Sisters Rize! Video Screening
San Francisco, CA 94109
Join us for a video screening and reception to celebrate and honor the amazing work created by the women of Sisters Rize!
The Sisters Rize! Video Production Workshop was collaborative arts-based community development project between Intersection for the Arts and the Central City SRO Collaborative group, Sisters Rize! Workshop participants learned the fundamentals of story telling and video production skills through collaborative and interactive hands-on instruction. Workshop participants created videos sharing stories, struggles and triumphs.
ABOUT SISTERS RIZE!
Sisters Rize! formed as a women’s group within CCSROC in August of 2010 with the vision of empowering women through personal, professional, and economic development. Members of Sisters Rize! want to create strong community bonds amongst women, learn new skills, and organize actions to address problems with their neighborhood and their SROs.
ABOUT THE CENTRAL CITY SRO COLLABORATIVE
CCSROC developed as an organization dedicated to the social, economic, and political advocacy and empowerment of low-income, residential hotel tenants who live in the Tenderloin and South of Market (SOMA) Districts of San Francisco. It currently offers assistance to some of the most marginalized, disenfranchised people in the area who live in SRO hotels – buildings that are infamous for their dilapidated conditions, health and building code violations, and landlord corruption. In addition to offering residents assistance for their general, day-to-day problems associated with living in SROs, CCSROC also works directly with tenants to help them first, to become educated about their rights as tenants, and second, to unite and organize to have these rights actualized and increased. They advocate for safe and decent conditions within the SROs and the maintenance and expansion of low-income housing options. By joining forces with tenants, CCSROC aims to improve the quality of life in SROs and in the community as a whole.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Puck is fascinated by diaspora, economics, social movements, intersections of race, gender, class, and all things hidden in plain sight. Her research and interests include queer community issues, prison, migration, labor and housing.
Puck is happy spending days buried in public records files and 10-K reports, talking to strangers, coding web sites, working with communities to tell their own stories and endlessly tweaking the perfect sentence. She holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from UC Berkeley, but she credits the school of life – and years spent community organizing – for much of her learning.
5:30pm – Doors Open
6pm – Program