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Welcome to the 21st Allied Media Conference!

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

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Saturday, July 25 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Queering Public Space: Youth-Driven Systemic Change

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As LGBTQIA+ cultural workers and youth leaders committed to transformative justice, how might we create radical shifts within public institutions and uncontested space for queer and trans vibrancy?


Najee-Zaid Searcy

Co-Founder/Adult Accomplice, Queering The Parks
Najee-Zaid Searcy is an arts and culture based interdisciplinary artist. Najee works as an audio professional alongside organizations such as Open Television and International Anthem Recording Company. Najee is a co-founder of the Queering the Parks initiative at the Chicago Park... Read More →

Alexis Villagomez

Queering The Parks
Alexiss Villagomez (they/them) is a Mexican, Queer youth organizer from the Southside of Chicago. They curate creative collaboration with LGBTQ+ folks of color, facilitate community building and youth leadership. Alexiss is a co-founder and Lead Youth organizer of Queering The Pa... Read More →

Lindsay C. Harris

Brooklyn Museum
Lindsay Catherine Harris (they/she) is an educator, media artist, and cultural worker. Lindsay is a co-founder of Brooklyn Museum’s annual LGBTQ+ paid teen internship and co-curator of Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall.

Mei Kazama

Mei Kazama (they/them) is a multimedia artist and arts educator. Their art practice investigates objecthood, belonging, and alternative modes of relationality.  They seek and imagine spaces where past, present, and future meet to create other structures of protection and care that... Read More →

Stefan Caizaguano

Queering the Parks
Stefán (they/them) is a queer non-binary Latinx and Lead Youth organizer with Queering the Parks. They are also an organizer with the Chicago Freedom School.

Ashley Cervantes

Brooklyn Museum
Ashley Cervantes (she/her) is a 17-year-old first-generation Mexican-American whose goal is to amplify and humanize Latinx stories and experiences through the art of filmmaking.

Saturday July 25, 2020 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT