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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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Thursday, July 23
 

4:00pm EDT

Welcome Plenary: Queer Astrological Technologies with How to Survive the End of the World
Hosted by the brown sisters (autumn and adrienne maree), How to Survive the End of the World seeks to learn from the apocalypse with grace, rigor and curiosity. In this special AMC edition, they will be joined by queer astrologer extraordinaire Chani Nicholas to explore the liberatory ancestral technologies of the stars.

Presenters
avatar for Autumn and adrienne maree brown

Autumn and adrienne maree brown

Autumn Brown and adrienne maree brown are two sisters who share many identities, as writers, activists, facilitators, and inheritors of multiracial diasporic lineages, as well as a particular interest in the question of survival. Their podcast, How to Survive the End of the World... Read More →
avatar for Chani Nicholas

Chani Nicholas

Chani has been a student of astrology for the past 30 years and a counseling astrologer for over 20 years. She aims to make astrology practical, approachable, and useful. She believes the personal is political, art is magic, and that all should have access to the healing practices... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Virtual

6:00pm EDT

Radical Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Rememorying the Deep: Dreams, Imagination & Alternative ARKives

This Network Gathering meetup is open to AMC attendees. To join please visit this link.

Thursday July 23, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

Opening Ceremony
The Opening Ceremony is produced by Flint-based artist, Tunde Olaniran and will ask "What is a frequency that heals?" In the face of new, shifting and ongoing crises, in end times and beginning times, what are the Black, Indigenous, and queer visionary frameworks that shape current and future liberation? The ceremony will feature three keynotes:

Part one: a story told by The Aadizookan and Monica Lewis-Patrick that weaves creation myths and organizing tales from the past, present and future of Detroit, brought to life by six Black and Indigenous animators and illustrators hailing from across the globe.

Part two: a conversation between Raquel Willis and Joie Lou Shakur on the theme of media for Black Trans liberation.

Part three: a collaborative musical performance and conversation curated by acclaimed jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding—accompanied by the voices and musical frequencies from Brontë Velez of Lead to Life, and Detroit artists Ahya Simone, Supercoolwicked, Bevlove, and Kesswa.

Through this journey, the Opening Ceremony hopes to provide a moment of reflection, celebration and inspiration for AMC participants.

Presenters
avatar for brontë velez

brontë velez

brontë’s (they/them) work and rest is guided by the call that "black wellness is the antithesis to state violence" (Mark Anthony Johnson). as a black-latinx transdisciplinary artist, designer, trickster, and wakeworker, their eco-social art praxis lives at the intersections of... Read More →
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Joie Lou Shakur

Joie Lou Shakur is a Black Trans Immigrant from Jamaica. They are currently a southern organizer, healer, and artist. Joie is also the founder of House of Pentacles, a Black queer and trans film training program and production house. When they’re not behind a camera, you can find Joie twerking, practicing karaoke, or leaving yelp reviews at yo mamas kitchen table., House of Pentacles
Joie Lou Shakur (they/them) is a Black Trans immigrant from Jamaica. They are currently a Southern organizer, medicine-maker, and filmmaker living in Durham, NC. Joie Lou is the founder of House of Pentacles, a Black Trans Film Fellowship Program and Production House. When they’re... Read More →
avatar for Raquel Willis

Raquel Willis

Raquel Willis is a Black transgender activist, writer, and media strategist dedicated to elevating the dignity of marginalized people, particularly Black transgender people. She is the former executive editor of Out magazine and a former national organizer for Transgender Law Center... Read More →
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Ahya Simone

Working across myriad disciplines, Detroit based multidisciplinary artist, performer, filmmaker and harpist Ahya Simone’s many pronged practice is bound by an exploration of Black identity, aesthetic, and community building. Simone is a featured artist for  showing up, showing... Read More →
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Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding aims to ignite and portray various hues of vital human energies through composition, singing, bass playing and live performance, with the intention of offering these sound-energies as an aide for connecting with latent portals of unity consciousness and health... Read More →
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Kesswa

Kesiena Wanogho, aka KESSWA, is a multimedia performing artist from Detroit, Michigan. Through her work as a vocalist, producer, and vinyl enthusiast, she creates performances that integrate sound and light through music and mantra. Her most recent performance, KESSWA UNLIMITED, blends... Read More →
avatar for Monica Lewis-Patrick

Monica Lewis-Patrick

Monica Lewis-Patrick is an educator, entrepreneur, and human rights activist/advocate. Along with the other four founders of We the People of Detroit (WPD), she, with the leadership of volunteers and community experts, placed herself and WPD at the forefront of the water justice struggle... Read More →
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Supercoolwicked

Supercoolwicked is a freedom-focused musician who also finds joy as an actor, dancer, and teaching artist. Her layered identities have manifested into various art forms in diverse spaces ranging from opening up for Jack White at the Detroit Bernie Sanders rally, a feature in the Dazed... Read More →
avatar for Tunde Olaniran

Tunde Olaniran

Host
Tunde Olaniran is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Flint, MI.

Artists
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Alicia Robinson

Animator
Alicia is a New Jersey based artist that enjoys creating fun, authentic narratives/characters that will inspire audiences. She loves to collaborate with other creatives and dreams to one day bring her own stories to the big screen. Her work is often influenced by identity, nostalgia... Read More →
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Chloe Page

Animator
Whimsical, Dynamic, and just a little bit weird, Chloe enjoys creating art of fantasy and life. Currently based in the Greater Seattle area enjoying the weather as a break from being raised in the brutal Texas heat. 
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Ken Mayne

Animator
Ken Mayne is a native new yorker and comes from an Afro-Caribbean background. They have always had a fondness of the arts from a young age but have a stronger connection with animation and film. Ken spent the last four years at the School of Visual Arts and is now free to take on... Read More →
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Kimmie King

Kimmie is a 2D animator and filmmaker currently based in NY. She has a love for subtle character performance and fast-paced action. Her work is tethered to ideas and stories that are to make people reflect, and she enjoys pushing her work to demonstrate the endless capabilities of... Read More →
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Lindsay Vluttert

Animator
Lindsay Vluttert (https://www.ambrosalia.com/) is a 23 year old Dutch-Caribbean animator and story artist who lives in the Netherlands. They graduated from the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht in 2018. For their thesis project, they collaborated with multiple students from different... Read More →
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Rachel Dennis

Rachel Mae Dennis-Butzin is an indigenous artist whose work is a reflection of her diverse heritage as well as her love of the environment, comic books, and pop culture. Rachel is a graduate of Michigan State University and currently resides in South Dakota with her family, where... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 7:30pm - 8:45pm EDT
Virtual

9:00pm EDT

Vibe with me: Welcome to Detroit
AMC Welcome Party
Stableheed comes with another installment of Vibe with Me for the AMC2020 Welcome Party. A live sonic experience of curated music and culture from some of Detroit’s best performers and DJ’s. Vibe with live performances by Motorkam and Monalyse and dance with DJ’s Problematic Black Hottie, and Stardust.

CONTENT WARNING  
This event contains strong and/or explicit language that may not be suitable for children.
Flashing lights and bright colors will be used during this event. Viewer discretion advised.

Presenters
avatar for DJ Stardust

DJ Stardust

Sierra Leonean-American DJ based in Detroit. STARDUSTS sound is a mix of Afrobeat, House, Techno and Dance tracks. Typically you can catch her monthly party called World Sound. It's intended to highlight the international dance party scene blending the diaspora sounds of House, Grime... Read More →
avatar for Brian Oscar

Brian Oscar

Producer & Host
Brian Oscar aka Wrcklés is multidisciplinary creative and curator. He focuses his skills on visual and sonic experiences to target the 5 senses. Through his work he seeks to engage, create platforms and build communities.
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Motorkam

MotorKam is a cross genre artist whose foundation is strongly rooted in hip hop. Relocating back home to Detroit after college, MotorKam found himself immersed in a scene he used to watch from a far. The mix of electronic music, hip hop/R&B, and late 70's- early 80's funk became a... Read More →
avatar for Problematic Black Hottie

Problematic Black Hottie

Problematic Black Hottie is a DJ, taste maker, personality and an advocate of centering femininity and blackness. Based in Detroit, Michigan (USA) and raised all over the African Diaspora, she combines eclectic global and local  influences with a focus on feminine music too curate... Read More →


Thursday July 23, 2020 9:00pm - Friday July 24, 2020 1:00am EDT
Virtual
 
Friday, July 24
 

11:00am EDT

Black Joy Sanctuary (Black Only Space)

In this session, participants are invited to join a safe space to experience a guided meditation that helps restore Joy and Safety through memory recall. Collaboratively, participants can also help build a Spiritual Safety Resource Kit, aimed at equipping participants with spiritual and emotional remedies for their everyday and immediate use. Co-Facilitated by Raven Martin and Janice Gates of Healing By Choice!

Presenters
HB

Healing By Choice!

HEALING BY CHOICE! IS A CIRCLE OF WOMEN AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE OF COLOR HEALTH AND HEALING PRACTITIONERS, BASED IN DETROIT. WE OFFER A RANGE OF HEALING MODALITIES FOR SELF AND COMMUNITY CARE FOR THE REDUCTION OF RACIAL HARM IN MIND, BODY, SPIRIT AND INSTITUTION.Healing by... Read More →



Friday July 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Virtual

11:00am EDT

Homegoings: Laying to Rest in Climate Collapse Part 1
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
Virtual

2:30pm EDT

Brave Futures: An Intersectional TV Showcase

A screening and talkback showcasing intersectionality in indie film & TV. OTV | Open Television screens recent projects from Chicago, Berlin, and Johannesburg and reveals our development process.

Presenters
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Elijah McKinnon

Co-founder and Executive Director
Elijah is an award-winning strategist, creative director, entrepreneur, artist and activist from the future. Their artistic practice and advocacy work centers around the intersection between trauma, wellness, race, sexuality, gender, new media and storytelling.
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Chris Walker

Head of Exhibition, OTV | Open Television
Chris Walker (they/them) uses their powers of acute observation and empathy to create space for and unite marginalized communities in the arts and non-profit sectors. Armed with a musician’s mind and museum exhibition background complemented by business training, they uplift marginalized... Read More →
avatar for Jenna Anast

Jenna Anast

Head of Community, Open Television
I am an inspiration, abolitionist, creator, radical space-maker, lover, reflector, listener, leader, and a pleasure activist. These descriptors are how I interact with my surroundings, my internal dialogue, and my creative practice. 


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

2:30pm EDT

Black Power Rising: The App for All Black Lives

Participate in the alpha testing of M4BL's App: Black Power Rising.This session is for Black only- 18-35's seeking organizing, campaign & political education tools and tactics for taking action in defense of Black lives.

Presenters
avatar for Network

Network

Tech Director, Movement for Black Lives/Matters of Earth
Network has undertaken local, national and international movement building and political education for Black lives for two decades. She builds pan-African and environmental education programmes and creates innovative digital tools for mobilization, mass engagement, social justice... Read More →
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Chinyere Tutashina

Movement for Black Lives/BlackOUT Collective
Educate, Motivate, Inspire - Change the world! Dedicated to liberation for all Black people & all oppressed people, Chinyere is an educator, trainer & direct action strategist. She believes that direct action is not only necessary to win change, the practice itself is healing and... Read More →
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Fresco Steez

Movement for Black Lives/Culture Society
Fresco is a Black feminist, queer, abolitionist freedom fighter, focussing on housing disparities, juvenile & racial justice & disruption of the Police state. Co-creator of BYP100, she trains & politically educates thru design, mobilization & mass engagement, anchored to the Black... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

Body Language Across Borders: Organizing Remotely With Creativity

Many of us are organising remotely because of the pandemic, distributed networks, border policies, care responsibilities, or disability. We're using methods like Zoom that erase our bodies from each other, leading to disjointed communications, unclear decision-making, and low trust.

In this session we'll draw connections between the polyvagal theory, somatics and technology to invent a new body language that enables us to increase our empathy and effectiveness within and across movements.

Presenters
avatar for Hanna Thomas Uose

Hanna Thomas Uose

Align
Hanna is a strategist, writer and yoga teacher. She is currently a Principal at Align, an organisational change consultancy and a board member of Girls Rock London. Previously, she was Chief Product Officer at 350.org, Campaign & Culture Director at SumOfUs.org and a Board Director... Read More →
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Hoda Baraka

Align
Hoda is a Egyptian communications specialist, writer and photographer; currently freelancing with Align, an organisational change consultancy. Her career has focused on using written, spoken and visual mediums in support of environmental causes, both in the Arab World and globall... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

Maker Spaces for Little Learners

This session explores big trends in maker spaces and STEAM learning for young children, ages 2 to 8. Participants will be supported in creating maker spaces in their home, work or community settings. Please bring any 5-10 reusable, recyclable (e.g. paper towel rolls) or found materials (dandelions, rocks, etc.) to your virtual workspace. If you'd like, you can also bring writing/coloring/cutting utensils, along with adhering materials (e.g. glue and tape).

Presenters
avatar for Jillian Webb

Jillian Webb

Director, LearnEarly
Jillian Webb is a Detroit native and the director of LearnEarly. LearnEarly offers workshops and trainings to help teachers and family leaders integrate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) opportunities into the experiences of young children.
avatar for Denise Smith

Denise Smith

Mother, Detroit native and long-time educator, advocate and system agitator on behalf of young children pre-birth to eight years old and their families!


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

2:30pm EDT

Sexting + Secrets: Keeping it private in the age of surveillance

Our acts of pleasure and organizing for liberation should be private. We’ll share practices and information about how we keep our dating + intimate digital lives private and consentful. Our session is open to 50 people.

