upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

upcoming grant deadline: 08/01/2017

Upcoming events
07/242:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Facebook Live Office Hours Featuring Sarah Mueller (ACG ‘16)

Are you hard at work on your application? Got a question? Need affirmation? Come hang out with us on Facebook Live! Just visit facebook.com/leewayfound between 2:00 and 3:00 PM Mondays in July (10, 17, 24, and 31).

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07/2712:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Live Streamed Info Session

Now you can learn more about Leeway, our grants, and the application process without having to go anywhere! Join us online at leeway.org/info on Thursday, July 27 from 12:00 - 1:00PM.

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07/312:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Facebook Live Office Hours Featuring Wesley Flash (ACG ‘15)

Are you hard at work on your application? Got a question? Need affirmation? Come hang out with us on Facebook Live! Just visit facebook.com/leewayfound between 2:00 and 3:00 PM Mondays in July (10, 17, 24, and 31).

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08/0412:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Using Film for Cultural Organizing (Panel)

As a part of the 6th Annual BlackStar Film Festival, check out this panel that explores the role of film in cultural organizing. 

The moving image is a powerful medium, and as such it's historically been deployed in the service of many things, including war propaganda, reinforcing racialized fictions, and more. Yet collectives of makers have also used film in the service of revolutionary and post-colonial struggles -- to document, to mobilize, to build discourse. In this panel, we discuss the possibilities of social and transformative justice-charged art making.

Panelists include filmmakers Bryan Green, ill weaver, Bryan Mercer, and Tina Morton. Moderated by Sara Zia Ebrahimi.

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08/0512:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Resistance: The Battle of Philadelphia (Prologue)

As part of the 6th Annual BlackStar Film Festival, see Resistance: The Battle of Philadelphia (Prologue), a short narrative directed by M. Asli Dukan, along with other short films!

Set in a dystopian, near-future West Philadelphia, this stand-alone prologue to the Resistance web series follows a stealthy hacker’s attempts to dismantle the surveillance tools used by the police to control her community after she learns that two young activists have been tracked down and brutally beaten by riot cops. Inspired by films like Mamoru Oshii’s Avalon (2001), Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames (1983), Sam Greenlee’s The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973), and Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers (1966), the series uses the genre of speculative fiction to tell a historically rich and dramatically complex near-future narrative about the struggle for justice and liberation.

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