Selected Panels and Lectures


•Women in Documentary Film- Human Rights Film Festival – Buenos Aires, Argentina

•International Distribution- Firelight Media Producers Fellows Program – Durham, NC


•The Google Seminars on Gender and Racial Gaps in Film and Tech – Miami Film Festival

•Women in Documentary Film- Femcine Film Festival – Santiago, Chile

•Supporting Your Doc Habit – New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT)- New York


•Making a Film + Making a Living: Sustainability in the Film Industry – New Orleans Film Festival

•Rebels Don’t Wait for Permission: Women in Documentary – 59th International Leipzig Festival – Germany


•Sisters in Cinema Archive Project – Mellon Fellows Conference – Atlanta, GA

•Sisters in the Life Book Project – Pre-Print – Duke University – Durham, NC


•CJ Summit, Collaboration Nation & From the Archives, Citizen Jane Film Festival- Columbia, MO

•Creating Change: The New Black Outreach Workshop – Atlanta, GA


•Black Independent Cinema Before and After Pariah – American Studies Association, San Juan, PR

•Short Films of Cheryl Dunye — Duke University, Durham, NC

•Cabin in the Sky with Steve Willis —Vance Chavis Branch of the Greensboro, NC Public Library

•Looking Forward — Firelight Media and P.O.V’s Sustaining a Career as a Public Media Maker, NY, NY


•Recovering Lesbian History – Smashing History Conference, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

•Behind the Screen: The Making, Marketing and Distribution of Daughters of the Dust – Keynote Speaker – The

Avery Research Center two-day symposium and art show celebrating the Black Art aesthetic of filmmaker Julie Dash,

Charleston, SC

•Entrepreneurship Panel Moderator- Leadership Empowerment Conference, Bennett College

•The African Diaspora Film Festival at the Witherspoon Cinema at North Carolina State University

•Creating Your Legacy: Path to Success: Competitive Edge Filmmakers Challenge Tour, NC A&T

Visiting Artist : Black Women in China in Shanghai, The Caribbean Association in China – Shanghai, Alcott High School in Chicago


•Black Women Filmmakers – The Women’s Film Festival, Brown University

•Presented a series of workshops and lectures – The School of Theatre and Film at Arizona State University

• Grace Holt Lecture – Parallel Praxis: Hollywood and Black Independent Cinema Today – Univ. of Illinois


•Making Peace With Making Money – Fire & Ink Cotillion – Austin, TX

•New Media Entrepreneurs – Faculty Lecture Series – Bennett College – Greensboro, NC


•Independent Film Distribution – IFP Producer’s Conference – Chicago

•Self-Distribution – Naperville International Film Festival – Naperville, IL

•Going it Alone – Sundance Film Festival – Park City, Utah

•Internet Distribution – Antioch College – Yellow Springs, OH

•Self-Distribution Seminar – IFP – Chicago

•Earthecho & The Warped Tour – Digi Fest & AFI Int’l Film Festival – Los Angeles


•Independent Distribution Panel Moderator – Fusion Festival – Los Angeles


•Crash: A Viewing and Discussion – University of Chicago

Visiting Artist – University of Illinois-Urbana, Northwestern University, Governor’s State University, Middlebury College


•Sisters in Cinema – Television Critics Week – Los Angeles

•Fundraising and Distribution – Webster University – St. Louis

•SistahCinema: African Women in Filmmaking – Denver Pan African Film Fest

•Queer Filmmakers of Color – Queer Lounge – Sundance Film Festival

•Where’s Her Voice?: Black Women Filmmakers and Hip-Hop Culture -Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture – University of Chicago

•Brother Outsider – University of Chicago

Visiting Artist – Temple, University of Deleware, SUNY- Albany, Columbia College, Chicago, University of Rochester,Kenwood Academy, DePaul University, UCSD, Young Chicago Authors, Northwestern


•Conformity and Resistance: Writing for Film – National Black Writer’s Conference, Brooklyn, New York

•Frameline’s Close-Up: Interview with Cheryl Dunye – Castro Theater, San Francisco

•Hindsight is 20/20: Producer’s Tell How They Would Do it All Over Again -Cleveland Int’l Film Festival

•Reaching an Audience With Your Independent Film – Cleveland International Film Festival

•Her Stories: Issues for Women in Documentary Film-Columbia College Chicago

•Is There a Need For Women’s Media (Anymore)? -Women in the Director’s Chair Film Festival

•African American Women in Feature Filmmaking – African Film Festival, Los Angeles

•Visiting Artist -Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia College Chicago, Cleveland State, Indiana University, Bloomington


•Exercises in Leadership -IBM Gay and Lesbian Leadership Conference, NY

•Financial Foundations for Filmmakers -Women in the Director’s Chair. Chicago

•Getting Your Work Out Into the World – AIVF and The Video Databank, Chicago

•Redefining Media Images of Black Women: A Personal Journey – Smith College

•Women Directors of Color – African American Women in Cinema Conference, NY

•Film Panel – Gwendolyn Brooks Black Writer’s Conference

•Visiting Artist – Vassar College, Smith College, Antioch University, Ohio State University, York University, Northwestern University


•Deliverance: The Business of Distribution – Persistent Vision Conference, San Francisco

•Climbing Out of the Girl Ghetto – Lake Placid Film Festival

•Roles for Women: Indie and Beyond – Boston International Womens Film Festival

•Producers Forum – Atlanta Film & Video Festival

•The State of Black Independent Cinema – Sundance Film Festival

•Reel Women: A Global Body of Work – Purdue University, Calumet


•Racing the Real – Society for Cinema Studies Conference, Chicago

•Writing African American Women into Film History – University of Wisconsin, Madison

•From Words Into Pictures: A Seminar on Writing the Independent Film – Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison

•Celluloid History: Documentary Strategies in Films on Queer History: The Future of the Queer Past: A Transnational History Conference, University of Chicago