Canary at BRIC (Brooklyn, NY)

Wednesday night in Brooklyn, New York, I participated in a panel in honor of Women's History month at a community media arts organization called BRIC and presented the trailer for the film.

Highlights:

– how Canary and Born to Fly (an amazing documentary about Elizabeth Streb, by Catherine Gund) http://www.borntoflymovie.com/) sat at completely different poles of action and yet spoke to each other in unexpected ways.

– the "banality of badass women" – even in Palestine – and how important it is that more men start participating in the conversation around gender equity (I learned this amazing phrase from Jessica Devaney, producer of Speed Sisters http://speedsisters.tv)

– seeing two family members who had traveled to show solidarity for their loved ones – a woman whose cousin is sick with ME in Canada, another whose sister is sick in upstate New York. We cried, it was too short but so beautiful to see them there. Whoever you are, THANK YOU for sending these two lovely women my way.

– making a new friend in sickness and activism that I think is going to help us bring the movement to a new level.

– catching up with a donor from the original Kickstarter campaign and talking late into the night about absolutely everything. He reminded me I need to be even more ambitious smile emoticon

– Flying cross country (by myself! – first time since I got sick five years ago), thanks to some skillful caretaking/wheelchair pushing from my little bro, who met me at the airport

Thank you BRIC and Chicken & Egg Pictures for such an amazing event!

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This was just a screening of the trailer – Canary won't be ready until 2017. For updates follow us on Facebook or on Twitter (http://twitter.com/canaryfilm). You can also sign up for our email list here:http://www.canaryinacoalminefilm.com/email-signup

Events like this are just the beginning of the impact we hope to have. You can support us as we lay the foundation for impact and audience engagement: http://j.mp/canaryimpact

Top, from left to write: Jenni Wolfson, Chicken and Egg: Catherine Gund, Director of Born to Fly; Jessica Devaney, Producer of Speed Sisters; Elizabeth Streb. Bottom: Jennifer Brea, Director of Canary in a Coal Mine.

Top, from left to write: Jenni Wolfson, Chicken and Egg: Catherine Gund, Director of Born to Fly; Jessica Devaney, Producer of Speed Sisters; Elizabeth Streb. Bottom: Jennifer Brea, Director of Canary in a Coal Mine.