We are sharing our Facilitator Slide Deck and Participant Guide here for you to facilitate with your people!Other resources for you to learn and facilitate in your own communities:
  • FTX Safety Reboot: Safer Sextinghttps://ftxreboot.wiki.apc.org/index.php/Safer-sexting
  • APC Women’s Rights Program convenes a global network of feminist, women and nonbinary grassroots and digital rights activists through their Feminist Technology Exchanges (FTX). The FTX: Safety Reboot is a training curriculum made up of several modules for trainers who work with women’s rights and sexual rights activists to use the internet safely, creatively and strategically.Bex is a contributor to the FTX Safety Reboot and this workshop is informed by the collaborative creation of the Safer Sexting module.
  • Coding Rights: Safer Nudeshttps://www.codingrights.org/send-nudes/
  • HOLAA! Africahttp://holaafrica.org/
  • Consentful Techhttps://www.consentfultech.io/

Presenters
avatar for Bex

Bex

Tiny Gigantic
Bex is an enthusiastic breaker and maker of technology for social justice. They see holistic security as one of many super powers social justice movements have to care for each other, be more sustainable and stand stronger against injustice.
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EK

EK is an organizer, editor, and researcher. She builds media-based infrastructure for grassroots and educational projects, and researches health/migration, reparations/redistributive justice, and how people think and learn. EK is on AMP’s board and worked with INCITE! for many... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

The Interconnected Journey: Our Bodies, Our Sci-Fi

The Interconnected Journey is a transfeminist sci-fi worldbuilding workshop where we'll experiment with radical imagination as a technology of resistance, toward more magical and joyful futures.

Presenters
avatar for Liliana Zaragoza Cano

Liliana Zaragoza Cano

Independent
Lili_Anaz (she/they) is a mexican artist, social communicator, writer, and hackfeminist activist. Her body of work is a crossroad between art, bodies, memory, resistances, community technologies, autonomous networks, and digital collective care. She practices martial arts and inhabits a refuge... Read More →
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Maggie Haughey

Independent
Maggie (she/they) is a multimedia artist, technologist, and community-builder. She's currently exploring how to enrich our social movements with science fiction. She's seen that we imagine the happiest worlds when we do it boldly, and with good friends.


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

2:30pm EDT

The Oracle for Transfeminist Technologies

Consult the Oracle for Transfeminist Futures to engage in a hands-on speculative design exercise and discuss how to partner with community-based organizations to design new technologies.

Presenters
avatar for Joana Varon

Joana Varon

Executive Directress, Coding Rights
Creative Chaos Catalyst @CodingRights | Technology and Human Rights fellow at Harvard Kennedy School | Affiliated https://cyber.harvard.edu/ | former Mozilla Media Fellow. Co-creator art&technologies projects : transfeministech.org, chupadados.com, #safersisters, protestos.org, and... Read More →
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Sasha Costanza-Chock

Algorithmic Justice League
They/them or she/her. Researcher, designer, troublemaker. Author, http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/design-justice. #designjustice. Board member, alliedmedia.org | Steering Committee member, designjustice.org | Senior Research Fellow, ajlunited.org | Member, AMP Speakers Bureau.


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

2:30pm EDT

Collectively Tending Our Grief (BIPOC space)

Join us in ritual space to honor those who have transitioned, whether in the recent or deep past, whether known or unknown. We acknowledge the grief from the loss of our human and more-than-human relations. We recognize the grief of living under colonialism and white supremacy in Black, Indigenous, and brown bodies. We will hold a BIPOC space to contain and tend to our personal, collective, and intergenerational grief, using guided meditation, sound, poetry, and other somatic and creative practices. Optional: Contribute to our virtual altar by bringing a digital memento of a loved one.

Facilitators: gwi-seok hong and Diana Quinn

Presenters
HB

Healing By Choice!

HEALING BY CHOICE! IS A CIRCLE OF WOMEN AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE OF COLOR HEALTH AND HEALING PRACTITIONERS, BASED IN DETROIT. WE OFFER A RANGE OF HEALING MODALITIES FOR SELF AND COMMUNITY CARE FOR THE REDUCTION OF RACIAL HARM IN MIND, BODY, SPIRIT AND INSTITUTION.Healing by... Read More →



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

2:30pm EDT

A place that does not yet exist, living the future now.

How do we imagine the impossible? Can we imagine a place that does not yet exist? The National Council of Elders weaves together wisdom from all generations exploring how to make a just future real.

Presenters
avatar for Shea Howell

Shea Howell

National Council of Elders
Shea Howell is a Detroit based activist and writer with the Boggs Center, Detroit Independent Freedom Schools, and Riverwise Magazine. She is a member of the National Council of Elders and is a professor of communication at Oakland University.
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Kathy Sanchez

Tewa Women United
Kathy Sanchez is a founder of Tewa Women United and of the Gathering for Mother Earth. She has engaged in protecting indigenous and is active in anti violence efforts, challenging both interpersonal violence and military, state violence. She is an educator, artist, and community based... Read More →
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Aljosie Harding

NCOE
Aljosie Harding joined Vincent Harding in establishing The Institute for the Black World in the 1970's. She emphasizes the role of media and story telling to advance movement understanding. She travels extensively, especially across the Southern US, bringing together activists and... Read More →
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Gloria Aneb House

Editor, Riverwise collective
Dr. Gloria (Aneb) House was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) activist and part of Mississippi Freedom Summer where she helped initiate Freedom Schools. She is an internationally acknowledged human rights activists, poet, organizer, writer and educator.


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

2:30pm EDT

Melting the ICE: Airwaves as a Tool for Abolitionist Organizing


Melting the ICE is an abolitionist bilingual radio show broadcasting messages to people detained and incarcerated. We aim to encourage attendees interested in building related radio projects locally.

Presenters
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Luis Luna

Working Families Party, Semilla Collective
Luis is an organizer at the Working Families Party in Connecticut, a photographer and immigrant rights activist. For eight years he has hosted a monthly program on WPKN Bridgeport CT, where he mixes alternative music and discussions of social justice to amplify collective voices in... Read More →
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Sylvia Ryerson

Yale University
Sylvia Ryerson is a radio producer, sound artist, and PhD student in American Studies at Yale University. For over a decade she has been using public airwaves to collaboratively and creatively connect through prison and detention center walls.
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Travis Carbonella

Filmmaker, producer and above all a storyteller. Based in New Haven Connecticut. His work centers around short form humanistic pieces. Captivating audiences through narratives that promote social justice, activism, anti-racism and liberation


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

2:30pm EDT

Not Your Sad Fattie: Fat Representation in Media

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.

Presenters
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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 →
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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
Virtual

2:30pm EDT

Planets as Movement Ancestors

In this session, we will reflect on the the planets as movement ancestors. How can our movements utilize astrology for effective organizing and the cultivation of visionary skills?

Presenters
avatar for Ari Felix

Ari Felix

Astrologer, Saltwater Stars
Ari is an astrologer from a lineage of Afro-Indigenous brujas & queer radical thought. They offer a decade of astrological counseling experience; their practice merges traditional & modern psychological astrological frameworks.
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Bear Ryver

Psyche & Soul Astrology
I teach, write, and lecture about astrology, and offer consultations internationally. I believe that every person is capable of and deserves to experience empowered embodiment. I support through deep listening, thoughtful reflection, and fiercely compassionate accountability.


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

2:30pm EDT

Envisioning Cannabis Justice: A Blueprint for Black Freedom

Developing a shared vision for black freedom through cannabis: We'll learn about the current cannabis justice landscape, engage in a guided process for creating a vision of what's possible for black people in this moment, and develop a shared platform outlining our core tenets of cannabis justice for black communities. Participants will leave with 1) a broader understanding of the cannabis justice landscape and 2) shared language about cannabis justice to bring back to their local communities.

Presenters
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Lanese Martin

The Hood Incubator
Lanese Martin is Founding Co-Executive Director of The Hood Incubator. She oversees the organization's programs and political strategy, including base-building and policy advocacy.


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

2:30pm EDT

Feminist Data: REFUSE, REFORM, REIMAGINE, REVOLT

In a world suffused with corporatized, industrialized, and militarized “big data”and exploitative, extractive AI, how might we reimagine data practices aligned with intersectional feminist processes?

As part of this session, attendees will be able to select to be part of 1 of 3 breakout groups:
  • REIMAGINE, accountable creative practice; 
  • REVOLT, community engagement;
  • or REFUSE.

Presenters
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Tonia Sutherland

Feminist Data ManifestNO - SOURCE Hawaiʻi - University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Tonia is a community engaged scholar and educator at the University of Hawaiʻi. Global in scope, her work focuses on entanglements of technology and culture. She does critical and liberatory work that focuses on in/justice in archives, data, and technology.
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Jasmine Rault

Feminist Data ManifestNO - Digital Research Ethics Collaboratory, University of Toronto
Jasmine’s research focuses on mediations of gender, race and sexuality in architecture and design, digital cultures and economies, arts and social movements. This includes publications on the confluence between “coloniality, digitality and architectural modernity.”
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TL Cowan

Feminist Data ManifestNO - Digital Research Ethics Collaboratory, University of Toronto
Digital Research Ethics; Performance Art; Digital Archives; Anti-colonial scholarship; collaboration; creation-based research; makeup; movies; television; food; feelings. 
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Anita Say Chan

Associate Professor, Feminist Data ManifestNO - Community Data Clinic - University of Illinois, Urbana
Anita is a community data collaborator, who founded the Community Data Clinic at the Univ. UIUC to extinguish the data chauvinism of the global tech industry, and empower the rich decolonial, feminist data methods innovated by community-based researchers... Read More →
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Catherine D'Ignazio

Data Feminism - Data + Feminism Lab, MIT
Catherine is a hacker mama, writer, and artist/designer who focuses on feminist technology, data literacy and civic engagement. She has designed women’s health hackathons, global news recommendation systems, talking and tweeting water quality sculptures, and walking data visual... Read More →
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Lisa Nakamura

Professor, Feminist Data ManifestNO - Digital Studies Institute, University of Michigan
Lisa has been writing about digital media, race, and gender since 1994. She works on virtual reality and toxic embodiment, women of color and how they create and maintain the Internet, and the many reasons that Internet research needs ethnic and gender studies.
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Patricia Garcia

Assistant Professor, Feminist Data ManifestNO - School of Information, University of Michigan
Pat specializes in research on race, gender, and technology. She studies how culturally responsive practices can promote computing participation among youth of color. She leads active partnerships with various groups from Black Girls Rock! to Ypsilanti District Library.
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Lauren Klein

Data Feminism - Digital Humanities Lab, Emory University
Lauren is a scholar and teacher whose work centers on data, data science, and data’s history, with an emphasis on issues of gender and race. Her current projects include an alternative history of data visualization and a data-driven analysis of nineteenth-century abolitionist m... Read More →
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Marika Cifor

Assistant Professor, Information School, University of Washington
Marika Cifor is a feminist scholar and educator of digital and archival studies. She is an Assistant Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington. Her work looks at how individuals and communities marginalized by gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, and HIV-status... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

In Our Names: Police Violence Against Black Women & Trans people

Join us for a discussion of police violence against Black women, girls, trans & gender nonconforming people in the wake of killings of #BreonnaTaylor, #TonyMcDade, #BrianaHill & #DefundPolice demands.

Presenters
avatar for Andrea Ritchie

Andrea Ritchie

In Our Names Network/Interrupting Criminalizatoin
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Ashley Carter

In Our Names/Advancement Project
Ashley is a Senior Staff Attorney for the Justice Project at the Advancement Project. She began her career as a public defender in New York City where she represented hundreds of clients with cases ranging from low-level violations to serious felonies. She was born and raised in... Read More →
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Monica Jones

OUTLAW project
Monica Jones is a Black transgender advocate for rights of sex workers & low income women of color. She has a degree in social work & is founder of The Outlaw Project, an organization prioritizing leadership of people of color, transgender women, non-binary people & migrants for sex... Read More →
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Cat Brooks

Anti-Police Terror Project
Cat Brooks is an artivist, mother, community leader and passionate public speaker. She is the co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project, whose mission is to rapidly respond to and eradicate state violence in communities of color, and Executive Director of the Justice Teams Network... Read More →
avatar for Toni-Michelle Williams

Toni-Michelle Williams

Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative
Toni-Michelle Williams is an auto-theorist, performance artist, and executive director of Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative (SNAPCO). As a native of  Atlanta, Georgia, she is a celebrated community organizer in prison abolition/prison reform issues. She was instrumental in the... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

Practical Magic for Organizing Asian America

This session explores resilience practices across Asian America that will shape the next decade of our organizing. This session is for those who identify as Asian American.

Presenters
avatar for sumi dutta

sumi dutta

Campaigner, 18 Million Rising
sumi is a writer, herbalist and digital organizer. She is a Campaigner at 18 Million Rising, an Asian American digital-first organization and sponsored project of Allied Media Projects. She studies herbalism, dog whispering, and is deeply curious about the healing possibilities for... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

True Inclusion is Revolutionary: Engaging People w/ Disabilities

People with disabilities make up more than 20% of the population, but are typically neglected & excluded in our social justice movements. We will explore why and how this happens and what the consequences are for our collective work. Facilitators will help participants understand how to combat Ableism as we work for a fair & just world, providing concrete and actionable steps toward greater inclusion.

Presenters
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Dessa Cosma

Detroit Disability Power
Dessa Cosma is the Founding Director of Detroit Disability Power and has nearly 20 years of organizing experience in gender, economic, disability, and racial justice movements.
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Teddy Dorsette

Detroit Disability Power
Teddy is a native Detroiter and Deaf Filmmaker/businessman. He is also the Communications Manager at Detroit Disability Power. He seeks to change the world, one community at a time.
avatar for Lisa Franklin

Lisa Franklin

CEO/Founder, Warriors on Wheels of Metropolitan Detroit
Lisa Franklin is the Founder and CEO of Warriors on Wheels of Metropolitan Detroit. Founded in 2008, she works on accessible affordable housing, public access, transit & voting access and was recently appointed to the Barrier Free Design Board by Gov. Whitmer.  Lisa is passionate... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

Whose Internet? OUR INTERNET!!!

