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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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Friday, July 24 • 11:00am - 2:00pm
Homegoings: Laying to Rest in Climate Collapse Part 1

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This is a two day virtual event that requires external registration.

Part 1 is open only to black people and folks in the black diaspora.

Born from afro-diasporic and christian spiritual traditions and forged in the horrors of bondage, “homegoings” are a uniquely black american cultural rite to celebrate the end of life, ease transition to the next world, and provide refuge for the living. How can we explore homegoings as an afrofuturist tradition toward generating love, time and fugitivity in the midst of grieving COVID-19, climate apartheid, and persistent state-sanctioned violence against black bodies? How can ritual, ceremony, and rest aid us in alchemizing grief? And as we gather in the collective death doulaship and wake work needed of these times, what new world will we birth? We will conjure these questions together through Lead to Life’s black eco-feminist prophetic practice. As a collective of queer artists, Lead to Life transforms guns into shovels and other life-affirming tools through public alchemy ceremonies, and uses those shovels to lead tree plantings and ecological restoration projects at sites impacted by violence. We work alongside predominantly black communities who have lost loved ones to police terrorism, environmental racism, and gun violence.

Register for one or both sessions here: https://form.jotform.com/201827375593160

Follow us on Instagram @lead2life. For more information reach out to Liz Kennedy at liz@leadtolife.org

Friday July 24, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT