To create a free camp for Black girls to receive resources, learn, collaborate, embrace their authentic selves, and tell their stories through film.
To create an avenue for more Black girls to enter the media industry to positively influence the stories and representation of Black girls on both sides of the camera.
WHY BLACK GIRLS?
Although Black girls make up eight percent of K–12 students nationally, they are more likely as a group to be criminalized from disciplinary practices in school. Black girls also endure higher levels of sexual violence inside and outside of schools and score the lowest in literacy proficiency in the US compared to their other female peer groups.
When assessing the many disparities and critical issues that
impact the lives of Black girls, BGFC is a response to the untapped solutions for creating a liberatory space for them to reach their full potential. BGFC empowers Black girls with tools to support Black girl identity, advocacy, storytelling through film, and for some may lead to media careers that can begin to change the industry from the inside.
2022 CAMP PARTNERS
2022 CAMP SPONSORS
Southern Black Girls And
Final Draft Screenwriting
Beats By Dre
Race, Arts,, & Placemaking
at University of Southern California
Civitas Education Management, LLC.
Arts and Science Council
Women + Girls Research Alliance
Center for Women at
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BRONZE SPONSOR - Mill Valley Film Festival (California Film Institute), DJ Chucktown, Jimmeka Anderson
Sierra Davis, Halcyon Person, Deneen Dixon-Payne
SUPPORTING SPONSOR - Gina Antilus, Dr. Annette Teasdell, Karen Peterkin, Olanrewaju Oriowo, Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Cadence Daniel, Shanell Smaw, Dr. Michelle Meggs, Dr. Chanel Craft-Tanner, Korinne Meier,
Deryck Byrd, Lisa Guernsey, James Johnson, Elizabeth Rosado, Vanita Beavers, Marcus Masunda,
Nicole Fabricand-Person, Katrina O'Gilvie, Quincy Harris, Wally Burgess
CENTER FOR WOMEN AT