Amc2017 Opening Ceremony

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Allied Media Conference says
The AMC2017 Opening Ceremony is free and open to the general public.

For all access to the 19th Annual Allied Media Conference, click the "Tickets Available" link above to register.

“If there was ever a time to activate our organizer super powers, this is it” wrote Alicia Garza, one week after the 2017 inauguration, in a Mic article titled “Our cynicism will not build a movement. Collaboration will.” As we gather in Detroit for the 19th annual Allied Media Conference, we are recharging our trusted super powers and synthesizing new ones. We are drawing power from movement histories and ancestral technologies. We are laying mesh networks between movements, issues, and identities. We are learning our way into emergent strategies, trusting uncertainty and seeing the large-scale implications of our smallest-scale relationships.

The AMC2017 Opening Ceremony will reflect all of this. Alicia Garza of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter will give a keynote, sharing her perspectives on the power of media, art, and technology in our movements today.

Scott Kurashige, author of "The Fifty Year Rebellion", will ground the work of AMC in the context of Detroit as an international model for survival, resistance, and solidarity.

Mona Haydar, Syrian-American Flint native, will perform her viral hit “Hijabi” live for the first time alongside Al Taw’am, the twin sisters and choreographers featured in the “Hijabi” video.

The Opening Ceremony will also feature Kristy la rAt (co-founder of DJ collectives Maracuyeah and Anthology of Booty), and will be co-hosted by adrienne maree brown, author of Emergent Strategy and co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements.

The Opening Ceremony is produced by Tunde Olaniran.

Presenters include:
Alicia Garza
Kristy la rAt
Sacramento Knoxx
Scott Kurashige
adrienne maree brown
Mona Haydar
Al Ta’wam
Jenny Lee
Morgan Willis
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