Our social movements helped shape the early internet but corporate backlash has since pushed our movements’ reliance on corporate technologies.
In this workshop, activists of the liberatory Internet movement will guide participants in an interactive time-line exercise: identifying and mapping the points in our movements’ histories that have shaped our relationship with the Internet for the last half century and collectively visualizing and strategizing what our future relationship should be.

Presenters
avatar for Alice Aguilar

Alice Aguilar

Executive Director, Progressive Technology Project. Co-organizer, Movement Techie convergence. Co-author, Movement Techi, Progressive Technology Project
Alice Aguilar is Executive Director of Progressive Technology Project, a social justice movement technology organization. Alice’s work involves leading the fight against racism and sexism in technology and winning respect for the people of color doing technology work within social... Read More →
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Jamie McClelland

Progressive Technology Project and May First Movement Technology
Jamie McClelland is technology systems director for the Progressive Technology Project and is also co-founder and Board member of May First Movement Technology, a membership organization of progressive groups worldwide who use the Internet.
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Alfredo Lopez

Outreach Coordinator, May First Movement Technology
Veteran activist Alfredo Lopez is a co-founder and currently in the leadership of May First Movement Technology. During more than half century of activism, he has helped organize many major demonstrations, campaigns and coalition efforts on a wide variety of issues and authored six... Read More →
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Jaime Villarreal

May First Movement Technology


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

2:30pm EDT

YPOC Rise!: Connecting Young BIPOC with Resources To Thrive

YPOC Rise! is an online video resource for Young BIPOC by Young BIPOC that creates space for our counter-narratives to be the guiding light for our healing and flourishing.

Presenters
avatar for Deandra Cadet

Deandra Cadet

Executive Director & Cofounder, InterAction Initiative Inc.
Deandra "Dede" Cadet (she/her) cofounder + executive director of InterAction Initiative Inc. connects people, resources, ideas, and stories to bring us joy and community.
avatar for Kelly Yu

Kelly Yu

Education and Outreach Coordinator, InterAction Initiative Inc.
Kelly Yu (She/her) is the Education + Outreach Coordinator at InterAction. She hopes to make social justice more accessible and uplift a more empathic and self-reflective narrative on activism.


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

4:00pm EDT

Building an Asian American Feminist Movement "Decolonization and Anti-Capitalism" Network Gathering
Requires External Registration, here.

Hawai‘i is not a state. It’s stolen land. After a U.S.-backed military coup overthrew the Hawaiian Kingdom and Queen Lili‘uokalani, the U.S. government illegally annexed the islands in 1898. Native Hawaiians (Kānaka Maoli) are fighting for the return of their independence, rights, and land. They are fighting for Hawaiian sovereignty and decolonization. Join our conversation on Decolonization and Anti-capitalism with Presley Ke'alaanuhea Ah Mook Sang (Puuhuluhulu University) and Professor Noelani Goodyear–Ka‘ōpua (University of Hawai'i)! We’ll explore their work to protect Mauna Kea, the return of the Hawaiian language and cultural practices, ending militarization in the Pacific, and the movement for Hawaiian sovereignty.



Friday July 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Virtual

4:00pm EDT

Language Justice and Beyond- Words and Trauma
Words and Trauma: Taking care of others and ourselves when doing language work.

This session requires external registration To registerbit.ly/ljandtrauma

The Language Justice and Beyond Network Gathering is offering Open Sessions. Anyone interested in language justice and those who use language as their medium are invited (including but not limited to organizers, facilitators, educators, media makers, artists, coders, journalists, poets and more). Participants will leave with new tools and skills, inspiration and encouragement to continue building LJ practices in their communities.

Language Justice and Beyond will be an opportunity to explore the expansive and visionary ways people are thinking about and practicing Language Justice.


For more info please contact ljandbeyond@gmail.com


Friday July 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Virtual

5:00pm EDT

Writing New Worlds Plenary
Parables for an interspecies future. Sista as a verb.  Archival futures.  Join Alexis DeVeaux, Walidah Imarisha and Alexis Pauline Gumbs for a conversation about legacy, possibility and the role of writers in making the future we deserve intriguing, imaginable and irresistible.

Presenters
avatar for Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a Queer Black Troublemaker and Black Feminist Love Evangelist and an aspirational cousin to all sentient beings. Alexis is the founder of Brilliance Remastered, an online network and series of retreats and online intensives serving community accountable intellectuals... Read More →
avatar for Walidah Imarisha

Walidah Imarisha

Walidah Imarisha is an educator, writer, public scholar and spoken word artist. She has co-edited two anthologies including Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements. Imarisha’s nonfiction book Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison... Read More →
avatar for Alexis De Veaux

Alexis De Veaux

ALEXIS DE VEAUX is a black queer feminist writer whose work in multiple genres is nationally and internationally known.Born and raised in Harlem, New York City, Ms. De Veaux is published in five languages-English, Spanish,Dutch, Japanese and Serbo-Croatian. Her work has appeared in... Read More →


Friday July 24, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Virtual

6:00pm EDT

Radical Libraries, Archives and Museums: Cultural Space Keeping & Tactical Activation with BOOM! Concepts

RadLam Network gathering is offering space to AMC attendees. To join visit this link.

Presenters
BM

Bekezela Mguni

Black Unicorn Library and Archives Project Founder, and Radical Libraries, Archives and Museums track co-coordinator
Bekezela Mguni is a radical librarian, activist, artist and abundant bodied femme. She holds an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and participated in the first Librarians & Archivists to Palestine delegation in June 2013. She works as the Youth Services Librarian at Sto-Rox Library... Read More →
avatar for k. funmilayo aileru

k. funmilayo aileru

founder, blackearth lab
k. funmilayo aileru is an AfroIndigenous transdisciplinary artist and designer. ze employs a variety of mediums including digital media, sculpture, and installation to access concepts such as [ancestral] memory, trauma, and Otherness. Also an Afrofuturist, much of zir work ruminates... Read More →
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Vatic Tayari Kuumba

One Square World
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 →


Friday July 24, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:00pm EDT

Motorcity Street Dance Academy Youth Party
This interactive virtual event featuring special guests Fresh Classics and students from MCSDA. All levels, abilities, and peoples are encouraged to take part in the cypher we will create.

Presenters
avatar for Motor City Street Dance Academy

Motor City Street Dance Academy

MCSDA works to enhance the lives of Detroiters through hip-hop, physical activity and healthy living.MCSDA is a member of AMP Speakers Bureau. 


Friday July 24, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:00pm EDT

DNA Presents: Ethics & Aesthetics Part 1
Gender Justice Kaleidoscope
Join Detroit Narrative Agency for the screening of Eight perspectives on the intersections of gender and a multitude of experiences from Black filmmakers across the diaspora.
Screenings followed by a moderated conversation with filmmakers.

Origin of Hair by CarrieHawks: This film explores Black queer identity and self acceptance as a pathway to personal utopia via the legacy of Sister Rosetta Tharpe. (1min.)
Virago by Franchesca Lamarre: A DREAMSCAPE; discussing the origins of American contemporary gender presentation.(17 min.)
Outdooring by Maxwell Addae: A young man attends his nephew's Ghanaian baptism with a plan: steal the donated money and keep a deep secret hidden from his family.(18 min.)
Tender by Felicia Pride: A young man attends his nephew's Ghanaian baptism with a plan: steal the donated money and keep a deep secret hidden from his family. (15 min.)

Gummi Bear by RJ Dawson: Gummi Bear is about the different manifestations of toxic masculinity in the Black community and how they affect the coping mechanisms of young Black children. (18 min.)
Wild Darlings Sing the Blues(and it's a song of Freedom) by Nova Scott-James: Wild Darlings is a queer film series about healing arts and social justice, following a group of black queer women and gnc artists on a spiritual rite of passage that culminates in a pilgrimage to a plantation in the American South. (22 min.)
Piu Piu by Naima Ramos-Chapman: A self-discovery trek into the city becomes the seeking of a safe space. (10 min.)
What If Black Boys Were Butterflies? by DaeQuan Collier: An experimental short film about what black boyhood is and what it ultimately could be. (4 min.)

This Event will be streamed: https://youtu.be/EWLG8xyjnDg

Friday July 24, 2020 7:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

Braided Nations Dinner
A virtual gathering of black and indigenous collectives sharing teachings of mutual aid, seed histories and divestment from whiteness.



Presenters
DF

DeVonn Francis

Creative Director & Chef, Yardy
Creative Director, Chef, Yardy.
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Kirsten Kirby-Shoote

Farmer, Chef, Activist ., Leilu-Urban Indigenous Food Sovereignty Project
LS

LeGenevieve Squires

Chef, Experience Relish
Chef Experience Relish.
BP

Brittany Peeler

Chef, Experience Relish
EG

Ederique Goudia

Chef & Co-Owner, Gabriel Hall
CS

Camren Stott

Chef & Owner, Jiibaakwaan Foods


Friday July 24, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

AIR’s Media Makers Gathering

The Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) is hosting a space for mediamakers to connect and share resources for and by the people. Open to all current, active and aspiring mediamakers!

Presenters
TV

Tran Vu

AIR
Tran Vu is AIR's Director of New Voices where she supports independent producers in mission-driven storytelling. She is a Vietnamese-American multimedia artist and organizer in Boston whose practice draws from her experience in community and healing. Connect with her @TranVuArts... Read More →
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Erin McGregor

AIR
Erin McGregor is a queer Canadian podcast producer currently residing in Philadelphia, PA. She is the host and creator of Queer Public, a podcast that asks critical questions about queer identity, politics, and culture.


Friday July 24, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

Kinky QTPOC+ Folx

Tired of YTs? Let’s hang, vent, play online, skillshare, and more! We’ll demo/teach + offer support. 18+ years old only. All (or no) genders! Cishet POC ok if you’re not TERFY. No euro-white folks.

Presenters
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Angelique Geehan

Angelique Geehan (any pronouns) works to question and depolarize any cultural beliefs and practices that can deprive individuals of needed connection with themselves, their families, their clients, and their communities. She coaches individuals and families; trains and certifies babywearing... Read More →
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Chantal Wallace

Chantal Wallace (She/Her) is a shibari artist, teacher and performer from Houston, Texas that goes by the name ShatteredPulse. She is one of the Directors of BIGHT (Bondage In Greater Houston Texas), a group in Houston dedicated to bondage education. In addition to teaching locally... Read More →


Friday July 24, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

Maamoul Press Presents: Zine Maker’s Meetup!

Zine makers of all experience levels will come together in breakout groups to share resources, discuss experiences, and address the challenges we face and power we hold as by-us-for-us storytellers.

Presenters
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Soumya Dhulekar

Soumya Dhulekar is a U.S.-based illustrator, born in Mumbai and raised in New Jersey. She has contributed comics to Catapult Magazine and various print anthologies.
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Nadia Shammas

Nadia Shammas is a Palestinian-American comics writer from Brooklyn, NY. She's best known as being the co-creator of SQUIRE, a Middle Eastern YA graphic novel set to be released from HarperCollins in 2021.
avatar for Leila Abdelrazaq

Leila Abdelrazaq

Maamoul Press
Leila Abdelrazaq is a Palestinian author and artist. Her debut graphic novel, Baddawi (Just World Books 2015) was shortlisted for the 2015 Palestine Book Awards and has been translated into three languages. She is also creator of a number of zines and short comics and co-founder of... Read More →
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Aya Krisht

Maamoul Press
Aya Krisht is a Detroit-based Lebanese designer, artist and printmaker. She graduated from the American University of Beirut with a BFA in Graphic Design (2015), where her senior thesis focused on design in comics. She is co-founder of Maamoul Press.


Friday July 24, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

Radical Technologists: Meet, Share, Connect

A meetup for technologists of color working w/ tech, art, invention, storytelling, & community empowerment. Share work & ideas about the future of technology - our roles, space, and place in it.

Presenters
avatar for Anum Awan

Anum Awan

none
Please register for the session here: https://cutt.ly/amc-techAnum is a Bay Area-based interaction designer and new media artist who crafts mixed-reality experiences by blending physical and digital media centering queer, immigrant, and non-western narratives. Their work manifests as installations, projections, videos, live visuals, and progra... Read More →
avatar for Olivia Cueva

Olivia Cueva

Director, David E. Glover Emerging Technology Center
Register for our meet up here: cutt.ly/amc-tech || Olivia Cueva is an inventor, technologist, and storyteller with a focus on using technology and media for community empowerment and liberation. She is the Director of the David E. Glover Emerging Technology Center, an intergenerational community tech center in East Oakland, CA... Read More →


Friday July 24, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

Tended by All, Harvested by All

Participants will leave with a definition of the Commons and the role their work plays in it as artists, activists, facilitators, and co-collaborators. Rather than creating prescriptive outcomes, we will work together toward a shared understanding and future-imagining for the Arts and the Commons. We hope to use this meetup to seed media-making and storytelling together in the form of a podcast, "Commons trading cards," or other medium.

Presenters
avatar for Jennie Rose Halperin

Jennie Rose Halperin

Jennie Rose Halperin is a librarian, academic, and Commons activist in Boston. She is a digital and content strategist and facilitator. Previously, she worked as Senior Communications Manager for Creative Commons, a farmer, and as a cataloger in a tree museum, among other myriad... Read More →
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JD Stokely

Howlround
JD Stokely is a trickster-in-training who creates and curates space and performance. Stokely is the associate producer of HowlRound Theatre Commons and a co-founder of Unbound Bodies, a collective for QTBIPOC that explores the healing possibilities of community, intimacy, and joy... Read More →
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David Bollier

Co-Founder, Commons Strategies Group
David Bollier is an American activist, writer, and policy strategist. His most recent book is Free, Fair, and Alive: The Insurgent Power of the Commons.


