KILO | IBA SE 99. [I wish to communicate with you. | I acknowledge 99]
Synopsis: KILO | Iba se 99. takes inspiration from an excerpt of a report produced by the Women’s Bureau division of the United States Department of Labor titled Negro Women War Workers, published in 1945. The film is also an exploration of the relationship between the US Navy Flag signal Kilo which has the assigned message of “I wish to communicate with you”, the first 12 Black women allowed to work on the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1942, and the Orisha Ochosi.
Georgia Brooks was a retired academic lab manager at a Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, NJ. She was born and raised on a farm outside of Augusta, GA ; she moved to New York City at age 18. A longtime activist, she was involved in several black lesbian community groups in New York City and New Jersey, Including Jemima Writers Collective; African Ancestral Lesbians United for Societal Change (AALUSC, formerly known as Salsa Soul Sisters), and the Committee for the Visibility of Other Black Women, the first black lesbian conference on the East Coast. She was also on the first board of the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, and was part of the Lesbian Herstory Archives collective. She is survived by two children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Georgia’s Memorial Service will take place Saturday, December 7, 2013. From 6pm-8pm. At Watson Mortuary , 26 Gifford Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07304.