Established to tell the striking stories of women from HBCUs
The First Annual Her Story Film Competition is a unique competition allowing HBCU undergraduate students to create short films that will raise awareness about public health issues such as sexual health and violence against women on college campuses. The competition will allow participants to creatively depict societal problems using film and reveal to their peers issues that are often silent amongst the college community.
The following film entitled Free Will won the original Silent Movies in the AUC Competition that took place in the Atlanta University Center during the 2012 Spring Semester.
Her Story extends a special thanks to all our generous sponsors for their support and participation in this year’s student film contest.
This contest is supported in part by a federal funding guidance under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health (OWH) and funding from The Wright Group. The views and content expressed within the context of individual student film entries are not the views of the organizations, sponsors or partners of this film contest.
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Co-Founder & CEO
Amazing Grace Conservatory (ACG)
Actor, dancer, and choreographer Wendy Raquel Robinson is a best known for her roles as sports agent Tasha Mack on the hit comedy-drama The Game and as the high school principal Regina Grier on the sitcom The Steve Harvey Show. She has received eight NAACP Image Award nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy for her work on both The Game and The Steve Harvey Show.
Her career spans far outside television and onto both the big screen and the stage. Wendy has also been in many feature films to include Miss Congeniality, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Two Can Play That Game, Rebound, and Something New. She has appeared in several plays such as The Vagina Monologues, Black Woman’s Blues, Agnes of God, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, The Colored Museum, and Vanities, all of them receiving rave reviews.
In 1996, her love of life and giving spirit led her to become co-founder of the Amazing Grace Conservatory (ACG) in South Central Los Angeles, a theatrical training institute for teens. Wendy currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for ACG. The mission of AGC is to train and develop emerging artists and at risk youth in the performing arts by offering a well-rounded and culturally enriching, educational program in an environment that is nurturing for their personal, artistic and professional growth.
Wendy is a cum laude graduate of Howard University School of Fine Arts where she received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in drama.
Director of HIV/AIDS Programs and Social Efforts
Magic Johnson Foundation
Shane Jenkins serves in the dual capacity of both Director of HIV/AIDS Programs and Director of Social Efforts at the Magic Johnson Foundation, where she has an impressive 11 year professional history of program management.
In the capacity of the Director of the HIV/AIDS Initiative, Shane is responsible for leading the program which launched the Magic Johnson Foundation in 1991. She is responsible for all operational aspects of programming which includes grant making to HIV/AIDS organizations, managing partnerships with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, community based organizations, volunteers and corporate partners such as Aetna, Abbott Laboratories and GlaxoSmithKline. Shane also is responsible for managing the national “I Stand with Magic” campaign which resulted in 111 million media impressions. Additionally, grassroots efforts reached more than 600,000 individuals and 80,000 HIV tests were administered.
Shane’s true passion for helping others has proven to be the key ingredient for success in her duties as Director of Social Efforts. In this capacity she works as a champion to provide socially and economically disadvantaged youth access to entertainment and social activities that would not otherwise be available. For 11 of 14 years, Shane has been responsible for coordinating the Kid’s Mardi Gras Gala which provides inner city youth free access to a fun filled day of food, fun, entertainment, games and prizes in a carnival setting. Additionally she is responsible for coordinating the Annual Holiday Party which brings holiday cheer to families in need. Shane’s social program efforts have made a positive contribution to the lives of over 25,000 youth.
Thank you for your interest and submission to Her Story Student Film Contest. Please be sure to read the Authors Rights and Permission Agreement. If you agree to the terms above and have checked the box, begin your online registration below.
Entries for the film contest will be accepted beginning November 1, 2012 through January 21, 2013.
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