Friday July 24, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

Writing during the revolution: A Black autonomous space for writers and journalists

In this space we will be discussing the trajectory of media and journalism for Black journos/writers in the last six months, begin to discuss how we develop radical politics in our newsrooms or bylines and unlock objectivity as a tool of white supremacy in our work.

This session is meeting outside of the 'AMC Zoom Space' to join session please register to this external zoom room: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0ocOCuqjopH9yPX8uPvdyqywn3uIREIE0r

Friday July 24, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Virtual

8:00pm EDT

Black Independence All Day
We are still asking the same questions in 2020. What does freedom look like? What stories will and should be told about black history? AMFM presents a day of film, music, dance, dialogue and storytelling from black artists, filmmakers, and curators from Detroit, Chicago and more. RSVP on amfmevents@gmail.com to receive more information.

Link to the Twitch stream here!

Presenters
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AMFM

Chicago-based AMFM is a brand for artists and the people. We support emerging and established artists by offering a platform through our web content, our curated events and collaborations. AMFM hosts events combining the arts to cultivate community, diversity, inclusivity, intergenerational... Read More →


Friday July 24, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Virtual

9:00pm EDT

REMOTE ACCESS: WITCHES N GLITCHES
🖤 A party from and for access magic featuring: incantations for glitch intimacies & live shows & drag spells & dj sets & captions & audio description & sound description & access doulas & more! 🖤 Join us in the conjuring! 

Remote Access:Witches N Glitches is organized by kevin gotkin, aimi hamraie, yo-yo lin, jerron herman, and ezra benus. They are a group of disabled activists, and academics who have been developing projects that center disability in art, culture, and design worlds. Some of them have organized together in nyc. Others are members of the critical design lab led by Dr. Aimi Hamraie at Vanderbilt University.

To learn more about how to participate read this GUIDE.

Friday July 24, 2020 9:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Virtual

10:00pm EDT

House Werk
Featuring: DJ Beige (Leftfield House & Breaks); LadyMonix (House, Disco), and Channel Tres (Compton, Dance).

WARNING  
Flashing lights and bright colors will be used during this event. Viewer discretion advised.

Presenters
avatar for CHANNEL TRES

CHANNEL TRES

Starting with 2018's "Controller," Channel Tres has blended the drive of Detroit techno and the silky smooth grooves of Chicago house with the snarl of West Coast rap. His music is no longer the little secret that dance DJs maybe had wished it would stay. For the last two years, Channel... Read More →
avatar for BEIGE

BEIGE

Unafraid to dig deep and also play the hits, Detroit-based deejay BEIGE has caught the ears of The Bunker, Jack Dept. & other in-the-know crews. A fast-rising talent in the North American queer underground, they have become a regular fixture on the forward-thinking Midwest/East Coast... Read More →
avatar for LADYMONIX

LADYMONIX

LADYMONIX is a producer and DJ based in Detroit, who’s known for turning out dance floors with her deep disco and house sets. She's performed at some of the sweatiest nightclubs in the country, from Pittsburgh’s Hot Mass and Brooklyn’s House of Yes while holding down 2 monthly... Read More →


Friday July 24, 2020 10:00pm - Saturday July 25, 2020 1:00am EDT
Virtual
 
Saturday, July 25
 

10:00am EDT

Lounge Session

A space for rest and relaxation, grounding, re-centering and emotional support facilitated by Diana Quinn and Amanda Hill.

Presenters
HB

Healing By Choice!

HEALING BY CHOICE! IS A CIRCLE OF WOMEN AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE OF COLOR HEALTH AND HEALING PRACTITIONERS, BASED IN DETROIT. WE OFFER A RANGE OF HEALING MODALITIES FOR SELF AND COMMUNITY CARE FOR THE REDUCTION OF RACIAL HARM IN MIND, BODY, SPIRIT AND INSTITUTION.Healing by... Read More →



Saturday July 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Virtual

11:00am EDT

Care for the Future
We keep each other alive. Through mutual aid, through mothering, through the essential work of low-wage care providers and the care work of disabled kin for each other, Black and Brown communities have been honing the expertise to carry our world through the crisis of this pandemic to a future rooted in care. In particular, the femmes, the disabled, the queer and trans folks within our communities have done this labor and forged this genius. In this plenary conversation we will honor care work while resisting the urge to romanticize it.  We will explore what needs to shift within our economy, political systems and our social justice movements to create the care-based world we need.  

Presenters
avatar for Dani McClain

Dani McClain

Dani McClain is a member of the AMP Speakers Bureau.
avatar for Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a member of AMP Speakers Bureau.


Saturday July 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Virtual

1:00pm EDT

Language Justice and Beyond- LJ & Abolitionist Sex
Language Justice and Abolitionist Sex
This event requires external registration- For more info visit bit.ly/ljandsex

Language Justice and Beyond will be an opportunity to explore the expansive and visionary ways people are thinking about and practicing Language Justice.

Language Justice and Beyond Network gathering is offering Open sessions. Anyone interested in language justice and those who use language as their medium are invited (including but not limited to organizers, facilitators, educators, media makers, artists, coders, journalists, poets and more). Participants will leave with new tools and skills, inspiration and encouragement to continue building LJ practices in their communities.

For more info please contact ljandbeyond@gmail.com


Saturday July 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Virtual

1:00pm EDT

Radical Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Abolishing the Police in Your Head: Dismantling Carceral Culture in Libraries, Archives, and Museums

This Network Gathering meetup is open to AMC attendees. To join please visit this link.

Saturday July 25, 2020 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Virtual

2:30pm EDT

"Coded Bias" Documentary Film Screening & Discussion

CODED BIAS (codedbias.com) explores MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini’s startling discovery that facial recognition fails on darker-skinned faces, and her journey to create the Algorithmic Justice League.

Presenters
avatar for Sasha Costanza-Chock

Sasha Costanza-Chock

Algorithmic Justice League
They/them or she/her. Researcher, designer, troublemaker. Author, http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/design-justice. #designjustice. Board member, alliedmedia.org | Steering Committee member, designjustice.org | Senior Research Fellow, ajlunited.org | Member, AMP Speakers Bureau.
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Shalini Kantayya

7th Empire Media
Director/Producer Shalini Kantayya’s feature documentary, Coded Bias, premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Kantayya is a TED Fellow, a William J. Fulbright Scholar, and an Associate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. More: shalinikantayya.net


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

2:30pm EDT

Building Noisemakers: Rhythm for the Revolution

When we have the tools to explore our sensory landscape and experiment with materials, we open up the possibilities of creating instruments and sounds that are personally and collectively liberating. In this session, we will explore the building blocks of making sound/noise as a mode of sensory stimulation, self-regulation, self-expression and political disruption. Kids with all relationships to their sensory environment and physical ability are welcome.

Presenters
avatar for Leila Sidi

Leila Sidi

Luthier, TunaTone Instruments
Leila Sidi is a luthier (TunaTone Instruments) and strives to embody the principles of Design Justice as an electric guitar builder, designing and building guitars that centre the experiences of musicians most typically excluded from the music industry.


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

2:30pm EDT

Cripping the Podcast

How can disability arts and culture inform podcasting? In this interactive workshop, members of the Critical Design Lab will show how to incorporate consideration of disability and access in every part of a podcast, from choosing interviewees, creating a workflow, devising questions, designing show notes, creating transcripts, designing graphics and image descriptions, designing introductory segments and audio descriptions, and moving beyond the audio format to multi-modal podcast episodes.

Presenters
AH

Aimi Hamraie

Critical Design Lab
Aimi Hamraie is director of the Critical Design Lab and host of the Contra* podcast. They are also author of Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability (University of Minnesota Press, 2017).
avatar for Kevin Gotkin

Kevin Gotkin

Visiting Assistant Professor, Critical Design Lab/New York University
Dr. Kevin Gotkin is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Media, Culture, & Communication at NYU, where his research examines disability and media in the U.S. in the late 20th century. He is a Co-Founder of Disability/Arts/NYC.
JH

Josh Halstead

Josh Halstead is a graphic designer and an MA candidate in disability studies at CUNY. In addition to teaching graphic and user experience at UC Berkeley Extension, he is a board member at the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley and member of the AIGA Diversity & Inclusion Task... Read More →
JM

Jarah Moesch

Critical Design Lab /Rensselaer Polytechnic University
Jarah Moesch (MFA, PhD) is an artist-scholar whose work explores issues of justice through the design, production, and acquisition of embodied knowledges, and then develops new models for justice to imagine new worlds. Jarah holds an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College... Read More →
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Kelsie Acton

Critical Design Lab/University of Alberta
Kelsie Acton is a neurodivergent PhD candidate working on SSHRC funded research examining accessibility and timing in disability dance. Her choreography has been supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.


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

2:30pm EDT

Holding Space Part I: Strategies for Anti-Oppressive Facilitation

How can we facilitate spaces where we actually put our anti-oppressive principles into practice? How can anti-oppressive remote facilitation allow us to adapt in this time of COVID-19 and uprisings? Join us as we explore a facilitation framework that centers Black people, non-Black people of color, disabled people, LGBTQI+ folks, survivors, & more. We'll examine how various approaches & activities can build solidarity and safety rather than repeat old harmful dynamics. Whether we’re new or long-time facilitators, this workshop will give us a space to deepen our existing skills & leave with shiny, effective principles and tools for liberatory facilitation. Part I of a two-part series.

Presenters
avatar for Maryse Mitchell-Brody

Maryse Mitchell-Brody

self
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 →
avatar for Autumn Brown

Autumn Brown

AORTA
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 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Virtual

2:30pm EDT

It Takes a Village: Designing for Community Wellness

In a world prioritizing the ‘me,’ how might we co-create a new vision for inclusive self care? We’ll explore design thinking for social good, case studies, and exercises you can begin applying today.

Presenters
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Ibrahim Ayub

PwC
Ibrahim Ayub is a design consultant and experience strategist at PwC based in New York. He advises clients, ranging from global Fortune 10 firms to grassroots nonprofits, on how to empathize and understand their stakeholders to create inclusive and meaningful products, services, and... Read More →
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Nafisa Isa

1986
Nafisa Isa is the current Program Manager at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, where she guides social impact strategies and community-centered design. She is devoted to collective prosperity, building intentionally inclusive spaces, and designing shared learning exp... Read More →
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Andrew Tolentino

Credit Karma
Andrew designs experiences at Credit Karma, based in San Francisco. He has 10+ years of experience using design thinking to build engaging experiences. His passion lies in mission driven, user-facing products that help people make progress towards their goals, whether health or f... Read More →
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Nina Rayburn

Strategy Director, TMA
Nina Rayburn designs go-to-market plans for major brands amid their major transformations. As a Dallas-based Strategy Director, she enjoys the role of storyteller for her marketing firm's expertise and mission. Outside the office, Nina is pursuing a (delicious) belief that food will... Read More →
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Tan Nguyen

Principal, Tan Dan Design
Tan is a creative consultant & social entrepreneur who owned and operated a popular food truck, Rebel Heroes (DC, 2010) and co-founded No Hate Space (nohate.space) after the 2016 election. Currently, she is reimagining the food hall as a virtual "pollinator" space for underserved... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

Meme Tactics

Memes make us laugh, and make a message catch on. Best of all, people can remix them and pass them on. We need all the tools we can get to negotiate power and assert presence. Meme Tactics is a session to share strategies to harness the humorous power of memes for movements. We'll share examples of dances, symbols, zines and patches from Nicaragua, India, Hong Kong, mainland China, and beyond. You'll leave with a set of tactics specific to amplify your own messages.

Presenters
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Josue Chavez

China Residencies
Josue Chavez researches media, translation and labor in China and Central America. He is the co-curator of Meme Tactics, and his critical writing has been featured in Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media and Technology. He is a Ph.D. student in the Hispanic Studies department at P... Read More →
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Kira Simon-Kennedy

China Residencies
Kira Simon-Kennedy helps creative people do impactful and interesting things as the co-founder & director of China Residencies, a co-founder of Rivet, and an independent film producer. She likes writing guides, redistributing resources, and curating meme tactics.
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Mikail Wright-Kwon

Curator, China Residencies
Mikail is a artist, designer and researcher from the Washington D.C. metro area whose practice focuses on intercultural interactions, folk art and queer communities.
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An Xiao Mina

An Xiao Mina is a technologist, researcher, and artist. Her book, From Memes To Movements, is the driving force behind Meme Tactics. Her writing has also appeared in the Atlantic, Wired, the New Inquiry, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Al Jazeera English, and Hyperallergic. A 2016-17... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

Embodied Practices: Motion & Meditation

Our bodies are our memories and experiences in motion. During our time together, we will share, learn, and co-create physical motions and movements that are meditative and support the connection between body, spirit and mind.

Presenters
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Healing By Choice!

HEALING BY CHOICE! IS A CIRCLE OF WOMEN AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE OF COLOR HEALTH AND HEALING PRACTITIONERS, BASED IN DETROIT. WE OFFER A RANGE OF HEALING MODALITIES FOR SELF AND COMMUNITY CARE FOR THE REDUCTION OF RACIAL HARM IN MIND, BODY, SPIRIT AND INSTITUTION.Healing by... Read More →



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

2:30pm EDT

Defend.Develop.Decolonize: Building Indigenous Power

In this session we will explore NDN’s mission of “Defend-Develop-Decolonize '' and what it means to organize from a place of abundance and power, rather than fear or scarcity.

