Sisters In Cinema has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funding for the rehab and buildout of the Sisters In Cinema Media Arts Center. Founded by award-winning filmmaker Dr. Yvonne Welbon, the Center will be based in the South Shore neighborhood where she grew up.

Sisters in Cinema was founded in 1997 as an online resource for and about African American women media makers. Today we are a Chicago based 501(c)3 non-profit with an inclusive mission to entertain, educate, develop and celebrate Black girls and women media-makers and future generations of storytellers and their audiences.

The Center will be open to the community and offer workshops, courses, screenings, scholar resources and opportunities to network with industry professionals. We want as much of this as possible to be free.

“Representation matters. Who is telling the story matters. And while we are seeing more representations created by African American women media makers it’s still not enough to begin to represent us in our diversity and complexity.” Welbon explains. “Supporting the creation of more media and scholarship by and about African American girls and women will begin to change the narrative.”

Sisters in Cinema was recently awarded one of Chicago’s first Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grants. In order receive the funds we have to match the grant and raise $100,000. Sisters In Cinema seeks support from those aligned with our mission to bring our vision into existence. While the project will primarily support Black woman and girls, it will also provide opportunities for the larger public. Sisters in Cinema’s tagline is Black—Inclusive—Media.

For more information, please contact info@sistersincinema.com

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Here’s How You Can Support Our Vision:

1) Make a Donation:

  • Visit the Sisters in Cinema donation page here: http://sistersincinema.com/donate/donations/
  • Click the video at the top of the page to learn more about our Media Arts Center

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 Go-fund Me page directly using this link: https://goo.gl/rhwTVK
  • Visit our Facebook page  to stay updated about the Sisters in Cinema Media Center:

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Sisters in Cinema, a Chicago based non-profit with an inclusive mission to entertain, educate, develop and celebrate Black girls and women media-makers and future generations of storytellers and their audiences, 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 https://goo.gl/rhwTVK or go to 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

Campaign URL: https://www.gofundme.com/sisters-in-cinema-media-arts-center

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

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Sisters in Cinema Founder & CEO, Yvonne Welbon