Community Councils

Advocacy groups to promote the Gene Siskel Film Center's year-round programming (Gene Siskel Film Center Community Council), the Black Harvest Film Festival (Black Harvest Community Council), and Panorama Latinx (Panorama Latinx Community Council).

Ky DickensDirector/Creative Director/Partner, Conspiracy
Ron FalzoneAssociate Professor, Columbia College/Cinema Art & Science
Sara Hall, Co-ChairAssociate Dean/UIC Honors College
Joyce JengFounder, Asian Social Network & SSP
Henna KoivistoChair of Cultural Finnish-American Committee FACC C.C.
Eva Penar, Co-ChairDirector of Marketing & Communications, Chicago Community Trust
Nari SafaviWBEZ91.5
Gary KuzminskiChicago International Music and Movies Festival; Columbia College
Cassie MayerThe Poetry Foundation
Carrie ShepherdWBEZ91.5
Rebecca FonsDevelopment and Programming Director, The Iowa Theater
Adrianna SilverChicago Cares
Barbara AllenFilmmaker
Chaga WaltonFormer Chair, Black Harvest Community Council; Former Member Gene Siskel Film Center Advisory Board
Chantal Redmond 
Cheryl PetratosFilmmaker/CMP Productions
D'Tura HaleFilmmaker
Daniel NearingFilmmaker/9:23 Films, Governor's State University
Danielle DavisiMentor Chicago
David WeathersbyFilmmaker
Daryl SledgeFilm and Theater Producer
Derek DowFilmmaker
Derek GraceGrace Media Group
DjalaalGene Siskel Film Center volunteer
Donnie SmithDonda's House
Eleva SingletonFilmmaker/Hermes
Felicia MingsThe Art Institute of Chicago
Gwen SatterfieldChicago School of Professional Psychology
Harold DennisActor in film, stage, and TV
Jackie SamuelNational Louis University
Kamau TyehimbaReel Black Filmmakers
Karletta R. KellyChatham Business Association
Kayo WilliamsKayquarii Productions
Keisha ChaversChair, Black Harvest Community Council; Coordinator, Best of Black Harvest; Marketing Consultant
Keisha NickoleActress, Production Manager, Producer
Kenny Johnson 
Lawrence Lee WallaceDeep Productions Studios
Lonnie EdwardsFilmmaker
Cheryl Rayner 
Loris RaynerPediatrician
Marcus SpearmanBMO Harris Bank; Board Member, Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance
Maurice L. DortchFilmmaker
Michael FosterThe Whitehall Hotel
Monique SmithFilmmaker
Muteeat LawalCommunity volunteer
N.K. GutierrezFilmmaker
Natalie Perkins 
Okema "Seven" GunnBlogger & film critic
Patricia MosleyCME Group
Ramsey CareyGoodman Theatre
Sergio MimsConsultant, Black Harvest Film Festival
Seth McClellanFilmmaker, Actor, Triton College
Shahari MooreFilmmaker
Talle Laosebikan 
Troy PryorActor/producer
Vivienne Bailey 
Alvaro ObregonPresident and Founder at Chicago Mariachi Project
Anel Montes MarchanDirector of International Programs, Chicago Sister Cities International
Carolina PosseFilm and Media Studies Professor, Columbia College
Chloe CaudilloFilmmaker, Harold Ramis Film School & Generation Latinx
Christina GomezProfessor of Liberal Arts, Director of Academic Affairs for Diversity &Inclusion, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Encarnación TeruelDirector of Visual Arts, Media Arts, & Multi-Disciplinary Programs, Illinois Arts Council
Fernando ÁvilaFounder & Producer, Social Impact Films
Gibran VillalobosPartnerships and Engagement Program Liaison, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Hugo TeruelExecutive Director, University of Illinois at Chicago LARES
Jose JaraFounder & Editor, LatinoScoop.com / Foco Media Group LLC
Marta AyalaCommunity Affairs Specialist / Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Manuel GonzalesCommunications Director, Latino Policy Forum
N.K. GutierrezFilmmaker
Omar Torres-KnightExecutive Director, Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center
Pedro LeonBack of the Yards Branch Manager, Chicago Public Library
Raul BenitezFilm Programmer, Comfort Station