Community Engagement Manager, Film Streams
Angie Balsarini believes deeply in the power of community and in working together towards gender, racial, and economic justice. These values, as well as her passion for community building, are what informs the work she does. Most recently, as a Community Engagement Manager, she has been working on ways to expand diversity, equity, and inclusion at Film Streams and the communities they serve. Whether it’s presenting a collaborative screening around a timely topic, celebrating the extraordinary talent in Nebraska and Iowa, or exposing new audiences to the power and possibilities of film as art, Angie works to partner with a wide variety of nonprofits and community groups to present programs and opportunities that bring people together. Angie is a member of Alliance for Action, a national working group for exhibitors, distributors, and festivals, addressing equity issues in art house/independent film exhibition and distribution. She is also an Alumni of the inaugural class of LeadDIVERSITY, a year long program of Inclusive Communities designed to build a network of leaders dedicated to creating localized solutions to diversity and inclusion opportunities in Nebraska. She volunteers on the City of Omaha’s Human Rights and Relations Board where she helps guide advisory reports, education, and outreach on local community issues. Both professionally and personally, Angie has an infectious laugh and welcoming nature. When not working, she can be found with friends, family (including her dog, Frances), riding her bike, leading book club, practicing yoga, and living a feminist life.