The film will be strengthened through a Social Impact Campaign which will be initiated after the film’s release. Having the ability to catalyze positive change and inspire solutions through storytelling, the social impact campaign will include a combination of film festival runs, broadcast, virtual and in-person community screenings. The following organizations have agreed to engage in community screenings and dialogue regarding the film:
A New Leaf (Arizona)
Arizona Black Bar
Arizona Foundation for Women
Arizona Women Lawyers Association
ASU-Venue 365 Community Union
ASU Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law
ASU Academy for Justice
Boys to Men of Greater Phoenix
Detroit Arab TV (Michigan)
American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine
Palestinian Council (Michigan)
Arizona Center for Civic Leadership- Flinn Brown
Rotary (Phoenix 100, West)
Sisters Talk About Race
Women in Leadership GLBR (Michigan)
YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix
Arab American Women’s Association
Jewish Voice for Peace Outreach-Detroit (Michigan)
YWCA Southern Arizona
United Nations Federal Credit Union Foundation
The ultimate goal of the film is for viewers to gain self-awareness, self-acceptance and empowerment. Through the lens of self-reflection and connection, viewers are invited to consider what actions they can take to make personal and social change.
Six themes emerge from Terry, Tammy and Pearlette's lived experiences. These themes are reflected in the model above-and is central to the social impact campaign. We aim to inspire the most disenfranchised and to do that we are focusing on a grassroots campaign including hosting in-person and virtual screenings and Q&A’s at shelters, rehabilitation centers, and through providers of social services.
It is imperative that we come together to engage in courageous conversation about systemic racism and gender inequality in the US and globally and how that is intertwined with domestic and partner violence, poverty, classism, loss of work, mental illness and trauma.
Screenings will be scheduled through sponsorships and partnerships with social justice advocates, non-profits, and university departments related to law, political science, policy, and economics. Taking action starts with an invitation or “Call to Action” for individuals as well as community and political leaders. The Call to Action is intended to initiate a new and different action that can start after seeing the film and may include:
•Transforming self limiting concepts and beliefs into self-affirming and empowering beliefs
•Journaling on something that has had an affect on their lives and what they made it mean
•Running for political office or a non-profit or for-profit board
•Creating a community of girls and/or women who candidly talk with one another and provide a sense of “sisterhood,” connection and belonging
•Becoming an ambassador to create courageous community conversations along with grassroots campaigns committed to ending gender and racial inequality.