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SAME Endorses The Trans-Border Institute's "Border Film Week!"

03/24/2014 - 6:00pm
Border Film Week

SAME and the Trans-Border Institute say: Get ready for TBI's Border Film Week on March 24-28 at 6pm!  (Mon,Tues,Wed at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice Theatre. Wed, Thurs, Fri at the Warren Auditorium, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall. Both sites at the University of San Diego, 5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA. 92110 ) This is a free event!

Featuring the best of border cinema, the Trans-Border Institute’s annual Border Film Week will showcase documentary and fiction films offering attendees a broad vision of border culture. For the Full Schedule of the week's films please go to

In particular, SAME is highlighting Mon,March 24th's Features dealing with "Cultural and Gender Identity." Here below is information on Monday's showings. SAME DOES recommend that everyone go to all the week's showings of course!

"Two Spirits" Film Screening at Hillcrest's Joyce Beers Center

11/23/2013 - 7:00pm
Two Spirits

Join us on Sat, Nov 23rd, 2013, 7pm at the "Joyce Beers Community Center" (3900 Vermont St, San Diego, CA. 92103 - In Hillcrest) for this very Special Screening of "Two Spirits"

Fred Martinez was nádleehí, a male-bodied person with a feminine nature, a special gift according to his ancient Navajo culture. But the place where two discriminations meet is a dangerous place to live, and Fred became one of the youngest hate-crime victims in modern history when he was brutally murdered at sixteen. Between tradition and controversy, sex and spirit, and freedom and fear, lives the truth—the bravest choice you can make is to be yourself.

"Two Spirits" interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female, and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders.

In Navajo culture, there are four genders; some indigenous cultures recognize more. Native activists working to renew their cultural heritage adopted the English term “two-spirit” as a useful shorthand to describe the entire spectrum of gender and sexual expression that is better and more completely described in their own languages. The film demonstrates how they are revitalizing two-spirit traditions and once again claiming their rightful place within their tribal communities.    Trailer: watch?v=BUmYXI7k4y8

*Sponsored by SAME Alliance, Activist San Diego, & Canvass for a Cause.

(Image via Lydia Nibley/Riding The Tiger Productions)

SAME & Canvass for a Cause Present: A screening of the critically acclaimed film "BULLY!"

02/26/2013 - 6:00pm
Bully film poster.

Join SAME & Canvass for a Cause for a screening of the critically acclaimed film BULLY.
This film will be shown on Tues, Feb 26th at 6pm  at Canvass For a Cause's Headquarter's(3705 10th Ave. #3, San Diego, CA 92103. in the Hillcrest Area)

Bully is a "wrenching, potentially transformative look at an epidemic of adolescent cruelty and adult paralysis in the nation's public schools." The film's director, Lee Hirsch, was a victim of bullying as a child and decided to make a documentary so that the hidden lives of bullied children would be brought into the open.
As LGBTQ rights organizations, CFAC & SAME know all too well the alarming percentage of queer youth who are bullied and discriminated against in schools. This film will be followed by a short panel & discussion.

FILM: "Out Rage '69" with SAME, PRC, and CFAC for Pride Week! Tues, Jul' 17th, 2012!

07/17/2012 - 6:30pm

Out Rage69

Join SAME, The PRC (Peace Resource Center) and CFAC (Canvass For A Cause) for a Film Screening & Discussion of "OUT RAGE '69" This is our mutual contribution For PridWeek on Tues July 17th, 6:30 - 9pm at the Peace Resource Center (Bldg 100) 3850 Westgate Pl, San Diego 92105. This event is FREE and Open to the public!  Invite your friends!

 About the film:
"OUT RAGE '69" , the first in the four-part series The Question of Equality, examines the social and historical environment that gave rise to the current movement for gay and lesbian civil rights in America as told by those who were there. From Stonewall to Anita Bryant, to Oregon Measure 9 and "don't ask, don't tell," the Gay Liberation movement has fought for equal rights in a climate of hatred, violence, intolerance, and discrimination.
The pursuit of individual liberty -- the freedom to think and act freely -- comes with the individual responsibility to not harm the freedom of others.

 6:30 pm -- Doors open, light refreshments
7:00 pm -- Film starts promptly, and Discussion after.   (Image via PRC)

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