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For Potential Board Members

by May 20, 2019 0


Who We Are

The Meaningful Movies Project is a non-profit organization that assists neighborhoods, groups and individuals organize, educate and advocate using the power of social justice documentary film and relevant conversation to build positive and meaningful community and a more just and peaceful world. It is the organizing arm of the Meaningful Movies Network, a collective of autonomous neighborhood and community Meaningful Movies groups that have agreed to work together and support one another to meet these ends.

Our History and Where We Are Now

The first Meaningful Movies group started in the Wallingford neighborhood in Seattle, Washington in 2003. Over the years we have grown and now the organization supports 26 diverse groups in Western Washington, one in Eastern Washington and one in California. In 2018 alone, 198 film events were organized by the 24 groups that were in existence at that time, and over 8,200 people attended. We are contacted frequently by people who are interested in starting new Meaningful Movies groups.

Film coupled with facilitated conversation is a powerful way to help people recognize similarities, rebuild a storytelling tradition, foster vital community dialog and allow true democracy to unfold. Meaningful Movies events provide a platform for non-profits and activists working on the issues highlighted in the films, to talk about the work that they are doing and to invite audience members to join them in taking action. By providing people with opportunities to learn about important social justice issues and ways to take action, the Meaningful Movies Project is helping build a more peaceful and just world.

Board of Directors Seeks New Member

The Meaningful Movies Project seeks community leaders who are passionate about social justice and who recognize the importance of the Meaningful Movies model of documentary film screenings followed by facilitated conversation. Individuals who join the Meaningful Movies Project Board of Directors will guide this organization and work to support new and existing Meaningful Movies groups.

The Meaningful Movies Project is in an exciting phase of growth and needs experienced professionals to join the leadership team. Specific needs on the board include a commitment to help fundraise for the organization, experience with strategic, sustainable organizational growth and a willingness to connect us with your network. We are also looking for expertise in filmmaking, accounting, legal assistance and marketing. The Meaningful Movies Project has a commitment to racial, gender, economic and social equity and will prioritize board candidates who add diversity to the team.

This is an excellent opportunity for a community leader who would like to give time and talent to an organization which is working to create a more peaceful and just world through social justice documentary film events and community building.

The Board of Directors meets every other month and call-in options are available.

How to Apply

For more information about board member responsibilities and expectations, please contact Board Chair and Executive Director, Diane Turner ( or Manager, Anne Miller ( Thank you for your interest.


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