Tami Gold is a professor at Hunter College, a filmmaker, and a visual artist. Her films have consistently been at the forefront of social justice, focusing on issues of race, gender, sexual identity, labor, and police brutality. They have aired on PBS and HBO, as well as on television in Nigeria, South Africa, Germany, France, Turkey, Serbia, Lagos, and Vietnam. Her work has screened at the MOMA, the Whitney, The Chicago Arts Institute, The Kennedy Center, the American and British Film Institutes, Sundance, Tribeca and The New York Film Festival, and in over 150 film festivals worldwide. She is a recipient of Rockefeller and Guggenheim fellowships.
Blanca Vázquez has taught in the Department of Film and Media Studies at Hunter College since 2003. She was awarded the Presidential Insdorf Award for Excellence in Teaching for Part-Time Faculty in 2009. Vazquez is the founding editor of CENTRO, Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College, and in 2002-2003 she was a Revson Fellow at Columbia University, where she also received her master’s degree in journalism. She has been published in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society, the Daily News, Viva Magazine and the Oral History Review.