2020 • 2 years • Journalism & Media
Sisters in Cinema is a nonprofit organization that works to create opportunities for Black women and gender nonconforming media makers by providing programs designed to educate, raise visibility, and support and serve communities. Its programs include a fellowship for Black women and gender nonconforming documentary filmmakers that provides monetary, professional development, and career support; and a Newsroom program that supports Black young women and gender nonconforming individuals aged 16 to 20 to learn how to produce multimedia journalism projects. Sisters in Cinema is also in the process of opening a Media Arts Center in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago, which will anchor its programming, and provide a gathering space for the local community. This award supports Sisters in Cinema’s general operations, enabling it to continue to develop and implement its programs. The intended outcomes of these activities are more support systems for Black women and gender nonconforming individuals to build careers in nonfiction multimedia storytelling.