GISELY COLÓN LÓPEZ, Producer, was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and raised in New York City. Gisely fuses her lived experiences to collaborate and contribute to student and community driven initiatives disrupting the marginalization and minoritization of communities of color. She is an educator and has taught for the New York City Board of Education, and the City University of New York teaching courses in bilingual education and Latino/a Studies. Gisely holds a Master of Arts from UConn-Storrs in International Studies and previously graduated from Brooklyn College-CUNY with distinct honors as the college’s Salutatorian and a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. She is an alumna of the Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Department at Brooklyn College. Gisely is on the board of the Alliance for Puerto Rican Education and Empowerment where she contributes to culturally relevant events preserving and celebrating Puerto Rican history.
TAMI GOLD is a professor at Hunter College, a filmmaker, and a visual artist. Her films have consistently been at the forefront of social justice, focusing on issues of race, gender, sexual identity, labor and police brutality. They have reached audiences near and far, airing on PBS, HBO and on television in Nigeria, South Africa, Germany, France, Turkey, Serbia, Lagos and Vietnam. Her work has also screened at the MOMA, the Whitney, The Chicago Arts Institute, The Kennedy Center, the American and British Film Institutes, Sundance, Tribeca and The New York Film Festival, and in over 150 film festivals worldwide. She is recipient of Rockefeller and Guggenheim fellowships.
PAM SPORN is an award winning filmmaker and pioneer in teaching video production in NYC high schools. Her films have screened on PBS and at US and International film festivals. Some of her films include Detroit 48202, Cuban Roots/Bronx Stories, and With a Stroke of the Chaveta. Pam has received funding and awards from Just Films/Ford Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, National Latino Broadcasting, the Puffin Foundation and the Bronx Council on the Arts. Pam is a member of New Day Films, the Bronx Filmmakers Collective, and New York Women in Film and Television.