Our September film selection is the new World War II-era comedic TV series, A League of Their Own, a remake of the 1993 film based on the short-lived All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. But what makes this version special is its focus on the voices that were largely left out of the original—women and people of color on and off the field. Quoting the Daily Beast, “The queer representation and the dignity given to the characters’ storylines is like a fireworks show of progress.”
Our featured artist is internationally renowned activist, educator, designer, and performer, Nick Cave. Known for his vibrant aesthetic combining the disciplines of fashion, craft, and fine art, Cave has expanded his practice to include public engagement and performance. Read about his fascinating “Soundsuits” series (race-, class-, and gender-obscuring wearable sculptures) and retrospective exhibition, “Nick Cave: Forothermore, currently on view at The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and, later this year, at the Guggenheim NYC.
Consistent with JusticeAid’s mission to promote justice through the arts, and in keeping with our 2022 focus on LGBTQ civil rights, throughout the year we will feature films, artworks, songs, and books that address important issues to the LGBTQ community. We hope they offer inspiration, deepen our collective understanding, and prompt candid conversations with family and friends.
We welcome your reactions and suggestions and look forward to taking this journey with you throughout 2022 as we strive to forge greater empathy and deeper commitment to providing access to justice and protections for the civil rights of all persons.