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Friday, June 19
 

8:00am

TQPOC Yoga
Join us for an early morning yoga session for all TQPOC bodies and abilities!

Presenters

Friday June 19, 2015 8:00am - 8:45am
Community Arts Auditorium

12:45pm

Bodywerq: Yoga as a Tool for Liberation for QTPOC
Bodywerq is a project that promotes discussions around the power of yoga as a movement practice and healing art in QTPOC communities. Folks will share their experiences with yoga as a healing practice but also consider issues of accessibility and barriers to participation. We will share a critical analysis of cultural appropriation in how we develop strategies on how to use this practice as a tool for both spiritual and political liberation.

Presenters

Friday June 19, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Education Building: Room 189

12:45pm

Detroit Co-operates
Do you want to find out more about co-operatives and community-based business in Detroit? In this session, led by the Center for Community Based Enterprise, we will explore collectives, commons, co-ops, worker ownership, and all sorts of ingenious ways that Detroiters are organizing for triple bottom line success. We will listen and share in creating the new economy of Detroit. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of community-based enterprises and resources for starting their own.

Presenters
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Halima Cassells

artist, lifelong Detroiter, continual learner, Oakland Ave Artists Coalition
Outreach Coordinator, Center for Community-Based Enterprise; OAAC; ONE Mile; Incite Focus; North End Soup; Free Market of Detroit
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Michael Friedman

Center for Community Based Enterprise (C2BE)
Founding member and board president of C2BE.


Friday June 19, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 131

12:45pm

Development Director and Coordinator Skillshare
Calling all grassroots development folks! Are you interested in sharing skills, challenges and strategies with others across movements? If so, this roundtable discussion is for you! Join us for a strategic meeting of grassroots development managers,coordinators/directors whose daily work focuses on developing and implementing fundraising strategies for their organizations and collectives.

Presenters
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Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz

The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz is the Vice President of Programs and Development for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. She has worked in several movements for social justice with a particular emphasis on building grassroots political power across movements, issues, identities and... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 128

12:45pm

Femmes @ Work: Femme Wisdom & Tales from the Workplace
During this QTFOC-only lunchtime caucus, femmes will share lunch and life experiences related to their working lives. We will explore the intersections of QTFOC identity and race, class, respectability politics and capitalist structural stressors in the workplace. In small groups, we will share our experiences and explore strategies for increased strength and resilience in the workplace. Participants will walk away galvanized with the experiences, perspectives, and survival strategies of fellow femmes.

Presenters
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Shalia Stockstill

Femme4Femme Track
Shalia Stockstill is a queer black femme passionate about creating QTFOC spaces to celebrate and honor our intersections and individualities, building the collective platform for a futureworld of our design. She is one of the coordinators of the first Femme-centered track at #AMC... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Education Building: Room 204

12:45pm

Lunch Love: Parents & Caregivers of Children
How do we raise children to be architects of a new world while we are still in this one? This caucus is a space for parents and caregivers of children to share experiences and ideas about childcare and child rearing. Potential parents welcome! There will be a loose agenda to accommodate topic-based, small group discussions. Parents and caregivers will leave feeling validated, challenged and supported by a new network of friends. Vegan lunch with gluten-free options will be provided as well as lunchtime childcare.

Presenters
avatar for Robin Markle

Robin Markle

Robin Markle is an artist, organizer and revolutionary witch practicing their crafts in West Philadelphia. They often collaborate with local organizations on art pieces to aid in the group`s political work, namely Decarcerate PA and the Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration. When they`re not in a meeting, Robin can be found cooking up a scheme, a spell or a meal and selling queer altar candles at FlamingIdols.com., Philly Childcare Collective
Robin Markle is an artist, organizer and revolutionary witch practicing their crafts in West Philadelphia. They are a coordinator of the Philly Childcare Collective, a member of Decarcerate PA, and an instigator in their housing co-op, the Life Center Association. When they're not... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 213

12:45pm

Phantasmagorical Freaklady Experience
Freakladys are gender neutral, extraordinary creatures that are exploding through the norms of society. Freakladys have the power to create change because we see the world in all its forms. This youth-led session will be a blast-from-the-familiar-past for some, and a time-travel-dream-come-true for others. We will explore our Freaklady history, self-empowerment and intergenerational communication. Participants will walk away with a feeling of remembrance for what fuels their fire as a revolutionary educator, activist, or supporter.

