GRANTS, AWARDS, AND HONORS

2016      Attendee, the first "United State of Women" White House Summit

              Just Beginning Collaborative Fellow (2016-2018)

              Sterling Brown ’22 Visiting Professor of Africana Studies, Williams College

2014      Erma Taylor O’Brien Distinguished Guest Professorship, Scripps College

2013      Co-Recipient, with Staceyann Chinn and Fadzai Muparutsa (Coalition of African Lesbians), Black Women’s Blueprint’s

Revolutionary Women Speaking the Unspeakable Award

2011      NO! The Rape Documentary included in Ford Foundation’s JustFilms online archive

2010     Artist-in-Residence, Emporia State University

              Co-Recipient, with Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Scarritt-Bennett Center’s Ann L. Reskovac Courage Award

2009      Artist-in-Residence, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, University of Chicago

2008      Eighth Annual Philadelphia Black Gay Pride’s “Legend Award”

               India International Women’s Film Festival “Best Documentary Award”

2007      Institute on Domestic Violence In the African-American Community’s “Media Award”

               International Federation of Black Prides Award

               NO! designated as the Featured Event during the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s 2007 National Sexual Assault

Awareness Month Campaign

2006     San Diego Women’s Film Festival “Audience Choice Award” and “Juried Award”

               DC Rape Crisis Center's Visionary Award

               National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s 2006 National Award for Outstanding Response to End Prevention of Sexual Violence

               Ford Foundation educational marketing and international distribution grant

2005      Leeway Foundation Transformation Award[1]

               Valentine Foundation Post Production Grant

               Artist-in-Residence, Digital Moving Image Salon, Women’s Research and Resource Center, Spelman College

               ASTRAEA Foundation Interim Grant

2004      “Special Mention,” Documentary Section, Long Form, 16th Annual Paris International Lesbian & Feminist Film Festival

               Gloria Steinem Fund of the Ms. Foundation for Women

               Prince George’s County (Maryland) Sheriff’s Department Discretionary Grant

               Prince George’s County (Maryland) Council Discretionary Grant

2003      Amnesty International Women’s Human Rights Program Discretionary Grant

               Denver Pan African Film Festival “Soul Spirit” Award

               Barnard/Columbia Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center’s “Voices of Courage” Award

               Rockefeller Foundation Artist’s Fellowship nominee

               Open Meadows Foundation Post Production Grant

               Valentine Foundation Post Production Grant

2002      Women’s Way Discretionary Grant

                Bread and Roses Community Fund’s Discretionary Grant

2001      Cercle des Libres Penseurs de Bruxelles (Belgium) Discretionary Grant

              Groupe du 6 Novembre (France) Discretionary Grant

              Bread and Roses Community Fund’s Donor Advised Post Production Grant

              Women’s Way Discretionary Grant

2000     Pennsylvania National Organization for Women Discretionary Grant

              Valentine Foundation Production Grant

              Delaware Legacy Valley Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation Post Production Grant

              Women’s Way Discretionary Grant

              Bread and Roses Community Fund’s Waters Award for Intergenerational Activism

              Funding Exchange Donor Advised Production Grant

1999     Valentine Foundation Production Grant

             Bread and Roses Community Fund’s Donor Advised Production Grant

             Rockefeller Foundation Artist’s Fellowship nominee

             ASTRAEA Foundation Production Grant

1998    Valentine Foundation Research and Development Grant

             NAACP (Philadelphia Chapter) Exemplary Citizen Award

            Audre Lorde Legacy Award of the Union Institute Center for Women

            Finalist, Roy W. Dean Grant of Studio, Film & Tape, Inc.

            Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Discretionary Grant

1997      ASTRAEA Foundation Pre-Production Grant

1995      Atlantic City Black Film Festival “Filmmaker” Award

1994      Philadelphia Gay Pride Grand Marshall Award

1993      Philadelphia Independent Film & Video Association Subsidy Award

               Scribe Video Center Subsidy Grant

[1] In December 2005, Ms. Simmons was one of twelve women from a pool of over 200 to receive the Leeway Foundation’s Transformation Award recognizing her work using video as a tool for community transformation.