Welcome to the Allied Media Conference 2015! 
Thursday, June 18 • 10:00am - 5:00pm
Igniting a Model Minority Mutiny Network Gathering

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The past year has seen an explosion in racial justice organizing in the U.S. as Black-led movements against police violence and racism have catalyzed communities in Ferguson and beyond. But where do Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities fit into the movement for racial justice? Following the murder of Michael Brown, activist Soya Jung called for a “Model Minority Mutiny,” inviting AAPI communities to examine how the model minority myth has been used to further the brutalization of Black and Brown communities. This network gathering is an opportunity for those with class, skin-color, or gender privilege to examine our complicity and acknowledge the marginalization of AAPI people who are the most vulnerable to state violence. We will explore what it means to be part of North American AAPI diasporas and the histories and realities facing our communities. We will share strategies and praxis around meaningful allyship between AAPI diasporas and other communities of color, particularly Black communities. We will deepen our understanding of our shared and varied heritage of resistance against and complicity in white supremacy and anti-blackness. We’ll also make a zine together! This is a closed network gathering for AAPI-identified organizers, artists, and media-makers.

Thursday June 18, 2015 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Cass Corridor Commons: McAllister
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