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Gene Siskel Film Center Receives Esteem Award for its Black Harvest Film Festival

SAIC's Gene Siskel Film Center's (GSFC) received an Esteem Award for Special Recognition for its Black Harvest Film Festival. Since 2007, the Esteem Awards have honored local and national organizations and individuals for their continued efforts in supporting the African American and LGBTQ communities in the areas of entertainment, media, civil rights, business, and art. GSFC was honored for its inclusion of films to promote understanding and awareness by/and for filmmakers of color, the LGBTQ communities, and people of color everywhere.

The honorees received their awards at the Fifth Annual Black Gay Pride Worship Service Brunch on Sunday, July 7, which also was the weekend of Chicago's Black Gay Pride holiday, at Lighthouse Church of Chicago.