema!

The Purple Tie Affair is special because we showcase musical artists, drag performers and one of kind silent auction items. Everyone arrives in purple representing their version of fly so we can party with a purpose. When you arrive at the Purple Tie be ready to purchase some amazing pieces of art, buy some raffle tickets, and enjoy great entertainment.

Click here to purchase tickets to the event!

Let’s get together in person or online to raise money for Sisters in Cinema!

SideTrack | 3349 N Halsted St | Chicago, IL 60657

Tickets are on sale now!