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Welcome to the Allied Media Conference 2015! 
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Saturday, June 20 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Trans Media: A Platform for Change

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How do we create a storytelling platform that portrays the intersections of identities, communities, and cultures while centering the stories of marginalized communities? We will present a multi-pronged strategy for moving forward politics of representation in the transgender community and beyond. America in Transition will unveil a new web series focusing on unheard stories, discuss plans for an interactive multimedia map, and brainstorm stories that need to be told. Participants will learn from and contribute to this case study.

Presenters
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André Pérez

Founder/ Director, Transgender Oral History Project
André founded the Trans Oral History Project in 2007. He's since created numerous multimedia historical exhibits, installations, and curriculum about trans community. Since 2012, he's recorded over 500 interviews at StoryCorps, broadcasting 50 segments on NPR and WBEZ. He is currently working on America in Transition, a web series and interactive doc that explores what social change really looks like from the perspective of trans people of color... Read More →
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Melvin Whitehead

Black Trans Man Inc. and Joliet Community College
Melvin is a librarian and educator who speaks publicly on race, gender identity, and diversity. He works to improve campus climate for community college students by developing the Safe Zone Ally program, advising an LGBTQ+ student group, spearheading a speakers bureau, and facilitating workshops.


Saturday June 20, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
State Hall: Room 128