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Education through documentary storytelling.
What We Do
We amplify the voices of women and marginalized communities. We view documentary film making as a tool to educate students, organizations, the public, and law makers on social justice issues. Through academic and investigative research, we project the message of women and marginalized communities to effect change. We provide hope and inspire concrete actions to improve lives.
What we are working on
Health Disparities through the lens of Long Covid
COVID 19 has changed lives around the world. This documentary was conceptualized by Marty while working as a COVID Investigator for Grand County Public Health. Based on direct experience by Marty and colleagues, we expose inequalities. Our goal is to educate others on the conditions our society is facing, and to effect change.
This documentary educates students, teachers, the public, and lawmakers about Long Covid. This is done by looking at the disparities in our health system like those caused by health deserts in both rural and urban communities. We interview individuals from different socioeconomic backgrounds to understand the physical, financial, and emotional differences faced by individuals struggling with Long Covid. We explore BIPOC, undocumented, and LGBTQ+ communites concerning their healthcare.
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Who We Are
Our team has over 25 years of experience in promoting and participating in Social Justice. We are a combination of business, creativity, teaching, and dedication. Together, these fierce females bring experience and integrity for social change.
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Executive Director / Creative Producer
Marty Pack is a Creative Producer of documentary film highlighting social justice issues. Through academic and investigative research, Marty brings a level of professionalism and compassion to tell an honest story. Her first film, The Take Over of Testing, was used to educate the Chicago Teachers Union on testing and how it is used to privatize the public school system. This film is still relevant over ten years later. Her second film, Maria’s Story, Undocumented Violence, looked at an undocumented woman surviving an abusive marriage, gaining legal status, and achieving the American dream.
This film was used to educate social work students and the public at Governor State University. It is being used today by the Chicago Archdiocese Domestic Violence Outreach program.
Marty has a background in relationship building, production, teaching and research. While raising two children alone, she worked full time, and graduated Suma Cum Laude with a self-directed Bachelor’s degree in Communication/Production. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Northeastern Illinois University where she has done groundbreaking research on Domestic Violence through the Lens of Catholicism. She has studied Public Health and worked as a COVID Investigator for Grand County Public Health throughout the COVID pandemic. She has taught Political Science for Columbus State Community College and in K-12 schools. Marty is currently working on a second Master’s in the Public Affairs Executive program at the University of Colorado, Denver.
She was fortunate to have traveled extensively prior to the pandemic. She enjoys spending time at the gym, reading theory, music, and hanging with her two children and her super chill dog, Diamond.
Alexandra is passionate about storytelling, social justice and making a difference in the community. It is reflected in her career path and volunteer opportunities.
For the first ten years of her career, she worked as a broadcast TV reporter at affiliates across the country. Alexandra has a decade of experience working for nonprofit agencies that serve the elderly, refugees, marginalized communities, the homeless, human trafficking survivors, as well as programs that provide adoption, foster care and emergency disaster relief. She was on the front lines in Houston in 2017 helping with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and she was deployed to Panama City, Florida in 2018 for relief efforts following Hurricane Michael. Alexandra is currently on the communications and marketing team at Jefferson Health, the largest healthcare system in Philadelphia.
Alexandra is an advocate for long COVID survivors, having battled the illness since March 2020. Alexandra has been interviewed numerous times by the news media about her experiences and the impact long COVID is having on individuals, the healthcare system and the workforce. She leverages multiple online platforms for advocacy to build supportive relationships with long COVID survivors, raise awareness of long COVID, combat misinformation, and help long haulers get the treatment they need and deserve.
She took on a leadership role in the 2017 Women’s March, helping to mobilize tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians through raising awareness of the Washington DC event and assisting with plans for their transportation. Alexandra also volunteered with the Biden campaign in 2020 to build support with veterans and military families across Pennsylvania.
Cynthia is a 36-year-old, Marketing Specialist and Equity Policy Advisor, turned Long Covid and MECFS Advocate from Northern Virginia. She is recovering from a March 2020 mild COVID-19 infection that led to severe disability and life-threatening illnesses. Due to her uniquely severe Long Covid symptoms, she has had to seek care at local emergency rooms over 30 times. She has been admitted to multiple hospitals for post covid severe illness.
