Just Films is a collaboration of four organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania committed to women, girls, gender equity, and social justice: the Chatham University Women’s Institute, New Voices Pittsburgh, the Women and Girls Foundation, and the Women’s Law Project. 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 ten documentaries for this film series covering a wide range of issues – from immigration to human trafficking, trans families, paid leave, and more – 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 2017-18.)
The Chatham University Women’s Institute serves as an umbrella to draw together the university’s broad range of gender initiatives, academic programs, and its centers of excellence – including the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship, the Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics, and the Women’s & Gender Studies program. The Institute works across campus and into the broader community with the aim of eradicating the social, political, and economic inequalities facing women and to promote gender equity through education, research and outreach.
New Voices Pittsburgh is the local community organizing branch of New Voices for Reproductive Justice – the premier Reproductive Justice and Human Rights organization across Pennsylvania and Ohio. Our mission is to build a social change movement dedicated to the health and well-being of Black women and girls, the leadership of women of color and the Human Rights of marginalized communities. For the last 12 years, New Voices has served 50,000+ Black women and girls, women of color and LGBTQ+ people of color through leadership development, community organizing, policy advocacy and culture change. We define Reproductive Justice as the Human Right of all women/people to control about our bodies, sexuality, gender, work and reproduction. To learn more about New Voices Pittsburgh, visit newvoicespittsburgh.org and follow @NewVoicesPgh on social media.
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.
Check out what is new with our Community Partners for the Just Film series!