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We Resist by Telling Our Stories


Resilient Love Workshop

Our Resilient Love Our workshops for girls between the ages of 11 and 18 years old,  uses film and art as a tool to promote self-love and sisterhood. We encourage young women to become media makers. 

DWC, Inc. Executive Director, Oya Amakisi shares how filmmaker, Aishah Shahidah Simmons inspired her to begin the Detroit Women of Color International Film Festival.  


Video by Piper Carter

Throughout 2019, DWC, Inc. will work with local organizations and filmmakers to showcase films that
are relevant to our community. DWC partnered with Aishah Shahidah Simmons/AfroLez Productions, EMEAC (East Michigan Environmental Action Council), The Sasha Center, Wayne County Safe, #MuteRKelly Detroit Chapter, and other groups to bring NO! The Rape Documentary to the Cass Corridor Commons on
January 25, 2019. 

Pictured above: Aishah Shahidah Simmons (AfroLez),
Kalimah Loc Johnson (The Sasha Center), Oya Amakisi (DWC, Inc.), Lori Sassi Robinson
(Author: I Will Survive) and Piper Carter (#MuteRKelly Detroit Chapter). 

Detroit Films In The City