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  • 3 Nov 2022 4:00 PM | Dodi Ellis (Administrator)


    JR RMDFF Event Happening now! The Junior Rocky Mountain Deaf Film Festival is proudly hosting the first biennial event, held at Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind, and virtually online. Viewers are enjoying keynote speaker, Savannah Dahan known as Savvy, and some of the films, in three categories, ASL Literature, Short Feature Films, and Experimental Films, that include Deaf student actors and/or made by Deaf Youth filmmakers.
    The JrRMDFF viewers are seeing wonderful films and creative youth!

    @RMDFF @JrRMDFF

    [Collage: left, flyer for the Jr. RMDFF, right, two ladies in top hats and colorful clothing stand near the screen showing RMDFF]


    We are excited to support this as our very first Rocky Mountain Deaf Film Festival, and Junior Rocky Mountain Deaf Film Festival, (RMDFF). We have scheduled the event for the week of November 4-6, 2022. This will be our first virtually hosted Film Festival event. It will take place virtually from Denver, Colorado where the community of sign language users gather, discuss, and celebrate films, and art made by Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing talent from all corners of the world! We are excited to support this as our very first Rocky Mountain Deaf Film Festival, and Junior Rocky Mountain Deaf Film Festival, (RMDFF). We have scheduled the event for the week of November 4-6, 2022.

    This will be our first virtually hosted Film Festival event. It will take place virtually from Denver, Colorado where the community of sign language users gather, discuss, and celebrate films, and art made by Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing talent from all corners of the world!

    RMDFF ONLINE ONLY RSVP ( Name & Email) https://forms.gle/3octKNRccUyA3xiB9

  • 27 Oct 2022 8:00 PM | Dodi Ellis (Administrator)

    The University of Michigan Family Medicine Department has partnered with Partners in Deaf Health and Michigan Deaf Health to host a Deaf Health Talk entitled "Healthy Aging for Women and Those Who Love Them" on Thursday, October 27th from 8-9 PM, ET. The event will only be on Zoom. We are excited to have Kimberly Kelstone from Upstate Medical University & Stony Brook University presenting for this event


    Alt text Flyer Image Description.
    Deaf Health Talks, provided in ASL, with Q&A, on Zoom. Happening Thursday, October 27th, 8 to 9 PM ET. The left side states, Healthy Aging for Women and Those Who Love Them with Kimberly Kelstone DNP, CNM, CI, CT from Upstate Medical University & Stony Brook University. On the right side, there are two images. In the top left corner is a dark skinned woman with dark hair, seated in a yoga position meditating. Above her are icons that represent aspects of healthy living. The image on the bottom right corner is of an older age man and woman dancing. The bottom states go to: https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wnfDnkygRKiI3zkWuT2Zvg. Followed by logos for hosts/sponsors, including Partners in Deaf Health, University of Michigan Medical School Department of Family Medicine, and Michigan Deaf Health.

  • 1 Sep 2022 7:40 AM | Dodi Ellis (Administrator)


    This FREE filmmaking workshop includes ASL interpretation and other forms of accessibility. It is open to LBTQIA+ BIPOC youth ages 18-24, and participants will receive a $500 stipend for participation and completion of their films. They’ll also receive support from instructors, mentors, and crisis counselors to support their learning, creative, and emotional process. They’ll have access to shared filmmaking equipment, including laptops, and QWOCMAP Online University – a course management system. Warm meals, healthy snacks, and other amenities will be provided to ensure a safe and fun environment.

    Celebrate creative and artistic labor on Labor Day by registering or sharing QWOCMAP's FREE Film & Freedom Academy for LBTQIA+ BIPOC youth 18-24. The deadline to register is coming up this Monday, September 5th!

    ASL interpretation will be provided for this workshop. 

    Registration & Details!

    Registration DeadlineMonday, September 5, 2022

    QWOCMAP is thrilled to announce that our FREE Film & Freedom Academy for LBTQIA+ BIPOC youth ages 18-24 is upcoming October 7-10 at our space in the Presidio

    In 4 days, participants will learn to create, write, direct, and edit a 5-minute film. This FREE intensive workshop demystifies filmmaking through hands-on exercises and interactive technical lectures in a highly creative, collaborative, and supportive environment. Participants may create their own films or work in pairs, and each film will have a QWOCMAP Filmmaker as a Mentor for support and coaching for the duration of the workshop. The entire process makes filmmaking completely doable and FUN!

    Stipend
    Youth participants will receive a $500 stipend for on time arrival for each workshop class, full attendance at each workshop class, and completion of film by the end of the workshop process.

    COVID & Monkeypox Safety
    Our safety guidelines are designed with high standards for the safety of our Sick & Disabled community and therefore will benefit everyone.

