NO!

Sub-title: 
The Rape Documentary
Date & Time: 
02/07/2008 - 7:30pm
Kicker: 

FILM & DISCUSSION

Teaser: 

This feature length documentary explores the international reality of rape and other forms of sexual assault...

Description: 

This feature length documentary explores the international reality of rape and other forms of sexual assault through the through intimate first person testimonies from Black women victim-survivors, commentaries from acclaimed African-American scholars and community leaders, archival footage, spirited music, transformational dance, and performance poetry.

Produced and directed by incest and rape survivor Aishah Shahidah Simmons over a period of eleven years, seven of which were full time, NO! is a Black feminist educational organizing tool, which is being used in the global movement to end violence against women and children. Winner of an audience choice award and a juried award at the San Diego Women Film Festival, NO! also explores how rape is used as a weapon of homophobia.

Bios: 

Aishah Shahidah Simmons is an award-winning African-American feminist lesbian independent documentary filmmaker, television and radio producer, published writer, international lecturer, and activist based in Philadelphia, PA.

Ejeris Dixon is the Program Coordinator of the Safe OUTside the System Collective, the anti-violence initiative of the Audre Lorde Project.
The S.O.S. Collective is led by Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Two-Spirit, Trans,
and Gender Non-Conforming in Central Brooklyn who work to reduce bias
and police violence without relying on law enforcement. The Audre
Lorde Project is a community organizing center for LGBTSTGNC
communities of color.

Ebony Noelle Golden, is a poet, performer, and educator currently studying Performance at NYU. She earned a MFA in Poetry from American University and has been published by Black Arts Quarterly, Third World Press, American Book Review and Black Issues in Book Review. She self-published a chap book of poems titled the sweet smell of juju funk and is currently editing mama's hieroglyphics to be released next year. Ebony is currently listening to a lot of fela kuti, alice coltrane, and nina simone and writing her multimedia choreopoem, What Aunt Sarah Says to Siffronia When Sweet Thing is Moon-Watching and Peaches is Dancing to the Wind, which is a multimedia ethnographic performance piece which explores the intergenerational healing practices of black women.

Salamishah Tillet is a co-founder of the non-profit art organization, A Long Walk Home, Inc., and an Assistant Professor of English at the
University of Pennsylvania

Michael Simmons is an international human rights activist based in
Budapest, Hungary

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