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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.

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Sunday, July 26 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Dream-Mapping Adoption and Foster Care Abolition

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As adopted and formerly fostered people, we invite the AMC community to map kinship - drawing from movements for abolition - to envision systems of liberatory, community-based care, and radical love.

Presenters
avatar for Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez (they/them)

Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sánchez (they/them)

Founder, Co-Curator, Se Aculilló?
Talk to me about connecting abolition movements, adoption & foster care, child welfare, and performance art. @benjofaman on any platform. Presenting as part of "Radical Libraries, Archives and Museums: Cultural Space Keeping & Tactical Activation with BOOM! Concepts" panel (Friday... Read More →
avatar for Emily Ahn Levy (she/they)

Emily Ahn Levy (she/they)

Arts & Democracy, The Illuminator
Emily 안은옥 (she, they) is a cultural organizer at the intersections of community arts and social justice. Rooted in their identity as a Corean-born transcultural queer adopted person, Emily is deeply committed to relational care, people power and community determination. IG... Read More →
avatar for Genevieve Saavedra (they.she)

Genevieve Saavedra (they.she)

Rise
Genevieve is a transnationally/transracially adopted person (via Chile), critical adoption scholar, and organizer mobilizing with people impacted by the child welfare industrial complex for abolitionist possibilities of kinship. Their practices stem from queer Black feminist abolition... Read More →
avatar for Liz Latty (she/they)

Liz Latty (she/they)

Liz Latty is a queer, adopted writer and educator whose work has been featured in The Rumpus, The Establishment, Huffpost, The Feminist Wire, Best American Essays, and elsewhere. Originally from the Detroit area, she lives in Brooklyn and teaches at The New School. IG: @lizlatty
avatar for Suzi Martinez Carter (she/ella)

Suzi Martinez Carter (she/ella)

Suzi is an organizer, storyteller, mama, and grassroots project consultant based in Virginia living towards the abolition of the child welfare industrial complex. A bi, mixed-race, fostered, transethnic and transcultural adopted NY Puerto Rican twin, she was a recent History Lab Fellow... Read More →
avatar for Schuyler Swenson (she/her)

Schuyler Swenson (she/her)

Producer, Vox Media
Schuyler is a radio and podcast producer based in Brooklyn. Currently producing a tech news podcast for Vox.com, she previously made podcasts for The New York Public Library, and radio at WNYC. She also collects oral histories of Korean queer and trans international adoptee exper... Read More →
MJ

Mariama J. Lockington, she/her(s)

Mariama J. Lockington is an adoptee, author, and educator. Her debut middle grade novel For Black Girls Like Me (FSG 2019) has earned critical acclaim, and her second middle grade novel In the Key Of Us is forthcoming in 2022. Mariama calls many places home, but currently lives in... Read More →


Sunday July 26, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Virtual