    All participants, their cast and crew, and QWOCMAP staff, Mentors, crisis counselors, and ASL interpreters commit to:
    1. Show proof of full vaccination plus at least one booster.
    2. Show proof of negative PCR test results taken between 10/4-10/6.
    3. Take antigen tests daily during the workshop.
    4. Wear a N95 or KN95 mask indoors at all times.
    5. Be 
    fragrance free and smoke free.

    QWOCMAP will: 
    1. Run mobile HEPA air purifiers
    2. Open windows for fresh air ventilation
    3. Provide disinfecting supplies
    4. Offer N95 masks and gloves

    Access Information 
    The workshop space is wheelchair accessible. ASL interpretation will be provided for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing participants.The workshop includes one meal a day and healthy snacks for participants.

    We encourage participants to share additional access needs in the registration form. 

    Check out our website for the workshop schedule, detailed information about access and safety, and much more!

    QWOCMAP hosts a number of accessible filmmaking workshops for LBTQIA+ BIPOC community, not just youth. All those interested can sign up on our waiting list, and will be the first to get registration information for future workshops. 

    With love,
    The QWOCMAP Team

    415-752-0868
    training@qwocmap.org

    The black QWOCMAP logo with an orange Q and an O that looks like a camera lens. Underneath, black text reads Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project.

  • 3 Jul 2022 3:49 PM | Dodi Ellis (Administrator)

    https://youtu.be/hFlJll1hXgc

    [Video Description - A Deaf Indian woman with black and grayish short hair, wearing glasses and earrings hoops with the light colorful gemstones, sits in front of the black background wearing the solid light pink top, rings on the right and left ring fingers, thin silver bracelet on the right wrist, and thick silver bracelet on the left wrist.]

    [First Image Description - One logo of two circles on the black background, inner circle has three capital letters - CAD with dark blue print with the light blue background; outer circle has words in capital letters - California Association of the Deaf on the top of circle while the bottom of the circle has the number of year - 1906.]

    Deaf Indian Woman: Today is a sad day. 

    [Second Image Description: yellow background with hanger and words in capital letters - No Return to the Dark (dot in the middle) Ages] 

    Deaf Indian Woman: We are now going back to the Dark ages! We are shocked and devastated by the Supreme Court decision about abortion and its impact on women all over the country. The consequences are unimaginable. We all have the right to choose what is right for ourselves.

    Deaf Indian Woman: I am Kavita Pipalia, President of California Association of the Deaf.

    [Text Description: yellow with black outline text in capital letters - Kavita Pipalia; CAD President as below the name with CAD logo.] 

    Deaf Indian Woman:  As the representative of Deaf communities throughout California, I want to express our concern of how that one decision will create a domino effect within our Deaf communities.

    [Third Image Cartoon Description: white background showing dark brown hands while wearing light blue on the arms holding the pink poster; pink poster shows white with black outline capital letters - They Won’t Stop at Roe.]

    Deaf Indian Woman: This unprecedented judicial move also threatens any of our protected rights including Marriage Equality, Brown vs. Board of Education, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our Deaf community was impacted directly and indirectly by the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, especially  women, LGBTIQQ++, and black and brown people. This is a deliberate act of patriarchal white supremacy trying to remove all protections of human rights. It is about power and control.

    This is not an acceptable American way of life. It is a critical time for Deaf people from different walks of life to unite and vote for all Democratic candidates who support protecting our basic human rights in November. United we can make a difference. 

    Meantime, please check in your Deaf colleagues, friends, and family to make sure they are ok.

    [Fourth Image Description: black background with yellow fonts and hyperlink that connects with the QR code image; the words - Donation is greatly appreciated.  Tax is deductible.]

    [Fifth Image Description: black background with yellow fonts and hyperlink that connects with the QR code image; the words - Join with us to become a CAD member.]

    [Sixth Image Description: CAD logo]

  • 8 Mar 2022 8:19 AM | Dodi Ellis (Administrator)

    South Central Los Angeles Regional Center for developmental disabilities, inc. is seeking a Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community Coordinator. 

    For more information or to apply, visit: https://sclarc.org/employment/deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-community-coordinator/

  • 27 Jan 2022 12:30 PM | Dodi Ellis (Administrator)

    Thrilled to see our film is one of the finalists for Anthem Awards! Thanks to California Association of the Deaf (CAD) @DeafCalif, Disability Rights California (DRC) @DisabilityCA, Southern California Asian Deaf Association (SCADA) @SCADAUSA and Blind Society for making this amazing film! Looking forward to watch the virtual celebration on Feb 28th 2022.

    https://twitter.com/disabilityca/status/1486042374283354117

    Our full video, There is no DEI without Disability can be viewed:

    https://www.disabilityrightsca.org/latest-news/video-invisible-no-more-voices-of-intersectional-asian-american-and-pacific-islander

    See our archive post at https://cadarchive.wordpress.com/2021/05/29/invisible-no-more-in-celebration-of-api-heritage-month/

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