Welcome to the Allied Media Conference 2015! 
Friday, June 19 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
DET X JXN: New Afrikas in America

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There are deep ancestral and political connections between the "birth of the civil rights movement" in Jackson, MS and the birth of the "Black Mecca" and justice frameworks and movements in Detroit, MI.
This session will explore the deep connections, past legacies, present circumstances, and futuristic solutions in Detroit and Jackson. We will draw connections that uplift our ancestral, spiritual, and political interconnectedness. Participants will walk away with clear ways to foster cultural connectivity across these two cities.


William Copeland

EMEAC, Detroit Recordings Company
Will See is an MC, environmental justice activist, and educator from Detroit. He works for East Michigan Environmental Action Council as Climate Justice Director. He was a member of the US-Canada Free Palestine Delegation for Joint Struggle and local organizer for 2015 Word & World... Read More →

Bryce Detroit

founder, Detroit Recordings Company
BRYCE DETROIT is the afrofuturist music producer, pioneer of entertainment justice, and critically-acclaimed storyteller. He grows communities and new economies as president of Detroit Recordings Company, member of Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition, and Director of Culture for Center... Read More →

Noel Didla

Matti Collective, Cooperation Jackson
Noel teaches freshmen at Jackson State University in MS. She believes in humanizing/radicalizing/democratizing learning processes. Her philosophy is rooted in her Dalit feminism, Friere's pedagogical approach & Baker's vision. As a Dalit woman, she believes in sharing my culture... Read More →

Carlton Turner

Carlton Turner is Executive Director of Alternate ROOTS, a regional non-profit art organization supporting southern artists working at the intersection of arts & social justice. He is also co-founder and co-artistic director of M.U.G.A.B.E.E. (Men Under Guidance Acting Before Early... Read More →

Friday June 19, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
McGregor: Room F/G