In September 2020, after being threatened with arrest by Emergency Room hospital while seeking medical help during an episode of dangerously low oxygen and high heart rate, she decided to become a long covid advocate to ensure that marginalized communities could receive proper care in the future. She worked alongside the Long Covid Alliance and SolveMe to help guide legislative language for the Covid-19 Long Haulers Act and spoke at the official press conference alongside the bill’s sponsors. She met with Tim Kaine and Ayanna Pressley team for their Long Covid legislation as well. Cynthia has been featured in TIME magazine, Washington Post, Bloomberg News, National Journal and more. Cynthia also has been a part of Long Covid and ME/CFS projects, including speaking at the 2021 IACFS/ME Virtual Conference. She also is a co-leader of the first BIPOC Long Covid x ME/CFS support group. Cynthia is well known in the Long Covid community for working to intervene in real time to help steer covid and Long Covid patients to proper care. She has recently written a digital Emergency Room Guide for long haulers of color, to increase their access to care. She also writes guides to care for Long Covid on Kindred, a Long Covid community app. Cynthia now sits on the Board of SolveME and is a collaborator for Consuli.
In September 2020, after being threatened with arrest by Emergency Room hospital while seeking medical help during an episode of dangerously low oxygen and high heart rate, she decided to become a long covid advocate to ensure that marginalized communities could receive proper care in the future. She worked alongside the Long Covid Alliance and SolveMe to help guide legislative language for the Covid-19 Long Haulers Act and spoke at the official press conference alongside the bill’s sponsors. She met with Tim Kaine and Ayanna Pressley team for their Long Covid legislation as well.
Cynthia has been featured in TIME magazine, Washington Post, Bloomberg News, National Journal and more.
Cynthia also has been a part of Long Covid and ME/CFS projects, including speaking at the 2021 IACFS/ME Virtual Conference. She also is a co-leader of the first BIPOC Long Covid x ME/CFS support group. Cynthia is well known in the Long Covid community for working to intervene in real time to help steer covid and Long Covid patients to proper care. She has recently written a digital Emergency Room Guide for long haulers of color, to increase their access to care. She also writes guides to care for Long Covid on Kindred, a Long Covid community app. Cynthia now sits on the Board of SolveME and is a collaborator for Consuli.
Kim is a dynamic leader with 25+ years of experience in marketing, organizational development and communications strategy for non-profit, public and private organizations. Her focus at FrazierHeiby is on making client impact be seen, heard and felt by the people that matter— so they take action that makes a measurable difference.
Prior to joining FrazierHeiby, Kim held leadership roles with Battelle for Kids and the Ohio Department of Education, as well as public relations agencies including Paul Werth Associates.
Kim’s heart is in public service. She was a founding member and president of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs Alumni Board and teaches graduate-level policy and nonprofit communications and marketing courses at The Ohio State University. Her students have completed projects on SmartColumbus sponsored by the City of Columbus, as well as the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission. She has a U.S. Marine son and a teacher-in-training daughter.
In her spare time Kim camps, hikes and visits our wonderful state and national parks.
Andrea is a Senior Project Manager at Optum where she’s managing a large scale multi-year communications upgrade. While in this role she has been tapped to help with data analyst work, process improvement, vendor management, financial forecasting, cost benefit analysis, risk assessment & mitigation efforts.
Before working at Optum she spent 10 years in the printing industry. Her specialty is taking complicated issues and presenting them to the executive level in a way that helps drive results. She is currently a volunteer member on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee and a mentor. She grew up in East St Paul, MN in a marginalized community. Her experience living in that community lead her to care deeply about inequality and lifting others.Read More
She is active in political organizing and volunteered on political primary campaigns, Vote or Die, and Minnesota’s gay marriage bill. She was an active Toastmaster member before the pandemic. Since her post COVID illness, her outreach is focused on Twitter and TikTok (@efcovid19) to connect with other long haulers and learn as much as possible about the condition and to help the long covid community.
Andrea is happily married and has two brilliant and beautiful children 5 and 7 years old. They enjoy going to their tiny rustic cabin in the woods and relaxing on the weekends.
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