2020 Fundraising Campaign

Sisters in Cinema Fundraising Video

The Chicago-based non-profit Sisters in Cinema has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funding for general operations, the rehab and buildout of the Sisters in Cinema Media Arts Center and to support current programming. 

Founded by award-winning filmmaker Dr. Yvonne Welbon, the center will be based in the South Shore neighborhood where she grew up.  The fundraiser offers a timely opportunity to support a Black women led organization working to fight inequality and systemic racism within the media industry through innovative programming and the creation of an institution in an underserved and under resourced community focused on the intersection of media arts and social justice.  

Sisters in Cinema was founded in 1997 as an online resource for and about African American women media makers. Today it is a Chicago based 501(c)3 non-profit with an inclusive mission to center and celebrate Black women, girls and gender non-conforming media makers, providing programs designed to educate, raise visibility, and support and serve our communities. 

Sisters in Cinema is creating a hub for media makers to facilitate connections, develop skills and harness creative power in South Shore and beyond. Programming is developed with community input and is offered to participants free of charge with the goal of creating a more inclusive creative community.

“We envision a world where all Black women, girls and gender non conforming media makers have equal opportunities to develop and thrive.” Welbon says in describing the vision of the organization. “People of color-led organizations need support in realizing our missions. We appreciate the support of those who share our vision in helping us to make it a reality.”

Supporters can contribute to the Sisters in Cinema campaign by visiting sistersincinema.com and donating here.

For more information, please contact info@sistersincinema.com

Here’s How You Can Support Our Vision:

1) Make a Donation

2) Share our Story

  • Help us spread the word about our cause. Just a mere mention of our campaign on any of your social media channels can help us reach a wider audience.
  • You can share our GoFundMe page directly using this link: https://goo.gl/rhwTVK  

3) Share this Statement:

Sisters in Cinema is a Chicago based non-profit with an inclusive mission an inclusive mission to center and celebrate Black women, girls and gender non-conforming media makers, providing programs designed to educate, raise visibility, and support and serve our communities. The organization is raising funds to  build a Media Arts Center in the South Shore neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. The Center will be open to the community and offer workshops, courses, screenings, scholar resources and  opportunities to network with industry professionals. To support Sisters in Cinema please visit www.sistersincinema.com for more information.

It takes a village to make a difference, and we truly appreciate your involvement and support!

For more information, please contact info@sistersincinema.com

GoFundMe Campaign URL: https://goo.gl/rhwTVK

Donation Page: http://sistersincinema.com/donate/donations/