Gender-inclusive, feminist, pro-immigrant rights organization to promote healing, healthy relationships, and economic independence through the arts.
At Justice for My Sister Collective (JFMS), we are passionate about increasing visibility and job accessibility for underrepresented, low-income local filmmakers (ages 13 - 30), particularly women of color, LGBTQAI+, former foster youth, and survivors of gender-based violence. Our mission is to train low-income, underrepresented young adults (13 - 30) in filmmaking and TV writing to transform the film & TV industry by way of job access, skill-training, mentorships, and media literacy. We aim to uplift aspiring filmmakers with a culturally-relevant and trauma-informed approach to tell stories through a gender equality and racial justice lens.
In light of the #MeToo and #TimesUp Movements, it's evident now more than ever that the work we've been doing since 2011 is desperately needed, so that Hollywood's messaging and work culture are representative of our values as a society.
The Justice for my Sister Collective is a gender-inclusive, feminist, pro-immigrant rights organization. We currently have two chapters: in Los Angeles, California and Guatemala City. We work towards gender equality, healthy masculinity and racial inclusion by using storytelling, video production, charlas, testimonios, theater of the oppressed, art therapy, and other activities to provide communities with tools to identify violence and create healthy relationships. Through filmmaking and youth leadership, our students imagine and portray the world we wish to live in, marked by gender equality and free of violence.