Presenters
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Sarah Manning

Director of Communications, NDN Collective
Sarah Sunshine Manning, NDN Collective Director of Communications, is a citizen of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Idaho and Nevada, and Chippewa-Cree of Rocky Boy, Montana. Manning directs NDN Collective’s communications strategy and impact... Read More →
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Willi White

Creative Producer, NDN Collective
Willi White, NDN Collective Creative Producer, is Oglala Lakota. Willi has extensive experience as a photographer, filmmaker, multimedia creative and communications professional. In 2016, Willi was awarded a fellowship with the Sundance Institute’s Native and Indigenous program... Read More →
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Julian Brave Noisecat

NDN Collective and Data for Progress
Julian Brave NoiseCat, Senior Media Fellow at NDN Collective, is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Guardian and many other publications. In addition to his journalism, Julian is the Vice President of Policy & Strategy at Data for Progress... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

Poetry As Visionary Resistance to the Systems Out to Get Us

This session will explore how poetry has been leveraged to influence political movement, theory and technological and scientific spaces.

Presenters
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Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty

Detroit Community Technology Project
Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty is a mother, author, poet and social justice organizer. She serves as Data Justice director for the Detroit Community Technology Project and co-leads Our Data Bodies. She is a facilitator with Detroit Equity Action Lab and a Digital Civil Society Lab fellow... Read More →
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Joy Buolamwini

Founder, Algorithmic Justice League
Joy Buolamwini is a poet of code, computer scientist, and digital activist who uses art and research to illuminate the shortcomings of artificial intelligence. She founded the Algorithmic Justice League to create a world with more equitable and accountable AI.
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neta bomani

neta bomani is a worker who engages in social practices like oral history and direct action through organizing and making archives, writings, prints, zines, computational objects and workshops. neta is also a participator in grassroots organizing against prisons and borders in new... Read More →
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Greta Byrum

Co-Director, Community Tech NY
Greta Byrum reimagines and rebuilds collaborative, equitable communication systems. She applies a digital justice and a popular education approach, and specializes in participatory planning, co-design and research.


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

2:30pm EDT

Surveilled at Work: Tracked through an Amazon Warehouse

Each day at Amazon warehouses, hundreds of thousands of workers are monitored and penalized through surveillance technology. Hear from Amazon workers and organizers about these systems of control.

Presenters
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Ryan Gerety

United for Respect
Ryan is a researcher and works with organizers and grassroots organizations to understand and respond to the technological acceleration of structural inequality. She's originally from New Mexico and now lives in New York.
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Gabrielle Rejouis

Gabrielle was an Associate at the Center on Privacy & Technology, and co-organized the Color of Surveillance: Monitoring Poor and Working People conference. Gabrielle’s research focuses on commercial data practices and the future of work.
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Strea Sanchez

United for Respect
Strea is an organizer at United for Respect, and formerly was a warehouse worker at Amazon for two years.


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

2:30pm EDT

What Does it Mean to be an Abolitionist in 2020?

CR will discuss examples of prison industrial complex (PIC) abolition in practice now, bring context of abolitionist histories & framework, & discuss hard questions for abolition of the entire PIC.

Presenters
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Critical Resistance

Critical Resistance is a national organization fighting for abolition of the prison industrial complex, with an internationalist lens. CR as an overall org is hosting the What Does it Mean to be an Abolitionist in 2020? panel event with panelists from multiple CR chapters/cities... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

CANCELLED------Black Fat Futures: Building a World Where We Can Be Free

Our Black fat bodies are always in a state of survival but never offered space to heal or find safety. Explore the magic of Black fat resilience, Black fat experiences, and building Black fat futures.

Presenters
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Hunter Shackelford

Free Figure Revolution
Hunter Shackelford is a Black fat nonbinary shapeshifter, visual artist, writer, and zine maker based in Atlanta, GA. She works at Free Figure Revolution, a Southern body liberation organization dedicated to creating community technology around fat experiences and desire politics... Read More →
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Brienne 'BC' Colston

Brown Girl Recovery
Brienne Colston is a queer Black femme from the Bronx, and current executive director of Brown Girl Recovery, an organization dedicated to providing holistic healing and community spaces for femmes and folks of color in the Bronx and northern Manhattan through social justice programming... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

Envisioning New Transmasculinities for People of Color

How can Black and brown transmasculine and masculine-of-center folks co-imagine gender outside of whiteness and heal from toxic masculinity in order to co-create a future where harm is addressed without punishment? Our goal in this session is to explore what healthy masculinity looks like through the principles of transformative justice, take accountability for our own complicity in gendered harm, and find ways to seek support for the harm we experience as transmasculine people of color.

Presenters
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Aqdas Aftab

Co-Creator, Transform Gender Collective
Aqdas Aftab is a nonbinary writer, reader, and dreamer from Islamabad, currently getting their PhD in decolonial literature. Some of their words can be found in Bitch Media, The Rumpus, Yes Poetry, "Transcendent 4: The Year's Best Speculative Transgender Fiction" and "Queer Poetry... Read More →
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Samia (any/all)

Co-Creator, Transform Gender Collective
Samia Lalani (any/all pronouns) is a queer, genderfluid facilitator, advocate, and creator currently residing in DC. They currently work with queer & trans youth, imagining new worlds for them to inhabit. You can find them sharing food and thoughts with loved ones, dreaming about... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

Fungus Among Us: How do we grow our mycelium?

A strategy session about giving the movement its nutrients: support and coordination of liberation work across sectors and faces of oppression, inspired by Emergent Strategy’s insights on mycelium.

Presenters
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Julia Kong

Managing Partner, Reflex Design Collective
Julia Kong is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder at Reflex Design Collective, an Oakland-based consultancy building grassroots access to decision making power using design and creativity.
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Brooke Staton

Co-Founder, Reflex Design Collective
Brooke Staton is an equity strategist and co-creation facilitator. She co-founded Reflex Design Collective to shift the way institutions think about solving social problems, providing organizations with the mindsets and tools to work in allyship to those most impacted by social i... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

Queering Public Space: Youth-Driven Systemic Change

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?

Presenters
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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 →
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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 →
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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.
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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 →
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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.
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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
Virtual

5:00pm EDT

Fat Plants & Thriving in Abundant Bodies

Fat Plants will use plant medicine, personal story, and creative embodiment, we'll imagine expansive possibilities for how we collectively relate to abundance and fat liberation.

Presenters
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sára abdullah

earth seed holistic
sára abdullah (she/they) is an indigenous SWANA/Pinxy non-binary femme Muslima dyke descended from nomadic dreamweavers, kitchen witches, tricksters, and storytellers. She is the vision holder of earth seed holistic, a healing practice providing herbal support and education.
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Nicole Acosta Nemergut

Herbalist, Ballast Botanicals
Nicole Acosta Nemergut (she/her) is an herbalist, educator and zine maker. She is the founder of Ballast Botanicals, a herbal line inspired by the concept of ballast flora.


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

5:00pm EDT

From Copwatch to Photoshop, a toolkit for community defense

We'll be teaching photography fundamentals, from composition and editing software to protect the identities of demonstrators. Then we'll dive into CopWatch basics to document abusive police conduct.

Presenters
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Alex Webster

Center for Constitutional Rights
Alex Webster is a Black, non-binary, queer photographer, writer, and organizer based in Brooklyn, New York, who advocates to end prisons and policing. Their politic is Black, queer, trans, communist, internationalist, abolitionist, antiracist, anticapitalist, and feminist.
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Divad Durant

Justice Committee
Divad Durant is a filmmaker, artist, community organizer and father. Divad became activated in social justice work in the Bronx in response to environmental racism and the killing of Amadou Diallo by the NYPD. He joined Justice Committee in 2011.


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

5:00pm EDT

Holding Space Part II: Co-Creating Accessibility

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.

Presenters
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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

self
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

AORTA
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
Virtual

5:00pm EDT

Infographics 101: A Movement Science Graphic Ally Hackathon

Learn how to tell visual stories to mobilize information. Participants will leave with a free data design tool, an actionable list of design strategies, and experience creating an infographic.

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

5:00pm EDT

"What's Love Got To Do With It?'

Members of ANSWER discuss why dismantling white supremacy and abolishing prisons must include the decriminalization of sex work and lead a visioning exercise on the concept of a societal love ethic.

Presenters
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Parker Westwood

ANSWER Detroit
Parker Westwood; resident hot-mess, compassion-centered conversationalist, "hot for revolution," gender-fluid, vegan baker extraordinaire, seeing-eye-human, sex worker, serial jade-gifter, work-in-progress, shower vocalist, maker, abolitionist, "liberation begins with voice," love... Read More →
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Kori Davenport

Artist & Organizer, ANSWER Detroit, POCSWOP, SWOP-USA
Kori Davenport is a queer, bigender, Afrosurrealist, multidisciplinary artist, sex worker & Black anarchist. Their work centers pleasure in all forms from healthy sex practices and body positivity, to working towards a future/present without prisons & that normalizes the sex work... Read More →
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Zee St.James

ANSWER Detroit
Zee St. James is a Detroit based sex worker, organizer and advocate for harm reduction. They coordinate ANSWER Detroit's mutual aid, including an emergency fund for Michigan-based sex workers.
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Hannah The Hatchet

ANSWER Detroit
Hatchet is a burlesque artist & str!pper sw based in Detroit. When she’s not on stage, she can be found organizing for black & indigenous rights, decrim. & str!pper unionization! She has a background in community organizing & anti-racism education. Creating art brings her joy, cause... Read More →


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

5:00pm EDT

Grace Lee Boggs's Concept of Visionary Organizing

Learn more about the people and ideas that shaped Boggs’s radical approach to education and movement building; discuss how Detroit is projecting a model of social transformation from the ground up.

Presenters
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Scott Kurashige

Scott Kurashige is author of The Shifting Grounds of Race: Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic LA; The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century with Grace Lee Boggs; and The Fifty-Year Rebellion: How the U.S. Political Crisis... Read More →
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Shea Howell

National Council of Elders
Shea Howell is a Detroit based activist and writer with the Boggs Center, Detroit Independent Freedom Schools, and Riverwise Magazine. She is a member of the National Council of Elders and is a professor of communication at Oakland University.
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Dakarai Carter

Detroit Summer
Dakarai Carter is a Detroit Summer alumnus and current coordinator. He also works at the Boggs School and is a board member with the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center.
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Marisol Teachworth

James and Grace Lee Boggs School
Marisol Teachworth is the Programming Director at the Boggs School and coordinates the after-school program, Place-Based Education alignment with teachers, arts enrichment classes, and special events. She has worked also as educator with Detroit Future Media and Detroit Summer.


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

5:00pm EDT

New Approaches to School Abolition

Detroit Area Youth Uniting Michigan (DAYUM) and People in Education will join Dr. David Stovall in discussion about school abolition and relationship based education justice.

Presenters
avatar for Julia Cuneo

Julia Cuneo

strategic coordinator, Detroit Area Youth Uniting Michigan
Julia Cuneo is a Detroit based activist and theorist in education justice and youth liberation. As a youth organizer with DAYUM, their work seeks to resist the imbalance of power that exists in schools. They seek to create a new framework for envisioning education liberation.
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n8 mullen

People in Education
Nate joined Allied Media Projects in 2011 as part of the founding team of Detroit Future Schools. He is now overseeing PIE’s Programming as a Special Advisor. Nate’s work thrives at the intersection of art, education and people.He is a member of the Speakers Bureau.
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David Stovall

David Stovall , Ph.D. is a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His scholarship investigates three areas 1) Critical Race Theory, 2) the relationship between housing and education, and 3) the intersection of race, place and school.
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Siobhan O'Laoire

People in Education
Siobhan joined PIE in September 2019 as the organization's third director. She loves working at the intersection of youth development, education and social justice.
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Detroit Area Youth Uniting Michigan Members

Detroit Area Youth Uniting Michigan
Detroit Area Youth Uniting Michigan or DAYUM is Michigan's only activist organization entirely run by high school aged youth. DAYUM's mission is to fight for accountability from leaders, justice for our communities, and a seat at the table for all marginalized youth.


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

5:00pm EDT

Psychedelics as Media for Liberation

Colonization weaponizes our ancestors’ healing modalities through the war on drugs. How can we access visionary states to create new paradigms, transform conflict, and shape our futures?

Presenters
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Justice Rivera

Reframe Health and Justice Consulting
Justice (she/they) is a consultant with Reframe Health and Justice where she works to shift current sociopolitical paradigms related to race, gender, and bodily autonomy. She is currently a Soros Justice Fellow writing a book about the need for non-carceral approaches to the sex... Read More →
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Ismail Lourido Ali

Policy & Advocacy Counsel, Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies
Ismail (he/they) currently works as Policy & Advocacy Counsel for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) where he supports the implementation of strategies to create equitable and legal access to psychedelic substances in medical, sacramental, and personal... Read More →
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La Pachamami

Co-founder, Cosmovisiones Ancestrales
Paula is Decarceration Strategist at Freedom for Immigrants.Paula conjures at the intersections of indigenous rights, drug policy, feminism, historical memory, decarceration, demilitarization, racial, migrant, environmental, & healing justice. They study herbalism & uses of psychoactive... Read More →


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

5:00pm EDT

The Critical Need for Black Media Reparations

In fifty years from now, we’ll look back and tell stories about the times before the media was just.

To create a portal that reaches that future, plump and abundant with decolonization, what bold change should journalists, tech workers, artists, activists, and policymakers be dreaming about?

In our time together, we will discuss why media reparations for the Black community is critical to reconcile and repair the harm caused by media coverage and media policies that promote the myth of Black inferiority.

What are your wildest dreams for the media of 2070?

Craft paths with us to that future.

