"There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives" -Audre Lorde

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  Discussion Guide Credits:  Written by: Jumoke Balogun Edited by Catherine Gund and Erin Sorenson   Advisors/Readers:  Amanda King                         Fred Ward Billy Wimsatt                         Kirk Noden DaMareo Cooper                 Ryan Clopton-Zymler Edward Little                          Shakyra Diaz Erika Anthony

Discussion Guide Credits:
Written by: Jumoke Balogun
Edited by Catherine Gund and Erin Sorenson

Advisors/Readers:
Amanda King                         Fred Ward
Billy Wimsatt                         Kirk Noden
DaMareo Cooper                 Ryan Clopton-Zymler
Edward Little                          Shakyra Diaz
Erika Anthony

ABOUT THE GUIDE

DISPATCHES FROM CLEVELAND: MAKING OUR VOICES COUNT! is a guide for those who are ready to turn neighborhoods into communities, advocate for community policing, and push for an intersectional approach to racial and social justice. The film series, which begins with a contextual understanding of the Tamir Rice shooting and the history of racial injustice in Cleveland, makes the case for a community organizing approach to power-building. We do this in collaboration with Clevelanders on the ground who are still in the midst of a multi-pronged fight for LGBT rights, housing, economic justice, and racial justice.

Each documentary module of the film follows ordinary people whose love for their home pushes them to work together to bring about real change. The discussion guide complements each  of the five film modules to delve deeply into the topics covered and offer points of engagement and action for individuals and communities.

This guide and the film are a candid look at the complexities of our “big tent” strategy and the barriers that inhibit intersectional organizing.

Whether your group is organizing a voter drive or a town hall about police brutality, we hope DISPATCHES FROM CLEVELAND: MAKING OUR VOICES COUNT! will inspire you, your students, your organization, your place of faith, and your community to action that can bend the arc of justice!



Chapter By Chapter Resources

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Aubin Pictures produced the Dispatches from Cleveland film and discussion guide. It was formed as a not-for-profit organization in 1996 by Catherine Gund, with a mission to develop, produce, and distribute documentary films and videos that promote cultural and social awareness and strategic and sustainable social transformation.