2020 reminded us of the limitless nature our collective power while proving a mass conscious shift towards abolition and Black liberation and away from capitalist logic and white supremacy was possible. 2021 has continued that exponential growth, allowing us and others to tap into new found energy, resources, and attention on age-old problems with holistic, structural, and community-based solutions.

In 2020, we met the moment. In 2021, we sustained the moment.

This spring and summer we produced a half-hour documentary Seguimos Aquí with ALMA and CHM about LGBTQ+ Latinx Chicagoans navigating the pandemic, interpersonal struggles, and community triumphs. We continued abolitionist organizing and uplifted narratives with the 
#EraseTheDatabase and #StopShotSpotter campaigns. We reflected on the 2020 uprisings while connecting them back to past organizing with the upcoming #NoCopAcademy feature documentary. The Bourbon 'n BrownTown podcast partnered with the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) for the Collective Freedom Project four-part series, among many other exciting projects, collaborations, and developments.

We make this work possible when community supports community. Consider making a monthly or one-time, tax-deductible donation to SoapBox and support our sustainability and growth. Together, let’s making “giving back” unnecessary by abolishing hierarchal structures of inequity and violence and create new interrelated ecosystems of care, community, and abundance (Photo by 

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SoapBox Productions and Organizing

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Four LGBTQ+ identifying Latinx Chicagoans -- LaSaia Wade, Reyna Ortiz, Luis Lira, and Nissa Conde -- navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, interpersonal struggles, and community triumphs throughout a turbulent yet powerful 2020. The next screening is detailed above (RSVP HERE). We are currently planning others for early 2022! Contact us if you'd like to collaborate to bring Seguimos Aquí to your community.

Revamped Organizing,
Programming, & Events Pages

Peep our revamped Organizing, Education & Programming, and Events pages. Our Organizing page better lays out our model of organizing through SAW projects and power-building while our Education & Programming and Events detail past collaborations and how they fit into our overall mission.

Off The Cuff | On The Rocks:
Sippin' with SoapBox

SoapBox supporter and friend Khalil Pillai launches his speaker series "Off The Cuff | On the Rocks" talking with colleagues and friends Caullen and David about all things starting/joining SoapBox, defunding the police, the limitations of voting, the power of media narratives, and more in the inaugural episode.
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SOAPBOX EDITORIAL - New article How Corporate Media Fails Us: A First Person Journey through the Media Machine. Want to write for SoapBox Editorial? Drop us a line! Read more at
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**COMING 1/1/2022** New Years 2022: A Retrospective

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(Photo above by Karina Mireya at City Farm Chicago)
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SoapBox Productions and Organizing is a film and social activism nonprofit specializing in multimedia storytelling for structural social change. We pair art and media with grassroots organizing efforts by developing, documenting, and promoting racial, economic, and social justice initiatives with community collaborators. Our mission is to utilize media to power and sustain social movements for a more equitable and creative world. 
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