The Life Healing Project

San Francisco Women Against Rape
R1 2016-2017 $50,000

San Francisco Women Against Rape in San Francisco, CA, in conjunction with the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, expanded the Life Healing Project which uses popular education and the art of filmmaking to engage communities in reducing and preventing sexual violence against lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer women of color. Groups engaged in culturally specific learning circles and created films exploring the intersections of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, class, immigration, and sexual violence.

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  • Communities

    Adults African American Asian-Pacific Islander Communities of color Immigrant/Refugee Indigenous/Native/Tribal Latinx LGBTQ2I Survivors Women
  • Products

    Artwork: Filmmaking: Life Healing Project 13 Films (Proprietary) Contact SFWAR
  • System

    Advocacy/rape crisis Therapeutic/mental health
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  • Enhance Partnerships

    Enhance Partnerships

    SFWAR partnered with the Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project.

  • Build Champions

    Build Champions

    15 total LBTQ women of color participated in the final production of 13 films.

  • Provide Resources

    Provide Resources

    SFWAR and WOCMAP creates spaces for Learning Circles and Filmmaking Workshops to reach LBTQ women of color.

  • Educate & Train

    Educate & Train

    Three multi-session intensive Learning Circles were conducted for LBTQ women of color reaching 36 participants. Additionally, two 4-day Filmmaking Workshops were facilitated by QWOCMAP staff engaging 15 total LBTQ women of color in the creation of 13 total films.

  • Raise Awareness

    Raise Awareness

    All 13 films were screened at the 13th Annual Queer Women of Color Media Arts Film Festival held on June 11, 2017. The Life Healing Film titled "Climb" was awarded Audience Choice.