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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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Saturday, July 25 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Holding Space Part II: Co-Creating Accessibility

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We know that disabled and chronically ill people must be at the center of our movements, but what does it take to hold space and organize events in ways that actually center access? How can we as facilitators - both disabled and (temporarily) abled - ensure that access needs aren’t an afterthought, but anticipated and honored? 
Disabled and chronically ill people’s brilliance and leadership is critical to our liberation, especially as we navigate this pandemic and its amplified impacts on Black and non-Black people of color. Access is about so much more than physical space. This session will explore key access considerations - especially for remote facilitation and outdoor protests - related to language, sounds, light, visuals, space, movement, agendas, pacing, scent, competing needs, trauma, conflict, and more, while centering the wisdom of disabled people most impacted by oppression. Folks will leave with principles and concrete ideas that can help facilitators, event organizers, educators, and everyone, tbh, to build interdependent spaces where disabled and chronically ill people are welcomed with respect and care. Part II of a two-part series - participation in Part I strongly encouraged.


chelsea cleveland

chelsea cleveland is a multi-racial Black queer feminist & non­-binary trans person from New London, CT. They have done facilitation work in Connecticut and across the country. chelsea also helped co-found Hearing Youth Voices, an intergenerational youth-focused Black community organizing... Read More →
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Maryse Mitchell-Brody

Maryse Mitchell-Brody is a white, Jewish, queer, and trans facilitator, fundraiser, organizer, and radical social worker living on Lenape land. They've been working for healing justice, sex worker rights, racial justice, economic justice, and LGBTQI+ liberation in their hometown of... Read More →
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Autumn Brown

Autumn Brown is a mother, organizer, science fiction author, singer, and facilitator who grounds her work in healing from the trauma of oppression. She co-hosts the podcast How to Survive the End of the World, and is a worker-owner of the Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance... Read More →

Saturday July 25, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT