Sistah Sinema Cleveland

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Sistah Sinema Cleveland was founded in 2012 by Deidre McPherson. Sistah Sinema Cleveland showcased “films by, for, and about queer women of color.” Sistah Sinema Cleveland is the Cleveland chapter of Sistah Sinema, an cinema event group founded in Seattle 2011 to “foster honest dialogue on the struggles and opportunities unique to queer women of color.” Sistah Sinema Cleveland events were held at multiple locations, including the Negative Spaces Gallery. Sistah Sinema Cleveland hosted monthly movie nights designed to build community and foster dialogue among LGBTQ+ women of color. Events commonly featured the screening of a film, a potluck, and a post-film discussion. Events were open to LGBTQ+ women of color and allies.

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  • Benson, John. “Sistah Sinema – The Power of Food, Film, & Community.” Cool Cleveland. December 2012.
  • “I Am Trans* Films and Arts Exhibit Encourage Self Expression.” Cleveland Magazine.  April 30, 2015.
  • McPherson, Diedre. “Sistah Sinema Reaches for the Moon and Shows the Power of the Erotic.” Gay People’s Chronicle. August 8, 2014. Page 8.
  • Schneck, Ken. LGBTQ Cleveland. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2018. Page 27.
  • Sistah Sinema. “Sistah Sinema: Home of Queer Women of Color Cinema.” Slideshare. July 12, 2014.
  • Sistah Sinema. Facebook.
  • “Sistah Sinema – MOSQUITA Y MARI.” Cool Cleveland. February 2013.
  • Usmani, Josh. “Deidre McPherson.” Scene. July 27, 2016.
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