meet our team
Poet and short story writer. Her books, Mural and Barge Wood ,include poems on the social issues of labor, racism, war, and the environment. She received a San Francisco Arts Commission Social Equity grant for a poetry project on San Francisco women labor organizers, many of the poems published in Giving Voice, a LaborFest Writers group anthology.
She has acted and sung in local groups, and has given writing and drama workshops at the Mendocino Environmental Center, and for Seniors.
David Frias has been Campaign Co-director of the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition since 2011. He has been the producer/editor of the Comcast Channel 29 TV show “It’s Time for a Living Wage. He received a BA in Broadcasting in 2006. He is Latino American born and raised in San Francisco. His work experience in theaters include Sundance Cinemas from 2010 to 2016 and Landmark Embarcadero from 2018 to 2020.
Joaquin Rinaldi (they/them) is a Bay Area based Argentinian-American LGBTQ+ activist, entrepreneur, content developer, technology specialist and data scientist. Their pronouns are they/them and they identify as non-binary or genderqueer.
They currently run the volunteer fundraising program Borderless Identities, is the managing partner at Octosoft Professionals, teaches Web Development at Success Centers and is a co-owner of Multiespacio Korova, a cultural center located in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
They and Octosoft Professionals are directing marketing for the film festival.
Kaylah has worked with the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Code Pink, Artist for Literacy, Women of Color Resource Center, Black College Expo, Youth Art in Action, and Recently was apart of Ron Dellum’s Memorial. She has also worked with the Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival to bring attention to Indigenous cultures and land rights and was awarded Ambassador of Music for 2017 and 2018.
Kaylah has also worked in the music industry and been a billboard charting artist.
Peter Wong reviews films and the occasional graphic novel for the online publication Beyond Chron. In addition, he previews films and occasionally writes about politics for Broke-Ass Stuart’s website.
Tab Buckner has acted in, directed and produced plays at small theatre companies in his native New York City. As a San Francisco LGBTQ activist, he has spent many years participating in socio- economic and environmental justice movements. He is currently on the steering committee of Coalition for a Complete Community that is working for diversity, affordable housing and on-site services in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.
Rodger Scott was born in 1936, the last of nine children in a family of Texas farmers and ranchers who moved into town because they couldn’t survive working other people’s land. Rodger was a juvenile delinquent in junior high, and in high school was suspended or expelled six times in five semesters, but loved college and received a B.A. in foreign languages from Texas Tech at 20. He has an M.A. in English also from Texas Tech and a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of New Mexico.
Scott has been a teacher for 48 years in five states of the U.S. and in Japan, China, and Colombia (as a Peace Corps volunteer). He served two years in the U.S. Army between the undeclared wars in Korea and Vietnam. He has held union posts for over 40 years and was president of the American Federation of Teachers Local 2121 at San Francisco City College. He is a writer, photographer, and documentary film maker.