Who are PINKS?
Solidarity for Sexually Minor Cultures & Human Rights “YeonBunHongChiMa” (meaning ‘Tender PINKS Skirt’) or PINKS is a feminist organization dedicated to documenting the struggles of people in their daily lives and at scenes of protests calling for an advancement of human rights in Korea since 2004. PINKS produces, distributes, and screens videos and documentaries of protests they lead or attend.
New York City has always been a city of protests, from the Stonewall riot, Occupy Wall Street, to recent rallies against anti-blackness, islamophobia, xenophobia, and transphobia. New York-based activists and organizers’ struggle for community building, solidarity, inclusivity, and celebration of diversity are sources of inspiration for activists in Korea, PINKS included.
These seven documentaries were made in pursuit of the truth behind the state of sexual minorities’ rights that are being denied or worsened due to the Korean government’s stances against democratic values and human rights, as well as the scenes of people’s right to life threatened and workers’ rights violated by the state by documenting the stories of struggles of these Korean people standing up against the oppressive system. We believe that this screening will inspire the sexual minorities and people of the United States to find their own ways of resisting and building solidarity in their lives.
PINKS’ visit to NYC also has a practical reason. During their visit, PINKS wish to collaborate with Korean American Rainbow Parents and PFLAG NYC to produce their latest documentary on the stories of Korean parents of sexual and gender identity minorities of Korea.
All 6 PINKS activists will be in NYC for the event and will be participating in the talk sessions following the screening of each documentary. Through the screening, PINKS truly hope to instigate encouraging and empowering discussion on power and oppression and foster a sense of solidarity among all of us involved in the fight for a better world.
Hosting a 4-day long screening is a hefty business and this is where you come in. More funds this campaign can raise, more can be used to reimburse travel and lodging expenses of the PINKS activists, ensure translation services during the event, and pay for other overhead expenses such as advertising and screening technicians. Please give what you can and share the campaign widely!
Click here to donate: https://chuffed.org/project/pinks-nyc/.
This film screening is co-hosted by PINKS Solidarity for Sexually Minor Cultures & Human Rights, NYC PINKS Screening Planning Committee, Nodutdol for Korean Community Development, Third World Newsreel, School of Visual Arts MFA Social Documentary Program, and Ordinary Days Production.
** Nodutdol, co-host of PINKS Human Rights Documentary Screening in NYC, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent of the law.