A Lot Like You

A Film by Eliaichi Kimaro

Focus Areas & Partners

Our goal for moving A Lot Like You out into the world is to use this film as a springboard for deepening discussions about the key issues raised in our film.

We currently have three target areas for our film, and are building strategic partnerships with national/global non-profits who are finding innovative ways to use our film to further their organizational missions.

Our Current Focus Areas for Community Engagement

1) Interpersonal Violence
2) Race/Culture/Identity
3) Intersectionality

1) INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE
Including rape, domestic violence, intergenerational trauma

 

If you’re a sexual assault survivor, sharing your feelings, thoughts and experiences can be healing.  

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The Voices and Faces Project seeks to change minds, hearts and public policies through the power of sexual violence survivor stories.  We work to create safer communities by raising awareness of what rape and sexual violence cost all of us – and by connecting those who have survived it to key resources.

ALLY Project will connect survivors in our audience with the Voices and Faces Project to give them an outlet for sharing their story, and access to national resources and support.  We are also exploring how we might combine film screening events with “The Stories We Tell” project, a survivor testimonial writing workshops for survivors of sexual violence, domestic violence and trafficking.

“Storytelling is a vital path towards social transformation.”
~Connie Burk
Exec. Director, The NW Network of BTLG Survivors of Abuse
Exec. Producer, A Lot Like You

 

The NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse increases our communities’ ability to support the self-determination and safety of bisexual, transgendered, lesbian and gay survivors of abuse through education, organizing and advocacy. We work within a broad liberation movement dedicated to social and economic justice, equality and respect for all people and the creation of loving, inclusive and accountable communities.

The NW Network have been partners since A Lot Like You‘s inception 8 years ago, and we will continue to collaborate and work together to support people in moving from silence to story to action.

 

FaithTrust Institute is a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence.  ALLY Project will be working with Faith Trust Institute to explore how our film could be used to deepen conversations with communities and advocates about the religious and cultural issues related to abuse.

The National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence designs, provides, and customizes training and consultation; influences policy, promotes collaboration; and enhances diversity with the goal of ending domestic and sexual violence.  

NCDSV will promote A Lot Like You on their website, introduce our film to their member organizations, and work with us to develop our educational shorts and companion facilitation guide.

 

2) RACE, CULTURE & IDENTITY
Including immigrant, mixed-race, 3rd culture experiences, and interracial couples
(particularly those outside the White/Black American paradigm)

A Lot Like You would be a fantastic film to screen on campus, as it reaches across many boundaries of personal narrative; identity; political, social, and gender issues; and cross-cultural and interracial experiences.” 
~K
endra Danowski, NAMSO Leadership Council

The National Association of Mixed Student Organizations is helping to connect A Lot Like You with college/university audiences across the country…especially those students, alumni, activists, allies, academics who are passionate about the multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural student experience.

MAVIN is the nation’s leading organization that helps build healthier communities by raising awareness about mixed heritage people and families.

 

3) INTERSECTIONALITY
Exploring the roles that race, class, gender, sexuality, and trauma play
in shaping our cultural identity

 

Breakthrough believes that human rights are universal and fundamental.  They use pop culture, multimedia, community engagement and leadership training to reach people where they are and ignite change in the world around them.  Human Rights begins with you.

 
2014 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference (photo by Ken Tanabe)

2014 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference
(photo by Ken Tanabe)

 
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