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Just Films: The Same Difference: Gender Roles in the Black Lesbian Community

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Presented by Black Women’s Policy Center, Chatham University Art & Design Department and Women’s Institute, MomsWork Powered by NCJW Pittsburgh, Women and Girls Foundation, Women’s Law Project, & YMCA Greater Pittsburgh.

About the Film

THE SAME DIFFERENCE is a compelling documentary about lesbians who discriminate against other lesbians based on gender roles. Director Nneka Onuorah takes an in-depth look at the internalized hetero-normative gender roles that have become all too familiar within the African American lesbian and bisexual community. Onuorah shows how these behaviors reproduce the homophobic oppression and masculine privilege of the straight world while looking for solutions in compelling discussions with community members. Self-identified studs—and the women who love them—discuss hypocrisy in terms of gender roles, performative expectations, and the silent disciplining that occurs between community members. This film features many queer celebrities, including actress Felicia “Snoop” Pearson from the critically acclaimed HBO drama The Wire, and Lea DeLaria from Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, living daily with opinions about how identity should be portrayed. Onuorah’s engaging documentary shines a light on the relationships and experiences within the queer black female community, intersecting race, gender, and sexuality.

Event Details

Tuesday, February 27th
Reception begins at 5:30pm, film at 6pm, followed by panel discussion.

Eddy Theater, Chatham University

Free and open to the public.

Register at justfilmpgh.org.

Moderator:

Angel Anderson
Head of Entrepreneurial Programming, Community Forge

Panelists:

Kyna James
Coalition Organizer, Alliance for Police Accountability

Dena Stanley
Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Trans YOUniting

Kim Ward (aka Miss Money)
Music Artist

Just Films is a collaboration of six organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania committed to women, girls, gender equity, and social justice: Black Women’s Policy Center, Chatham University Art & Design Department and Women’s Institute, MomsWork Powered by NCJW Pittsburgh, Women and Girls Foundation, Women’s Law Project, and YWCA Greater Pittsburgh. We believe in the power of film to promote conversations about social, political, and economic change. We also believe in engaging the community broadly and deeply in dialogue as we pursue equality together.

 

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Details

Date:
February 27
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Website:
https://chatham.edu/events/details.cfm?eventid=31745

Venue

Chatham University’s Eddy Theater
1 Woodland Rd
Pittsburgh,PA15232United States
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Phone
(412) 365-1100

Organizers

Just Films Pittsburgh
Chatham University