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Tuesday, March 18, 6:00pm:
Women's History Month event featuring filmmakers Laura Kirk & Susan Cook
In honor of Women's "Herstory" Month, KCWIFT invites you to join us in celebrating "Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment" as we recognize the work of regional filmmakers Susan Cook and Laura Kirk. Co-sponsored by the Mid-America Emmy Council, this event will take place at Unity Temple, on the Country Club Plaza.
These Midwest filmmakers’ movies serve to influence positive change and raise awareness about important issues, such as human trafficking, civil rights, and grief support.
DATE: Tuesday, March 18
TIME: 6 p.m.
LOCATION: Unity Temple
Charles Fillmore Chapel
707 West 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
Join us for networking from 6-6:30 p.m., followed by screenings and a panel discussion from 6:30-7:30, and light refreshments from 7:30-8 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. Please join us for a discussion with these talented filmmakers who are making important and powerful films. For more information, contact Monica Espinosa. We hope to see you there!
Ongoing KCWIFT Events
If you missed the Indiegogo campaign deadline for our short documentary on Girls Leading Our World, Inc. (GLOW) but would still like to contribute to our fundraising campaign, please click on the "Donate" button below to give through PayPal. We're teaming up with local filmmakers this Spring to bring GLOW's story into focus.
But we still need your help.
We are not a production company with deep pockets. We are just a not-for-profit group of filmmakers who are ready to make a promise to at-risk youth living in Kansas City’s urban core.
In Walt Disney's old stomping grounds,
on Kansas City's east side, GLOW meets each week to serve girls, ages 8-24. These girls face enormous challenges: generational poverty, homelessness, physical and sexual abuse, parental incarceration and drug abuse, gun violence in their neighborhoods, and lack of access to accredited schools. But this film is not about what’s wrong in these girls’ lives.
It’s about what's right within each girl.
Founded by two caring women who used their own savings to launch the program, GLOW teaches girls that the challenges that circumscribe their lives do not define who they are. And GLOW’s mission is to give girls the tools they need to transcend their current circumstances to become positive, informed, caring and creative young women.
KCWIFT supports this mission.
And we invite you to join us in becoming part of GLOW’s network of caring adults.
GLOW’S girls have a story to tell.
And our goal is to show them how to use their voices and harness the power of digital storytelling to gain agency in their own lives. During the production of the GLOW documentary,girls will learn how to use the arts to shape a world of their own making.
this film is—in essence—a promise. We are promising to help GLOW’s girls develop their creative potential.
Will you make that promise too?
Your donation will help raise matching funds for the documentary, which will also serve as a marketing tool that GLOW can use to help sustain and expand its much-needed services. Donations also will be used to purchase simple flip cameras so GLOW can continue to include the art of filmmaking in its curriculum.
If you believe the arts have the power to change lives,
please join us in making a promise to the girls of GLOW. Walt Disney doesn’t have to be the only creative success to grow out of Kansas City’s east side. We believe GLOW's girls have the power to be anything they want to be.
This year, help us make some hearts GLOW
and show them you believe in them too. Click on the "Donate" button above to make your gift today. Thank you for your support!