REEL ACTIVE: Volunteer Orientation Event Saturday, Feb 25th @ Seattle U

This Saturday Feb 25th, from 11am – 1pm we will be hosting a Reel Grrls Volunteering Orientation at the Lemieux Library on Seattle University's campus. We want to get to know you and hear about your ideas for film and media content. It is especially important in this political climate for the voices of our young people and all those who are underrepresented in the media to be heard. What stories need to be told right now and how would you do this? There are so many ways to get involved with Reel Grrls. We will be discussing volunteer expectations, practice ...

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REEL ACTIVE: Womxn’s March on Seattle Recap Slideshow

Hi, there! My name is Darlene and I'll be blogging for Reel Grrls specifically on projects related to the Get Reel Active project. I'm a recent grad of Seattle U's Film Studies program with a passion for filmmaking and intersectional feminism. My goal is to produce content that encourages folks to get plugged in with Reel Grrls as well as channel their creative energy and passion into events that push the culture forward. --- On January 21, 2017, Reel Grrls took to the streets along with 175,000 other Seattleites other concerned Seattleites to stand up for ...

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REEL ACTIVE: Rainier Roller Girls Chooses Reel Grrls As Their 2017 Tickets Benefactor!

Last week, Reel Grrls had the chance to get to know the Rainier City Roller Girls. It was awesome to witness these bold, brave women in their bout. We thank you Rainier City Roller Girls for making us the benefactor of their 2017 ticket sales. Watch our recap video here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TfTyzyiYx0   Video filming and editing by Darlene Graham.

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Reel Grrls’ Summer Programs 2017!

Interested in our summer programs? We know there will be something you'll enjoy! Check it out: Apprenticeship Want to be learn how to be a leader and understand how video production works? Taught by long time media producer and youth development specialist Reid Kuennen, this program will be 2 parts. Complete part 1, Call the Shots and advance to part 2, the Make it Reel team. This experience will be insightful and of course fun! Become a creator and register today! Grrl Power: Stop Motion Animation Show off your creative side in our stop-motion animation workshop! ...

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ARTS in Social Justice Symposium

Arts for social justice, encompasses a wide range of visual and performing art that aim to raise critical consciousness, build community, and motivate individuals to promote social change. Art is used as a means to record history, shape culture, cultivate imagination, and harness individual and social transformation. Art can generate awareness, and also be a catalyst to engage community members to take action around a social issue. Social justice art, consequently allows people to develop agency to interrupt and alter oppressive systemic patterns or individual behavio...

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Reel Grrls January Events!

Happy New Year!  ~~ The Future is Feminist Starts with YOU Joining Us ~~ Workshops, Screenings, Shows, Panels, and MORE...   Sat Jan 7th: Reel Grrls' Benefit Rainier Roller Girls' Opening Bout! $10 adv / $15 door All Ages @ Southgate Rink 5:45pm - 8pm The Rainier Roller Girls' 2017 home season will be supporting Reel Grrls! 5% of proceeds from their ticket sales will be donated to summer scholarships. Come check them out at their first home game of the season THIS SATURDAY - 5:45pm, doors at 5pm. We will be there tabling!  Mark your calendar for their ...

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Get Reel Active: Screening 5th Star

Reel Grrls is proud to host Get Reel Active, supported by the City of Seattle’s Arts in the Parks program. Co-sponsored by Washington’s ACLU, Skate Like a Girl, Rain City Rock Camp for Girls, and the Vera Project. Get Reel Active is a call to action to all young people and their allies to mobilize in support of youth voice and to encourage the 2018 youth vote to be the biggest turn out in American history. Come meet other young people inspired to work hard to make America a place where all people feel safe and have a bright future. Reel Grrls believes that young people ...

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Get Reel Active Dec 11 Pratt Park: Young people and allies unite!

What do you get when you combine art and social justice? GET REEL ACTIVE, is part of our commitment to #TheFutureisFeminist.  Reel Grrls is proud to host Get Reel Active, supported by the City of Seattle’s Arts in the Parks program, and co-sponsored by Washington’s ACLU, and the Vera Project. Get Reel Active is a call to action to all young people and their allies to mobilize in support of youth voice and to encourage the 2018 youth vote to be the biggest turn out in American history. Come meet other young people inspired to work hard to make America a place ...

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Reel Grrls isn’t Letting Misogyny Ruin our 15th Birthday – Let’s Bash Back Together!

Today I imagined waking up in an America where I could proudly say we put a qualified, compassionate, and experienced President in office – who also happened to be a woman.  Instead, I have no feelings, or maybe I am in shock that an unqualified and tempermental unfit man, who was endorsed by the KKK and openly bragged about sexually assaulting women, is the leader of our country, a country he doesn’t believe is great.  America we are in trouble and we are hurting. It is my belief that the only way through is creating, fighting, and advocating for a global vision of ...

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Taryn Birkett Examines Race from a Mixed Race Perspective in her film “Colour”

Reel Grrls is proud to partner with PLURAL+ is a joint initiative of the UNAOC and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of a wide network of international partners to recognize young filmmakers around the world as they make media that matters.  Reel Grrls is excited to honor Canadian filmmaker Taryn Birkett with the Social Impact Award on her short sharing her story as a young mixed race person. Taryn reflects on her experience navigating race in parallel to world headlines like the death of Sandra Bland, a Black American who died under ...

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