Presenters
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Alicia Bell

Organizing Manager, Free Press
Alicia Bell (pronouns: they/she) was born and raised in Charlotte and lives and works there now at the intersections of afrofuturist imagination, journalism, and land/food sovereignty. They're parenting their three niblings and enjoy spending time surrounded by big bodies of nature... Read More →
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Janine Jackson

Janine Jackson is FAIR’s program director and and producer/host of FAIR’s syndicated weekly radio show CounterSpin., FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting)
Janine Jackson is FAIR’s program director and and producer/host of FAIR’s syndicated weekly radio show CounterSpin. She contributes frequently to FAIR’s newsletter Extra! and co-edited The FAIR Reader: An Extra! Review of Press and Politics in the ’90s.
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Brandi Collins-Dexter

Senior Campaign Director at Color Of Change
Brandi oversees the media, democracy and economic justice departments for Color of Change. She has led a number of successful campaigns including getting Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor taken off the air; getting R. Kelly dropped from RCA for repeatedly abusing girls; winning Net neutrality... Read More →
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Manolia Charlotin

Co-Founder of Press On
Manolia is a journalist, curator, strategist, and educator. She is the Co-Founder of Press On, a Southern collective that advances movement journalism. Over the last 15 years she has helped lead several media organizations and campaigns for social change, including the Boston Haitian... Read More →
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Collette Watson

Creative Communications Director at Free Press
Collette is responsible for managing and unifying content across Free Press’ digital channels to engage our 1.4 million members, hundreds of allies and the broader public. In other words, she engages in writing, design, multimedia production and planning to support media and tech... Read More →


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

5:00pm EDT

Future Archives: Digital Archives and Content Curation for Liberation

Curationist.org invites artists, archivists and archive-enthusiasts to imagine a radical future for digital archives together. This is an informational workshop that aims to build a lasting community.

Presenters
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Bomin Jeon

Digital Archivist, Curationist.org, Press Press
Bomin Jeon is a multidisciplinary Korean artist who currently resides in Baltimore. She is a Content Contributor at Curationist.org with a focus on collaboration with independent archives. She is also an organizing member of Press Press, an independent publishing initiative.
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Virginia Poundstone

Content Curation Director, MHz Foundation
Virginia Poundstone works on the content strategy for the free knowledge art and cultural heritage project Mhz Curationist as the Content Curation Director. She is an artist, a Pollock-Krasner grantee, and a member of the cooperatively artist-run gallery @essexflowers in New York... Read More →
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Kimi Hanauer

Founding Editor, Mhz Curationist, Press Press
Kimi Hanauer is an artist and cultural organizer. Kimi initiates and produces events, publications and installations where new modes of collectivity, belonging, and power-sharing can be developed and practiced. Kimi is the founding editor of Press Press, an independent publishing... Read More →
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Amber Vanterpool

Curationist.org
Amber Vanterpool earned her BA in Culture and Media from Eugene Lang College The New School For Liberal Arts. She is a native New Yorker and works in television production. Amber co-produced a traveling multimedia exhibit entitled Re:Construcción which explores the inter-generational... Read More →


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

5:00pm EDT

Inside Out: Accountable Mutual Aid Work with Incarcerated People

We will strategize around accountability in prison abolition work, skill-sharing & brainstorming ways to navigate the power dynamics present in organizing with people inside and outside of prison. This space is designed for people who are or work with incarcerated & formerly incarcerated people currently organizing for prison abolition.

Presenters
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Amalia Golomb-Leavitt

Black & Pink Chicago
Amalia Golomb-Leavitt is a graduate student and organizer with Black & Pink and volunteer with Chicago Community Bond Fund. She is interested in mediation, abolitionist & trauma-responsive social work, and strengthening our anti-violence work by examining & healing the ways we relate... Read More →
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Brittany A. Rothe

Black & Pink Chicago
Brittany A. Rothe (she/her) is a graduate of Lincoln Trail College, a formally incarcerated abolitionist trans-woman who has suffered discrimination and assaults. She is an advocate for those who can't fight for themselves, and ultimately believes in dismantling all law enforcement... Read More →
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Leila Lee

Black & Pink Chicago
I was locked up myself for 3 years. I love witchcraft. I hate ppl who abuse their power.


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

5:00pm EDT

Organizing Against Invasive Property Technologies

This interactive workshop will reveal how tech is threatening tenants. Participants will share experiences and collectively strategize how to fight back against surveillance and displacement.

Presenters
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Erin McElroy

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
Erin McElroy cofounded the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, a digital cartography and multimedia housing justice collective. Erin is a postdoctoral researcher at NYU, studying real estate tech. Erin is an editor with the Radical Housing Journal, a transnational scholar-activist open... Read More →
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Dyan Ruiz

People Power Media
Born in the Philippines, Dyan grew up in Toronto, Canada. She has freelanced for US and Canada-based independent and mainstream media and also wrote for the largest daily newspaper in the Philippines. Dyan co-founded People Power Media in 2012 and emigrated to the US soon after.
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Joseph Smooke

co-founder, People Power Media
Joseph has international experience as a photojournalist and videographer. Joseph has worked in San Francisco as a community organizer and affordable housing developer, and also as a Legislative Aide for the Board of Supervisors. Joseph co-founded People Power Media with Dyan in... Read More →
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Wonyoung So

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, PhD Student in Urban Studies and Planning at MIT
Wonyoung is a member of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project and a PhD student in Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. Wonyoung is interested in the civic data movement in which citizens collect and analyze data, and he studies how participatory methods can expose and politicize urban... Read More →
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Deborah Raji

AI Now Institute, New York University
Deborah is a tech fellow at the AI Now Institute at NYU. She has worked with the Algorithmic Justice League initiative highlighting bias in computer vision, including Amazon's Recognition. She was also in Google AI's flagship research mentorship cohort and a research fellow at the... Read More →


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

5:00pm EDT

The Equitable Internet Initiative: A Decentralized Approach

Learn about the EII and how its collaborative and decentralized model ensures that those most marginalized by the digital divide are at the forefront of generating the solutions.

Presenters
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Janice Gates

Director, Equitable Internet Initiative, Detroit Community Technology Project
Janice has a background in program management, public relations, and communications. In her role as the Program Director for the Equitable Internet Initiative (EII), she works with anchor organizations in Detroit seeding community technology programing, including DCTP’s Digital... Read More →
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Houman Saberi

CTNY
Houman Saberi is a community technologist, urban planner, and operations director at Community Tech NY. Previously, he helped to build resilient community wireless networks in Sandy-affected areas of New York City in partnership with local businesses, civic organizations, and residents... Read More →


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

7:00pm EDT

Ethnic Lit!
Life is wild right now, Corona still out in these streets, and now we gotta remind people that all Black lives do indeed matter. With the multitude of resistance going on, Ethnic Lit! is here to remind you that joy is a form of resistance, Black laughter is a form of resistance. Inspired by trivia and Urban Dictionary, you can decipher the “True or False” statement, “Fill in the Blank”, and Identify correct answers to earn points. Can you do it for the culture? If so, Ethnic Lit! is for you.  

Special Note:

This event is open to audience participation and will be held via Instagram Live. To participate in the event go to @Chelseaaf1 instagram. You can watch as an audience member, or be a contestant in one of the three rounds.

Saturday July 25, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Virtual

7:00pm EDT

DNA Presents: Ethics & Aesthetics Part 2
Important update: During the first 80 minutes of this program we will screen the film Through the Night. Unfortunately this film is only available for a limited capacity of registered AMC attendees who sign up via sched. (Once you sign up you will receive a private link for viewing the event online.)

But good news! The second half of this program will be publicly available starting at 8:20pm EST

The second half of the program includes Standing Above the Clouds, select Radical Remedies videos, followed by a conversation moderated by Cornetta Lane Smith (DNA) featuring Loira Limbal (Through the Night), Jalena Keane Lee (Standing Above the Clouds), Oriana Powell (Mothering Justice), and Siwatu Salama-Ra (Freedom Team).




Mothering and Caregiving for Liberation

Join Detroit Narrative Agency for the screening of 2 films focused on Mothers and Caregivers as part of their Ethics and Aesthetics Film Series.These films honor Black and Indigenous Mothers and Caregivers, and portray them in their full complexity and power. Screening followed by moderated conversation with filmmakers.

Standing Above the Clouds by Jalena Keane-Lee: Standing Above the Clouds follows Native Hawaiian mother-daughter activists as they stand to protect their sacred mountain Mauna Kea from the building of the world’s largest telescope. (15 min.)
Through the Night by Loira Limbal: Through the Night is a verité documentary that explores the personal cost of our modern economy through the stories two working mothers and a child care provider - whose lives intersect at a 24-hour daycare center. (75 min.)

These films will be preceded by select videos from DNA’s Radical Remedies: Collective Healing and Power Through Story.


Saturday July 25, 2020 7:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

Seeds of Power: Cultivating Resilience through Food in Borikén, Palestine & Diaspora
A virtual gathering in the kitchens & gardens of Palestinian and Boricua organizers resisting occupation through their work with food. Through conversations, recipes, and collaborative presence, our hosts will share their knowledge and how they have embraced food systems, from seed to plate, to fight erasure, cultivate hope, and achieve truly intersectional & international solidarity in the ongoing liberation struggle for all beings, everywhere.

Check out Tonight's Chef Guide HERE.

Presenters
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Tara Rodriguez Besosa

El Departamento de la Comida
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Amanny Ahmad

Artist & Chef
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Reem Assil

Chef & Owner, Reem's California
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Pao Lebron

Diaspora Radical, BoriTrans Food Grower, Colectivo Babilla
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Laila Elhaddad

Culinary Ethnographer & Food Justice Advocate, The Gaza Kitchen


Saturday July 25, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

Black Sober QTs meetup!

A fellowship of Black queer & trans folks who are sober or practicing harm reduction. We'll feed our spirits, swap recovery wisdoms & build connections that will resonate through AMC and beyond!

Presenters
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golden collier

golden collier is a radical facilitator and multidisciplinary artist living in Philadelphia, PA. A double virgo, they deeply enjoy supporting their communities through creative and organizational work. They are a member of Soapbox Community Printshop back home, and in their spare... Read More →
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KT Kennedy

Office Hrs, and Black Education Matters
Kt is a queer multidisciplinary artist, educator, workshop facilitator, and curriculum developer based in New York. As the founder of Black Education Matters, KT creates intersectional and accessible educational resources, as well as facilitates workshops that heal and affirm Black... Read More →


Saturday July 25, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

Black T/GNC Music Making Lab

Show up as your dope self, leave with a Soundcloud bop that you helped create, plus the joy of hanging with other Black Trans and Gender Non-Conforming (T/GNC) kin! Issa jAmSesH, No experience needed!

Presenters
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Joie Lou Shakur

Joie Lou Shakur is a Black Trans Immigrant from Jamaica. They are currently a southern organizer, healer, and artist. Joie is also the founder of House of Pentacles, a Black queer and trans film training program and production house. When they’re not behind a camera, you can find Joie twerking, practicing karaoke, or leaving yelp reviews at yo mamas kitchen table., House of Pentacles
Joie Lou Shakur (they/them) is a Black Trans immigrant from Jamaica. They are currently a Southern organizer, medicine-maker, and filmmaker living in Durham, NC. Joie Lou is the founder of House of Pentacles, a Black Trans Film Fellowship Program and Production House. When they’re... Read More →
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June Pratt

House of Pentacles
June Pratt is a Black Trans woman from Durham, North Carolina. June is a primarily self-taught musician and producer. Under the name ‘joonipea’, she creates beats ranging from lo-fi to trap.


Saturday July 25, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

Cultural Strategy for Liberation: A Community Meet-Up

This community meetup is for artists, activists, media and culture makers who are interested in exploring stories, collaborations, resources, and ideas for national organizing for cultural strategy.

Presenters
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Nayantara Sen

Director of Narrative and Cultural Strategies, Race Forward
Nayantara Sen is a first-generation immigrant, a trilingual storyteller, a network builder and a racial justice educator. She is the Director of Narrative and Cultural Strategies at Race Forward and a Senior Fellow at the Pop Culture Collaborative.
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Evan Bissel

Evan Bissell facilitates participatory art and research projects. He is the director of knottedline.com, freedoms-ring.org and a coordinator of Staying Power. Evan has facilitated projects in schools (K-12) and community settings throughout the country and teaches a studio art course on art and social change at UC Berkeley., Othering and Belonging Institute
Evan Bissell facilitates participatory art and research projects that support equitable and liberatory systems. Evan is the Arts and Cultural Strategy Coordinator at the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley. More of his work can be seen at evanbissell.com
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Sage Crump

Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute and National Performance Network
Sage Crump is a culture strategist who expands the work of artists in social justice organizing. Sage is a member of Complex Movements andThe Kinfolks Effect studios, Program Specialist for LANE at the National Performance Network and Chief Architect for the Emergent Strategy Ideation... Read More →


Saturday July 25, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

Disability Justice Organizers Meetup

Are you wondering what other disability justice activists are working on across the country? This meetup is to find out other people's work and ways to support each other.

Presenters
avatar for Jaime Junior

Jaime Junior

Warriors on Wheels of Metropolitan Detroit
Jaime Junior is a dedicated and fearless disability rights and economic justice advocate. Jaime serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Warriors on Wheels of Metropolitan Detroit, a grassroots organization focused on disability rights and a member of the Michigan Developmental Disability... Read More →
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Tameka Citchen-Spruce

Warriors on Wheels of Metropolitan Detroit
Tameka Citchen-Spruce is a disability justice activist and filmmaker. She advocates for people with disabilities rights and especially speaks out for people with disabilities of color.


Saturday July 25, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

La Sala's Fem/me 4 Fem/me series: Kinky & Afraid

La Sala: Fem/me 4 Fem/me series is an audio series, community programming, and a community archive & toolkit decentralizing heteronormative forms of intimacy for/by BIQTPoC fem/me folks.

