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Welcome to the 21st Allied Media Conference!

This year we have gone VIRTUAL! AMC kicks-off Thursday July 23rd!

Browse all of our sessions below. Session times are listed by default in Eastern Standard Time.

We are excited to host 24 Virtual Network Gatherings this year. Network gatherings are taking place before and after conference and many are INVITE ONLY, those that are open to new guests will be updated in Sched. To learn more about Network Gatherings go here.

We offer a sliding scale registration rate so that the conference can be accessible to as many people as possible. Please support the AMC by giving generously with your registration contribution.

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Friday, July 24 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Not Your Sad Fattie: Fat Representation in Media

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We will examine how the media informs our perception and treatment of fat people, and learn tools and practices to shift toward the de-marginalization of people of size, and body liberation for all.


Ryan Pearson

Detroit Narrative Agency, Co-Director
Ryan Pearson is a native Detroiter, creative, cinephile, & arts administrator. She is a body liberation activist whose primary focus is examining body image issues amongst Black women, girls and femmes. She creates content that centers Fat Black feminine bodies as sensual, erotic... Read More →

Aleesa Searcy

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, Senior Programs Administrator
Aleesa is a Fat Black Girl from Detroit. Her personal body liberation journey includes joyful movement, divesting from diet culture, and taking “fat girl selfies." She loves cake, kale, good coffee, yoga, and bourbon.

Friday July 24, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT