In August, QWOCMAP founding Executive/Artistic Director Madeleine Lim’s documentary The Worlds of Bernice Bing (2013) screened at the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival as part of their online “Indelible Artists” shorts program in August.

Known as Bingo, Bernice was an Abstract Expressionist painter, Beat-era Existentialist, Buddhist, feminist, Chinese-American lesbian. She passed in 1998, leaving a tremendous legacy in the San Francisco Bay Area as a founder of SCRAP, Executive Director of SOMArts, member of AAWAA, and one of the first artists at Mayacamas. The film honors and memorializes Bingo’s life, and leads us to ponder creativity and healing, as well as the importance of reclaiming our history and giving our elders their flowers while they are still here.

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On a turquoise background, white text reads The Freshman Fundraisers. On the right is a headshot of an Black woman of African and Choctaw descent, with dark brown skin, shoulder-length black hair, and brown eyes, wearing a white collared shirt, black blazer, and pearl earrings. On the photo, the QWOCMAP logo is in the top left corner and the caption, which is white text on a gray transparent background, reads With Managing Director T. Kebo Drew, CFRE.