Just Films is a collaboration of five organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania committed to women, girls, gender equity, and social justice: the Chatham University Women’s Institute, Gwen’s Girls, the Women and Girls Foundation, the Women’s Law Project, and YWCA Greater Pittsburgh. We believe in the power of film to promote conversations about social, political, and economic change. We also believe in engaging the community broadly and deeply in dialogue as we pursue equality together.
We have chosen documentaries for this film series covering a wide range of issues designed to educate, inspire, challenge, and move you to action. Many of these films were made by women, and most will be showing in Pittsburgh for the first time. If you have suggestions for films for next year’s series, please send us a note using our contact form. (Our selection committee will meet in the spring to determine the line-up for the following year.)
The Chatham Women’s Institute continues the legacy of the University’s historic commitment to women’s leadership and gender equity. We promote social, political, and economic equality by serving as a hub to draw together the university’s broad range of gender initiatives, resources, and academic programs. Through education, research, and outreach, we work across campus and into the community with our affiliated centers and programs: the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship, the Women’s Business Center, the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics, and the Women’s & Gender Studies program.
Gwen’s Girls has been empowering girls and young women in Allegheny County since 2002. Our mission is to empower girls and young women to have productive lives through exposure to holistic, gender-specific programs and educational experiences. With the support of donors and volunteers, we can connect girls with the skills, opportunities, and relationships they need to succeed.
The mission of the Women and Girls Foundation is to achieve equality for women and girls, now and for generations to come. Our vision is for women and girls in Pennsylvania to have equal access, opportunity, and influence in all aspects of their public and private lives. To realize this vision, the organization’s active work is focused on developing the female leaders of tomorrow and advancing women’s rights today.
The mission of the Women’s Law Project is to create a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives. To this end, we engage in high-impact litigation, advocacy, and education.
YWCA Greater Pittsburgh serves more than 70,000 women, children, and families every year. We provide education and tools necessary to challenge racism. We erode health inequities by connecting families to affordable health care and navigating disadvantaged women toward improved breast health. We offer comprehensive services to struggling women and families – including affordable child care and supportive housing. We nurture girls’ educational ambitions, encouraging interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. We provide quality early care and education for children from low-income families, giving them the best chance for lifelong success.