“From Selma to Stonewall: Are We There Yet?“ (“Selma to Stonewall”) is a documentary that explores the intersectionality of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion. It jumps off from the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, AL and the Gay Rights Movement that started at Stonewall in NYC, and lands right in the crossroads of today's most explosive issues.
Building Bridges members have served as an Associate Producer, DC Screening organizers, Panel interviewees and documentary promoters. Our motto is Building Bridges… One Conversation at at Time… and, this film and panel discussion was a rich myriad of healing and hopeful conversations about actions we can each take… to help tear down the walls of discrimination and to melt away the paralyzing polarization in our society.
When our collective voices all come together…
it will be resounding.
What is so remarkable about the film’s screenings and panel discussions across the country (i.e., from San Francisco to New York to Washington, DC) is the powerful social change that takes hold when we respectfully and vulnerably share our unique experiences and histories. These authentic and engaging conversations warm our hearts… as we witness a deep empathy emerging among people we “perceive to be different” yet, who find rich understandings and common ground with one another.
“Selma to Stonewall” marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Following each screening is an action-focused dialogue among experienced leaders/activists about the intersectional strategies for today. This humorous, thoughtful and inspiring time of storytelling and justice-carving affirms the work of longtime activists and inspires new leaders to get involved with the present day issues of social justice.
Later this year, we are producing a trigger film of Washington, DC’s panel discussion that can be used freely by social activists around the country and the world. And our ultimate goal is to promote healing dialogues and tangible actions on a variety of social justice issues of our day. Please join in and share “Selma to Stonewall” with others in your circles.
Martin Luther King meant it when he said,
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
From Selma to Stonewall
“This film is an enormous contribution.… exceptional…! I cried almost all the way through…the best way for me to be in touch with how much I care about a topic. It was amazing, beautiful, touching, and truly an extraordinary film!. And, what a treat to get to meet the producers.”
- Jill Birdwhistle
“I am profoundly grateful that this film exists. We are living a pivotal and polarized time in our nation’s history. From Selma to Stonewall guides those who watch it to explore their views and create a platform for the discussions we need to have as a country. The timing and the message of this film is so crucial. It must be seen and discussed by anyone and everyone.”