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South Side Projections

Chicago, IL

GIG Fund



In 1976, an extraordinary group of Black feminist artists and activists (Michele Wallace, Faith Ringgold, Patricia Jones, Margo Jefferson, and Monica Freeman) co-organized the first ever Black women’s film festival: the Sojourner Truth Festival of the Arts. Four decades later, The Sojourner Truth Festival of the Arts 2023 will commemorate the 1976 festival with a nine-week screening series (January-March) and a two-day symposium (March 3-4) revisiting the original festival and celebrating the tradition of Black feminist filmmaking. The 2023 program is co-organized by the original film curator Monica Freeman as well as Yvonne Welbon (Sisters in Cinema), Hayley O?Malley (University of Iowa), Michael W. Phillips Jr. (South Side Projections), and Allyson Nadia Field (University of Chicago). All events are free and open to the public and will be held at the University of Chicago’s Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, located on Chicago’s South Side.

Award Details

  • Grant or Award Received
  • Illinois
  • $4,000
    Grant Amount
  • 2023
    Fiscal Year of Award

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