Presenters
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Lee Jimenez

Lee Jiménez is a visual storyteller/organizer/cultural maker from Loisaida by way of Borikén. Their background in facilitation & lived experiences as a queer nonbinary femme are integral to the work & encourages audiences to become participants in problem solving towards our collective... Read More →
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jo valdes

jo is writer, dj, grassroots fundraiser, diy organizer born in the BX and currently based in BK, New York. jo has thrillingly committed countless hours to organizing a wide range of community-based, celebratory events that facilitate liberation and mutual aid for qpoc, and community... Read More →


Saturday July 25, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

Seeds of Our Collective Sobriety

Often the sobriety narrative is a critical departure from the norm and individual experience. We want to explore ways in which sobriety and sobriety inclusion can be a tool for visionary organizing.

Presenters
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Shannon GarthRhodes

Shannon is a revolutionary voice for inclusion. They work as an activist, educator, and organizer in their community fighting for civil and workers rights. You can find them typing away their big plans at their computer with their cat, and inviting you in to connect.
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Sicily Amaris

Sicily is an artist, activist, ready to spearhead conversations that deconstruct the oppressive systems. She is a fibers artist and creator of radical realities.


Saturday July 25, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

Weaving “Us” By Us For Us: Collectives Gathering & Skill-Share

We invite collectives of all kinds to this gathering to share strategies of organizing - expand our networks - gather support! Let's build - wage - love in this moment // reckoning // transformation!

Presenters
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Tsige Tafesse

BUFU
Tsige Tafesse’s work looks to wage care. Through performance, community organizing, multimedia journalism, curation, and vr she conjures - building pathways from where we’ve been to where we will go. Collaboratively she’s a co-founder of BUFU.
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Katherine Tom

BUFU
Katherine Tom is a nonbinary 1st & 5th generation Jeju Islander & Chinese American organizer and healing artist born on Ohlone land (SF Bay Area), and based in Lenapehoking (NYC) for the past seven years. They are a cofounder of BUFU They are also the Programming Manager at Abrons... Read More →
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Jazmin Jones

BUFU
Jazmin Jones is a San Francisco Bay Area raised, Brooklyn based visual storyteller. Her photography, films, and installation pieces are united by their attention to color and interest in the human condition. Jazmin is a co-founder of BUFU
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Sonia Choi

BUFU
Suhyun (Sonia) is a multimedia artist and curator. Their work explores their personal-political identity through materiality, with a particular interest in creating work that can become transformative, loving, and joyful. They are also currently working on a collaborative living archive... Read More →


Saturday July 25, 2020 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Virtual

7:30pm EDT

Radical Libraries, Archives, and Museums: Meetup & Skillshare

This year the Radical Libraries, Archives, and Museums (RadLam) Network Gathering curated content as part of their gathering to invite you all to attend. Read more about what a network gathering is here.

Don't forget to register to participate in this session by using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuc-itrT8oEtfqxf01a4opzydkYfCbnu5z

Once you are registered, you will receive a link to join the session. For more information or to connect with RadLam coordinators drop them an email at: radicallams@gmail.com

Saturday July 25, 2020 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Virtual

10:00pm EDT

SONORAMA Vintage Latin Sounds
Sonorama is a Dj collective and record label based in the city of Chicago and with the mission of sharing vintage Latin sounds to the world.
Join us on a journey through time and different cities in Latin America and the Caribbean, where we will discover our African roots printed on vinyl. Rare and hybrid rhythms that will make you dance from head to toe.

Livestream at https://www.twitch.tv/sonoramadiscos

Presenters

Saturday July 25, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm EDT
Virtual

10:00pm EDT

To Be Divine:Drag Performance NIght
This evening of drag performance will present responses to conversations of divinity, religion, spirituality, relationships with the church, and a lack thereof from drag performers Irregular Girl, Lúc Ami, Abhijeet, Alex Jenny, Ryder Lickquor, and Cindy Nero with a DJ Set from Dion. This program is in support of DIVINE Art Book collecting similar narratives in print form.

To Be DIVINE: Drag Performance Night is hosted by Ry Douglas and Sebastian Olayo. They are a two-person collective facilitating conversations of divinity, religion, spirituality, relationships with the church, and a lack thereof from a critical queer, trans, BIPOC lens. This project aims to have more nuanced dialogue about religion and other spiritual practices.

This event will be livestreamed on Twitch- https://www.twitch.tv/divineartbook


Saturday July 25, 2020 10:00pm - Sunday July 26, 2020 12:00am EDT
Virtual

10:00pm EDT

Werk from Home Party
Featuring: Dez Andres (Detroit, Latin Soul-Funk-House) and a performance from Maimouna Yousef aka Mumu Fresh (Baltimore, Jazz-Rap).

WARNING  
Flashing lights and bright colors will be used during this event. Viewer discretion advised.

Presenters
avatar for Maimouna Youssef/ MUMU FRESH

Maimouna Youssef/ MUMU FRESH

Maimouna Youssef (also known as Mumu Fresh) is a GRAMMY-Nominated singer,MC, songwriter, activist and acclaimed Hip Hop artist who’s been called a “quadruplethreat” by The Roots’ Black Thought and “groundbreaking” by Oscar-winning artist,Common.
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Dez Andres

Dez is a Detroit based electronic music producer, DJ and drummer. Dez Andres has collaborated with artist like Slum Village and JDilla. 


Saturday July 25, 2020 10:00pm - Sunday July 26, 2020 1:00am EDT
Virtual
  AMC @ Night
 
Sunday, July 26
 

10:00am EDT

Healing and Harmony with Herbs

A brief overview of herbs that are useful to the body, mind, and spirit in times of stress, discord and trauma. Many plants are available to offer healing support through grief, are calming to the mind and soothing to spirit. Weather it is to give immediate relief, help with sleep, repair the adrenal glands, or nourish on a deep foundational level, find out about a few physical and energetic applications that may help us through these times.

Facilitated by Lottie Spady

Presenters
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Lottie Spady

Lottie Spady is a member of AMP Speakers Bureau.
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Healing By Choice!

HEALING BY CHOICE! IS A CIRCLE OF WOMEN AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE OF COLOR HEALTH AND HEALING PRACTITIONERS, BASED IN DETROIT. WE OFFER A RANGE OF HEALING MODALITIES FOR SELF AND COMMUNITY CARE FOR THE REDUCTION OF RACIAL HARM IN MIND, BODY, SPIRIT AND INSTITUTION.Healing by... Read More →



Sunday July 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Virtual

11:00am EDT

Language Justice and Beyond-Food & Herb Knowledge
Food & Herb Knowledge Share for Language Workers
For more info visit bit.ly/ljandfood

Language Justice and Beyond will be an opportunity to explore the expansive and visionary ways people are thinking about and practicing Language Justice.

Open sessions. Anyone interested in language justice and those who use language as their medium are invited (including but not limited to organizers, facilitators, educators, media makers, artists, coders, journalists, poets and more). Participants will leave with new tools and skills, inspiration and encouragement to continue building LJ practices in their communities.

For more info please contact ljandbeyond@gmail.com


Sunday July 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Virtual

11:00am EDT

Homegoings: Laying to Rest in Climate Collapse Part 2
This is a two day virtual event with external registration required.

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.

Part 2 is from 11am-2pm EST on Sunday, June 26th, and is open to all AMC attendees and Detroit residents, with QTTBIPoC (Queer, Trans, Two-Spirit, Black, Indigenous, People of Color) at the center. We invite you to bring plantcestors/gifts/altar offerings/herbal allies/benevolent ancestors/grief that seeks rest.

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

Sunday July 26, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Virtual

12:00pm EDT

From Dreams to Practice: Abolition in our lifetimes
What time is it on the clock of the world? This time of triple pandemics - of police violence, coronavirus, and of unprecedented economic crisis - is calling us to put our abolition dreams into practice. It is calling on us to divest once and for all - financially, ideologically, emotionally - from systems and structures of violence, and to invest in what will make it possible for our communities to survive current conditions - and those that are coming.

A nationwide uprising to #DefundthePolice, #AbolishICE, #DefendBlackLives and #BuildBlackFutures is opening portals into a future founded on genuine and sustainable security for all, a world free from the violence of surveillance, policing, punishment, and exile. How can we seize this moment to sharpen and advance our visions of abolition, radically reimagine and reinvest in safety, and build the skills, relationships and infrastructures we need to be architects of this new world? Join abolitionist dreamers, thinkers and practitioners for glimpses into a policing free future that is increasingly present.

Presenters
avatar for Miski Noor

Miski Noor

Miski Noor is the Co-Director of Training at Momentum, a civil resistance training program for radical organizers that focuses on how to build mass movements to scale. They are an organizer and writer based in Minneapolis, MN where they organize with Black Visions Collective, a power... Read More →
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Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty

Detroit Community Technology Project
Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty is a mother, author, poet and social justice organizer. She serves as Data Justice director for the Detroit Community Technology Project and co-leads Our Data Bodies. She is a facilitator with Detroit Equity Action Lab and a Digital Civil Society Lab fellow... Read More →
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Andrea Ritchie

In Our Names Network/Interrupting Criminalizatoin
avatar for Toni-Michelle Williams

Toni-Michelle Williams

Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative
Toni-Michelle Williams is an auto-theorist, performance artist, and executive director of Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative (SNAPCO). As a native of  Atlanta, Georgia, she is a celebrated community organizer in prison abolition/prison reform issues. She was instrumental in the... Read More →


Sunday July 26, 2020 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Virtual

2:30pm EDT

I’m Free Now, You Are Free

In 2018, Mike Africa Jr. successfully organized to have his parents—two formerly incarcerated political prisoners of the MOVE 9—released on parole after 40 years. In this session we will screen an excerpt (5 min) of the upcoming short documentary, I'm Free Now, You Are Free, about the reunion and repair between Mike Africa Jr and his mother Debbie Africa. After, we will discuss the role of political prisoners under this violent repressive state apparatus and the importance of organizing for their liberation.

Presenters
avatar for Ash Goh Hua

Ash Goh Hua

Common Notions
Ash Goh Hua is a filmmaker from Singapore, based in Brooklyn, NY. They create documentary and experimental-based work informed by the politics of abolition and autonomy.
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Mike Africa Jr

MOVE
Mike Africa Jr is a member of the MOVE Organization and son of Mike Africa Sr and Debbie Africa. As the son of revolutionary parents, Mike's mission is to carry the baton and further the message of John Africa and other freedom fighters by telling our stories.
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Johanna Fernandez

Campaign to Bring Mumia Home
Johanna Fernández is a native New Yorker, organizer for political prisoner liberation, and author of The Young Lords: A Radical History. She teaches 20th Century U.S. History, the history of social movements, the political economy of American cities, and African-American history... Read More →
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Arielle Knight

Arielle Knight is a documentary film producer primarily interested in the creation of work that makes visible that which has been rendered invisible or insignificant. As a producer, Arielle champions work that investigates the power of the recorded image to re-frame assumptions held... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

Divine Mirrors: Muslim Ritual Making to Queer our Futures

A workshop for QTBIPOC Muslims/of Muslim heritage to co-create rituals that conjure queer, life affirming/sustaining futures by exploring our experiences with Islam, collective ceremony, and magik.

Presenters
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Shenaaz Janmohamed

Queer Crescent: https://www.queercrescent.org/
Shenaaz is the founder/director of Queer Crescent and a founding collective member of Totally Radical Muslims. A healing practitioner of Shia Muslim South Asian ascent, Shenaaz is also a parent of a toddler, a licensed psychotherapist and cultural worker living on Ohlone Land (Oakland... Read More →
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Tala Khanmalek

Sailing for Social Justice
Tala Khanmalek is a queer Iranian femme of color living on Tongva territory in Long Beach, CA. She is an educator, writer, healer, sailor, and creator of Sailing for Social Justice, an AMP sponsored project.


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

2:30pm EDT

From Cultural Community Benefits to Culture Shift

We'll delve into stories and practices of people currently holding cultural space in Detroit + the global South. Participants will gain tools, connections + contribute to the room's collective genius.

Presenters
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Halima A Cassells

Free Market of Detroit
Halima Cassells is mom of three and an avid gardener with deep roots in Detroit. Cassells’ work is located at the intersection of interactive installation, visual art, and community building.
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Adriana Pavon

Founder, Mexico Cultura y Orgullo
Adriana Pavon is a designer, entrepreneur, and advocate for Indigenous rights. She works at the intersections of ethical sourcing, traditional aesthetics, and is building the infrastructure for solidarity commerce in pueblos in Oaxaca and Chiapas.
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Casey Defoe

Casey Defoe is a community organizer, practitioner of Indigenous agriculture, and culture bearer on the island of Waitikubuli, in the Eastern Caribbean. He also works as a revenue officer for the state.
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Takunda Mandendera

Tourists and Travelers, Mutare Zimbabwe
Takunda walks with ease through the mountains, city, and the rural countryside. He is a continually curious, self-taught anthropologist, who loves learning about different human cultures, traditions, and religions as he introduces visitors the magical natural beauty of Eastern Zimbabwe... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

From Values to Practice: Organizing Liberatory Arts Spaces

Led by The Root Slam, an Oakland poetry venue, this workshop is for the organizers—experienced and experimenting alike—looking to transform art spaces in our communities and, by extension, our world.

Presenters
avatar for Gabriel Cortez

Gabriel Cortez

Co-Founder, The Root Slam
Gabriel Cortez is a Black biracial poet, educator, and organizer of Panamanian descent. His work has appeared in The New York Times, National Public Radio, The Rumpus, and The Breakbeat Poets Anthology Volume 4. For more on Gabriel, visit GabrielMCortez.com
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Isabella Borgeson

The Root Slam
Isabella Borgeson is a queer, multiracial Filipina American writer and educator from Oakland. Isa's writing has appeared on CNN, the Inquirer, BOAAT Press, and more. Her commitment toward teaching poetry as a tool for resistance keeps her grounded in her communities across the Pacific... Read More →
avatar for Natasha Huey

Natasha Huey

Natasha Huey is a poet, teaching artist, and project manager. Natasha is currently an Artist Mentor at Performing Arts Workshop, co-founder of The Root Slam, and co-founder of the Write Home Project.


