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In this fun workshop from About Face, we will explore questions like: What do memes, TV shows, your Snapchat account, and billboards all have in common? Why does representation matter? Does your Instagram feed make you feel inspired... or stressed? Why are stereotypes still in full effect? We’ll give you tools to answer these questions for yourself. This is not a lecture! Come release your inner media expert... and discover how youth just like you are making waves & creating change…Find out more »
Join us for a screening of Amy Adrion's award winning documentary Half the Picture! High profile women directors including Ava DuVernay, Jill Soloway, Lena Dunham, Catherine Hardwicke and Miranda July discuss their early careers, how they transitioned to studio films or television, & how they balance having a demanding directing career with family. This eye opening documentary also includes interviews with experts about gender inequality in Hollywood including the ACLU’s Melissa Goodman, Sundance Institute’s Caroline Libresco, & Vanity Fair’s Rebecca Keegan.…Find out more »
If you're a young professional in the Bay Area, or you know a young professional who is passionate about protecting reproductive rights, we have opened recruitment for the 2020 Young Professionals Committee (YPC) in the East Bay and Silicon Valley. The YPC supports Planned Parenthood Mar Monte (PPMM) in innovative ways to engage new and existing donors. Members are dedicated to the mission of PPMM and use their time, talent, and resources to increase support. To apply, complete the interest…Find out more »
Young women & non-binary youth, ages 12-24, will spend the day learning the tips and tricks necessary to build your YouTube channel and create higher quality content from experienced filmmaker YaYa Nelson! YaYa is a writer and filmmaker from Hayward, California. She’s a graduate of Sacramento State Film, an Adobe Sprout Scholar, and today contributes to the storytelling ecosystem in Oakland. Her collaborations include Mandela Grocery Cooperative, Breaktide Productions, Hayward Area Historical Society, and various independent music acts in the…Find out more »
Join us for a screening of new Dutch American series Amsterdam Ave., at the Dept. of Make Believe in Oakland, CA! We will be showing the first two episodes of the series before launching into a Q&A with the show's creators Dionne van den Berg & Pooja Tripathi. About Amsterdam Ave.: Amsterdam Ave. is a new Dutch American series created by two female filmmakers of color featuring a Dutch Surinamese girl in Amsterdam and an Indian American girl in NYC who…Find out more »