November 13, 2008
Addressing Multiple Oppressions Simultaneously
I can’t believe that in response to the despicable racism of the mainstream White LGBT community that (some) Black queer folks are trying to say that marriage “isn’t our issue”… Sun Dawtah’s response (please read below) addresses this insanity…
I get that Black folk only make up 6.7% of California’s population; and as a result are not responsible for the passage of Prop 8. I feel strongly that, once again (and again and again) White LGBT folks must be CALLED OUT and CHALLENGED on their ongoing and relentless racism. And yet, if we, Black folks (regardless of our sexual orientation), don’t CALL OUT and CHALLENGE homophobia and heterosexism in our non-monolithic communities, then Black LGBT folks will still not be safe.
December 17, 2007
I am deeply saddened and devastated about the physical transition of St. Clair Bourne who was a prolific documentary filmmaker, activist, and teacher.
I didn’t know him very well. However, I, like so many filmmakers benefitted from his generosity of sharing some of his most valuable resources- – his knowledge and expertise — spanning at least two generations– about both the craft and business of documentary filmmaking. As a mentor and teacher, St. Clair was always willing to be of support to filmmakers including myself who, in comparison to him, were in the early stages of learning the craft of documentary filmmaking. He would review proposals, view works-in-progress, organize rough cut screenings, recommend filmmakers for grants and awards.