Welcome to the Allied Media Conference 2015! 
Saturday, June 20 • 9:00am - 10:30am
QTPOC Youth Healing Oppression through Storytelling

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QTPOC youth are often silenced by oppression, but through storytelling we can resist colonization and reclaim our communities. In this workshop, QTPOC youth will come together, share stories, and heal from the violence of oppression. Participants should come ready to explore their own life stories and the stories of their community through interactive dialogue. We will then share those stories through either video or photography.

avatar for Marcos D. Carrillo

Marcos D. Carrillo

Marcos is a community organizer from Southwest Detroit. Since high school, he has been active in supporting queer and trans youth, as well as immigrants and immigrant families in his local community, and across the region. In his free time, Marcos loves to play video games and cuddle... Read More →

Lance Hicks

Lance is a biracial/Black trans femme organizer, writer, and healer. These days, Lance works as social worker and therapist with queer and trans youth of color and trauma survivors. Lance loves dandelions, dogs, and hiding out in libraries., Detroit REPRESENT!
Lance is a mixed race trans organizer born and raised in Detroit. He started organizing when he was fifteen, but has been telling stories his whole life. Lance believes that oppressed people reclaiming their own stories is the most powerful kind of magic.

Emani Love

Ruth Ellis Center
Emani is a Detroit based Activist and community organizer.

Saturday June 20, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Art Education: Room 158
  Hands-on Workshop