upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2019

María Teresa Rodríguez

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(1) by Ruth Naomi Floyd

María is a documentary filmmaker, producer and teaching artist whose work often centers on untold stories of Latinos in the US and abroad. Many of her films, such as Mirror Dance (with Frances McElroy), focus on personal stories that reflect a larger socio-political reality. Currently she is working on ¿Donde Están? with producer Kaye Pyle, a documentary which explores Salvadoran society 15 years after the peace accords, through the stories of the disappeared children of the civil war and the families that search for them. María has facilitated videos with seniors, high school youth and Mexican migrant workers through Scribe Video Center, and currently teaches at University of the Arts. The daughter of a Colombian father and an Irish mother, she is drawn to stories of migration, struggle and change.

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Leeway Transformation Award

The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists and cultural producers living in Greater Philadelphia who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work. [read more]

deadline 05/15
Upcoming events
09/232:00 pm - 3:00 pm

I’m Afraid Of Men Book Reading and Q&A

Vivek Shraya will read and answer questions about her new book, I’m Afraid of Men, co-presented by Asian Arts Initiative, Leeway Foundation, City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs, and City of Philadelphia Office of LGBTQ Affairs.

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10/0510:45 am - 12:00 pm

RELEASE: Art in the Context of Gender Justice & Mass Incarceration

Leeway will facilitate an interactive workshop and panel discussion on gender justice and the role that art has in decarceration activism as a part of Philadelphia FIGHT's Beyond The Walls Prison Reform Summit.

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