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

2:30pm EDT

Meditation and Stillness

Simple Strategies for managing Stress and Anxiety through Stillness, Meditation, and Acupressure.

Presenters
HB

Healing By Choice!

HEALING BY CHOICE! IS A CIRCLE OF WOMEN AND GENDER NON-CONFORMING PEOPLE OF COLOR HEALTH AND HEALING PRACTITIONERS, BASED IN DETROIT. WE OFFER A RANGE OF HEALING MODALITIES FOR SELF AND COMMUNITY CARE FOR THE REDUCTION OF RACIAL HARM IN MIND, BODY, SPIRIT AND INSTITUTION.Healing by... Read More →



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

2:30pm EDT

#KeepAleFree: A Reproductive Justice Story Through Cultural Organizing

Can social media set us free? In the case of Cultural Organizer Alejandra Pablos, yes! Learn more about the #KeepAleFree campaign, a national effort to build a pathway of protection from deportation.

This workshop will cover digital cultural organizing tools that disrupt narratives of criminalization and disposability and invite conversations of abolition. We believe changing the current culture of hyper incarceration and deportation will créate change for all!


Presenters
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Stephanie Castro

Stephanie Castro is a queer 1st generation daughter of immigrants, digital media storyteller, multi-medium creative, full-spectrum community doula & social justice organizer. Stephanie through radical acts of love is helping build a just world rooted in dignity & respect
avatar for Alejandra Pablos

Alejandra Pablos

Keep Ale Free Campaign
Alejandra Pablos is an immigrant, social justice organizer, activist & writer working at the intersection of immigration & reproductive justice. They focus on "community defense" education & advocacy by sharing her own story of accessing full repro healthcare while navigating the... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

Creating Portals: The Black Speculative Imagination

Black people are invited to use ritual and artmaking, journeying throughout their imagination to create and find liberation, while cultivating empowered community.

Presenters
avatar for Khalif Tahir Thompson

Khalif Tahir Thompson

Presenter, Black Art In America LLC.
Thompson, based in New York, has been making powerful work in his chosen styles of portraiture and figuration. Thompson's emotionally-rich works eloquently tell the stories of each of his subjects through insightful and personalized details. Thompson's work explores themes relating... Read More →
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Damali Abrams

York College
Damali Abrams is an interdisciplinary artist and reiki practitioner whose practice includes mixed media collage, performance art, and video. She is also an educator at York College in Jamaica, Queens. Her magical works cast spells and open portals into various forms of Black utop... Read More →
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Ola Ronke

The Free Black Women's Library - Creator/Director
Ola Ronke is an interdisciplinary artist who specializes in collage, printmaking, papermaking, and installation. She is also a set decorator, yoga teacher, and mom. In 2015, she founded TFBWL, through her work, she creates spaces and counternarratives for Black women and girls.


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

2:30pm EDT

Eat, Play, and Diggit Detroit!

Want to know how to make Fire with sunshine? How to grow food with rain? How to stick it to the man? Come to a virtual tour of our digs in Detroit and reimagine what yours can be!

Presenters
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En Sawyer Lee

En Sawyer is an artist, artisan, meditator, grower and practical philosopher., Taproot Sanctuary
En is a co-founder of Taproot Sanctuary, an urban retreat center and intentional community focused on living in right relationship with the earth and our neighbors in Detroit. Through this community we are exploring and experimenting how to live more interdependently.
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Halima A Cassells

Free Market of Detroit
Halima Cassells is mom of three and an avid gardener with deep roots in Detroit. Cassells’ work is located at the intersection of interactive installation, visual art, and community building.
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Antonio Cosme

SouthWest Grows
Antonio Cosme is an indigenous writer, public speaker, entrepreneur, educator, artist, bee keeper and farmer from Southwest, Detroit. His work has been dedicated to lecturing, writing, and acting in opposition to the neoliberal assault on Detroit and water.


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

2:30pm EDT

Self Publishing as a Political, Democratic and Generous Practice.

This session will dive into the different frameworks built into Co—Conspirator Press in order to platform authors, editors, printers, and designers, build community, and decolonize creative practices.

Presenters
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MJ Balvanera

Co—Conspirator Press
MJ Balvanera (pronouns: she/hers) is a graphic designer from Mexico City, living and working in Los Angeles, CA. As Creative Director to the WCCW, and CO—CO Press, MJ’s work focuses on the strong belief that there is power in visual communication to create social, political and... Read More →
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Meenadchi None

Trauma Informed Non-Violent Communication
Meenadchi (they/them) is a politicized healing practitioner and the author of Decolonizing Non-Violent Communication. Meenadchi’s DNVC practice lays the groundwork for a somatic approach to unpacking internalized oppression, divesting from shame, and finding radiance and care in... Read More →
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Lindsey Eichenberger

Co–Conspirator Press Project Manager, Women's Center for Creative Work
Lindsey (pronouns: she/hers) is a writer, zine-maker, and future high school history teacher who is always looking for fresh new ways to disrupt the “teacher as authority” paradigm. Lindsey is currently an Education MA candidate at CSU LA and lives in Los Angeles, where she is... Read More →
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Nicole Kelly

The Heart, Bitchface
Nicole Kelly (NK) (pronouns: she/hers) is a writer, radio producer, and programmer based in Los Angeles. She is currently a senior producer on The Heart, and the co-host & producer of bitchface, an independent audio project.


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

2:30pm EDT

Unelectable Live! Podcast

A podcast series from AirGo and Black Youth Project, connecting electoral politics & radical imagination. This episode is on feminism & gender-based violence, with Tawana Petty Siwatu-Salama Ra and Asha Ransby-Sporn.

Presenters
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Asha Ransby-Sporn

Asha is a Black, queer community organizer from the Chicago area. She is a founding member of BYP100 where she has served in local and national leadership. Asha started her organizing life as a student organizer in a group called Students Against Mass Incarceration where she helped... Read More →
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Siwatu Salama-Ra

Siwatu-Salama Ra is a mother and organizer who was born and raised in Detroit. She works for environmental justice, climate justice, and a world without pollution, prisons, or militarism. FreeSiwatu.org... Read More →
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Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty

Detroit Community Technology Project
Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty is a mother, author, poet and social justice organizer. She serves as Data Justice director for the Detroit Community Technology Project and co-leads Our Data Bodies. She is a facilitator with Detroit Equity Action Lab and a Digital Civil Society Lab fellow... Read More →
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Daniel Kisslinger

AirGo
Co-host, producer, & movement worker who creates dialogue-based media showcasing the stories, voices, and artworks of communities challenging power, reconfiguring public life, and reimagining our world. I'm the cohost of AirGo, a radio show and podcast showcasing Chicagoans reshaping... Read More →
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Damon Williams

AirGo Cohost & Co-Exec. Producer
Organizer, writer, host, and artist from the south side of Chicago. He is the cofounder of the #LetUsBreathe Collective, a grassroots alliance that operates the Breathing Room, a Black-led liberation space for arts, organizing, and healing on Chicago's South Side.Damon Williams is... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

Work for Me, DTE! Campaigning for Community Power

Our Detroit and Highland Park-based energy justice campaign centers Health, Affordability, and Community Solar in Michigan's energy debate, and is laying the groundwork for energy democracy.

Presenters
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Bridget Vial

Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition
Bridget Vial is the Energy Democracy Organizer with the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition. She helps hold down the Work for Me DTE! campaign, fighting for health, affordability, and community power in our energy system.
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Shimekia Nichols

Soulardarity
Shimekia Nichols is the Deputy Director for Soulardarity, an organization working to install solar street lights in Highland Park, and leading the effort in Michigan to build a just and equitable energy system for all. She is also the Work for Me DTE! Fellowship Coordinator and mother... Read More →
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America Yahya

Work for Me DTE
Detroit Genius recipient America is an undergraduate student studying Sociology and Anthropology at Wayne State University. America has been a community organizer for eight years, fighting for education justice, energy justice, and more. She is the Senior Fellow at the Work for Me... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

Bloody Sunday to Black Lives Matter: Sharing a Path to Justice

Tying our struggles together is not optional. Join activists from Detroit & Derry, Ireland, as we discuss our Civil Rights movements, campaigns against state violence, & envision our co-liberation.

Presenters
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Kate McCabe

Director, Éist
Kate McCabe is a writer and the director of Éist.
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Sandra Simmons

Hush House Detroit
Rev. Mama Sandra is an ordained Christian minister, educator, and co-founder of the Hush House Community Museum in Detroit. Charles Simmons is a journalist, educator, and co-founder of Hush House.
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Brian Dooley

Senior Advisor, Human Rights First
Brian Dooley is a human rights activist and academic, author of several books about Irish and US politics, including Black and Green: The Fight for Civil Rights in Northern Ireland and Black America.
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John Kelly

Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign/Museum of Free Derry
John Kelly’s brother Michael was murdered on Bloody Sunday. He was the chairman of the Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign and currently works at the Museum of Free Derry as its Education Officer.
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Jean Hegarty

Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign/Museum of Free Derry
Jean Hegarty is the sister of Kevin McElhinney, who was just 17-years-old when he was shot dead by British paratroopers on Bloody Sunday. Jean subsequently became involved in the Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign to clear her brother’s name. She works part-time at the Museum of Free... Read More →
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Robin Percival

Bloody Sunday Trust
The inaugural chair of the Bloody Sunday Trust, Robin worked for 30 years at the local further education college. He helped establish the Pat Finucane Centre in Derry and was active in the trade union movement.


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

2:30pm EDT

Caring for Each Other: Building a Community of Healer-Caregivers

Special Note from Session Facilitators:
"We are opening up 25 more spaces for this session SPECIFICALLY for PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES/CHRONIC ILLNESS. ASL will be provided. If you are not a person with disabilities/chronic illness, please de-select the session."


Disability, short/long term, is part of life. We'll all need care, or be asked to give care. Caregivers are among the most needed yet least valued. How do we build grassroots care/healing networks?

Presenters
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Erin Shawgo

Iyengar Yoga Detroit Collective
As a social worker and Iyengar Yoga teacher, Erin focuses on connection with self and community. She has supported people in mental health crisis professionally and personally and received community support herself. She believes in cultivating community awareness and skill to support... Read More →
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Baba Baxter Jones

Advocates for Baba Baxter, Collective for Disability Justice, Michigan Disability Caucus, ADAPT, Brain Injury Association of Michigan
Baba Baxter Jones is a survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury, and lifelong Detroiter. Baba's passions are Disability Justice, dismantling ableism, creating sustainable living environments, health/wellness, and the nurturing of future generations.
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Gwi-Seok Hong

Advocates for Baba Baxter, Collective for Disability Justice, Iyengar Yoga Detroit Collective
Hong-Gwi-Seok is a community-based teacher, gardener, DIY maker, writer, cook, caregiver, mother and grandmother, and Disability Justice activist Baba Baxter Jones’s primary caregiver. Gwi-Seok has cared for all ages and stages of life and is a Disability and Healing Justice activist... Read More →


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

2:30pm EDT

Dream-Mapping Adoption and Foster Care Abolition

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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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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
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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 →
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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 →
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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

2:30pm EDT

Surveillance-resistant organizing

Let's plan some actions that are resistant surveillance and infiltration! We'll have a short presentation on emergent strategy and security practices, but most of the time will be workshopping ideas.

Presenters
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Hector Dominguez

Hector has worked with indigenous and rural communities in Mexico on appropriate technology. Currently resides in Portland working on privacy and surveillance issues.
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Emi Kane

Emi Kane (she/her) spends her time thinking about and building media-based infrastructure to support grassroots organizing and educational projects. She also works on health and migration, reparations and redistributive justice, and education. Emi's on the Allied Media Projects Board... Read More →
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Judy Tuan

Judy (she/her) is an engineer and organizer. She founded Women Who Code's study groups, where she saw it's possible for a small group of organizers to make change despite overwhelming odds. She's also a founding member of Double Union, scifi lover, and learning to live with an invisible... Read More →
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Jen-Mei Wu

Power & Resilience Through Experiential Education
Jen-Mei (she/her), a founder of PaRTEE, which offers QTPOC-centered trainings for activists on skills like security and privacy to ham radio to making interactive visualizations. Formerly organizer w/ CJWP and a founder of POC & gender-diverse maker space Liberating Ourselves Loc... Read More →
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Gaba

The Tor Project
Gaba (she/her/they) works at the intersection of technology and human rights. She is organizing projects and managing teams at the Tor project, building tools for privacy and anti-censorship.


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

6:30pm EDT

Closing Ceremony
Cultivating the seeds for our collective harvest. The Closing Ceremony invites us to ask “what are we planting and what are we harvesting” as we continue our organizing beyond the conference. The Closing Ceremony will feature Toshi Reagon, singer, songwriter and creator of the Parable of the Sower Opera, based on the novel by Octavia E. Butler. It will include excerpts from the Parable opera, an interactive audio and video collage produced by Jessie Levandov, and a ritual/performance by Leah Penniman of Soul Fire Farm.

Presenters
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Toshi Reagon

Toshi Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music. Since first taking to the stage at 17, the versatile singer-songwriter-guitarist has moved audiences with her big-hearted, hold-nothing-back approach to rock, blues, R&B... Read More →
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Leah Penniman

Leah Penniman is a Black Kreyol farmer, author, mother, and food justice activist who has been tending the soil and organizing for an anti-racist food system for over 20 years. She currently serves as founding co-executive director of Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, New York, a people-of-color... Read More →


Sunday July 26, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Virtual
 
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