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Friday, June 19 • 5:45pm - 7:15pm
AMC Opening Ceremony

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The AMC2015 Opening Ceremony will ground us in an experience of media that is both traditional and futuristic, that is a process of grieving and healing, that is all the ways we communicate with the world. We will learn how media is being used across our network of networks to Wage Love – in Detroit, where the late activist Charity Hicks, first issued the call to Wage Love for a just water system – and rippling out across the tracks, practice spaces, and network gatherings of AMC2015.  We will highlight the genius and vision behind the call of Black Lives Matter that has resounded over the past year, with an emphasis on the creativity and communication arts we need to end anti-black racism within individuals, communities, and systems of power. We will close with a dance performance to celebrate our convergence in this place at this particular moment in history to build a more just, creative, and collaborative world.  

Presenters: DJ IZLA, VJ CaliXta, Ryan Dennison, Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty, Patrisse Cullors, Brinae Ali and Destination Forever: Black Matter Vol. 2, Jenny Lee and Morgan Willis.  

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CaliXta DJs and VJs as an independent freelancer and as part of the Chicago’s CumbiaSazo and dále shine crews. Originally from Chicago, caliXta co-founded dále shine to explore & spin a wide variety of digital music, integrate visuals into music, and work to create a scene for ‘cyber ritmos’ in various local scenes. Her philosophy is to create and bridge spaces through an audio-visual experience... Read More →
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La Joteria, AZUCAR
IZLA (Ivette Alé) is the founder of La Joteria and Brooklyn's original queer global bass party AZUCAR. For the last four years IZLA has been creating space for queer people of color that is sonically diverse and unapologetically political. Her #TROPIKVNT sound is a representation of global QTPOC, blending Digital Cumbia, Hard Dembow, Zouk Bass and Reggaeton with Vogue, Jersey Club, House, Techno and R&B. Her cosmic dance floor has... Read More →
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Brinae Ali

Alexandria “Brinae Ali” Bradley has an interdisciplinary approach in using the power of the arts to uplift and inspire the human spirit. Through heredity and the mentorship of her father Alfred Bruce Bradley, Ted Levy, Mable Lee, Dianne Walker, and others, Bradley has been studying performing arts through music, dance, and theater since the age of 3 years. Currently she serves as a board member and program director for Red Ink Flint Local... Read More →
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Patrisse Cullors

Patrisse Cullors is an artist, organizer and freedom fighter living and working in Los Angeles. As founder of Dignity and Power Now and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter, she has worked tirelessly promoting law enforcement accountability across the nation. Dignity and Power Now is dedicated to protecting incarcerated people and their families in Los Angeles. As executive director, Ms. Cullors has undertaken several projects ranging from the... Read More →
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Ryan Dennison

Ryan Dennison is a Diné (Navajo) musician and artist from Gallup, NM. Through creating compositions and instruments, he shares his social and political soundscape, which is a vision of the future he sees in our environment and community. It’s based on experiential knowledge passed down from Diné traditions his Grandmother, mother and family have taught. He wishes to continue and up hold traditional values to... Read More →
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Jenny Lee

Executive Director, Allied Media Projects
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Tawana Petty

Tawana Petty is a mother, award winning activist, social justice organizer, poet and author. She is the past recipient of the Spirit of Detroit Award, Woman of Substance Award, Women Creating Caring Communities Award, and was recognized as one of Who’s Who in Black Detroit in 2013 and 2015. Tawana is committed to social justice and youth advocacy, and is heavily engaged in transformative visionary organizing on the ground in Detroit. She is... Read More →
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Morgan Mo Willis

Program Director, Allied Media Conference
Please email amc@alliedmedia.org with questions.

Friday June 19, 2015 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Community Arts Auditorium
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