Presenters
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Emyluz Almodovar-Ortiz

Art Factory
Emyluz is a 18 year old visual artist that like to explore different many different forms of art such as manga style drawing, Photoshop, etc. After attending Art Factory, she is still a shy awkward girl but now she is a youth leader who fights against the stereotypes and boundaries... Read More →
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Kristine Keen

Norris Square Neighborhood Project's Art Factory
Kristine is a youth artist who is the director of the Art Factory. Once a participant of many youth programs, she is now using her knowledge of political education, self empowerment, public speaking and visual art to help mold herself and her fellow peers as the next generation of... Read More →
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Zamier Parker

Art Factory
Zamier is 18 year old soul filled artist. His main passion is beat making but he is skilled in many different art forms. His love for finding the truth with emotional and self responsibility help him to truly understand the importance of life, goals, and the ways of all beautiful... Read More →
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Isaiah Price

Art Factory
Isaiah price is a 18 year old talented visual artist. He is currently a active youth leader at the Art Factory where he helps with political education and basic drawing skills. Isaiah is also a senior in high school with hopes of attending University of the Arts to take up animat... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 208

12:45pm

Real Rad Care: A Podcast on Intersectional Self-care
Do you feel the need for a space dedicated to real self-care? To talk about things like skincare when transitioning, racism and eyelids, hirsutism-friendly make-up, sexual enjoyment for bodies of different abilities? We can make it together – in the shape of a podcast! Let’s meet and brainstorm about everything and everyone we want to see featured in it. The work done during the session will inform the upcoming episodes of the podcast, which will help us learn from each other about how to love ourselves.

Presenters

Friday June 19, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 214

12:45pm

Spreading the Good, Thick Word: Online and at the Table
Where have all the fat bodies gone? We created a community to explore the intersections of the 3 F’s – food, fat and feminism – while breaking down stigma around fat bodies. At this luncheon we will utilize the knowledge and experience we have gained to generate interactive discussion on breaking down stigma directed at abundant bodies and their relationship with food through visibility and community building.

Presenters
avatar for Yuli Scheidt

Yuli Scheidt

Yuli is a Visual Communications Artist passionate about community, code and coffee. When not taking photos or archiving the whole world, she can be found on and offline advocating for women in tech. Yuli is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Fat Girl Food Squad.
avatar for Ama Scriver

Ama Scriver

Ama is a ardent storyteller who advocates for all things food, feminism, & body positivity. She is the co-founder and HBIC of Fat Girl Food Squad and in her spare time she freelances for Paste Magazine, SheKnows and BizBash. She loves all things hip-hop, drag & pizza.


Friday June 19, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Education Building: Room 300

12:45pm

Yonce Taught Me
In the time of Beyoncé, much of what we learn about Black femininity comes from outside of the Black femm[inine] community. How can we use our collective superpowers to re-construct a flawless feminism that centers Black culture? In this workshop we will develop strategies for interrupting transphobic and anti-black representations of Black femininity as well as build a stronger network of Black cis femmes in solidarity with our Black trans femm[inine] family.

Presenters
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Che J Long

Femmes are from the Future
Che J. Long is a Queer Black Femme, and Beyonce lover. As the former program coordinator of the Safe Outside the System Collective of the Audre Lorde Project and member of the Solutions Not Punishment Coalition, Che develops political education and campaign strategies for safety and... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 137

7:30pm

Queering Sobriety: Radical Self-Care & Liberation
Queer and trans folks have limited access to inclusive resources, yet we know that recovering from addiction is a critical act of self-preservation. In this session we will share our experiences with various treatment options that helped or hindered our process of getting clean. We will talk about rehab,12-step programs, and coming out as addicts. We will explore strategies for creating queer community without drugs/alcohol, and tools for navigating an intolerant recovery landscape. Come to connect with a new network of sober friends. Free vegan food will be served from Shangri-La. 

Presenters
avatar for Emily Kearns

Emily Kearns

American Indian Health and Family Services
I am a queer and sober person living in Detroit. I used to be a midwife and now I work in a maternal/infant home visiting program. I would be happy talking to people about birth work, reproductive justice, plant medicines, anti-racist midwifery practice, queer and trans fertility... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Towers Dorms Lounge Tower's Dorm Lobby

7:30pm

Serving the Dying: Radical Death Workers Meetup
This is a roundtable discussion for hospice nurses, end-of-life doulas, grief counselors, and all who serve the dying. We will meet one another and share resources, insights, and visions for the future. What changes do you want to see in the coming decade that will allow more people to actually experience a peaceful death? What are some of the ways you connect your work to intersecting forms of social justice? How can we better support our clients, communities and each other through grief in order to move toward collective healing? This meetup will take place at Seva [Location: 66 E Forest Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 | (313) 974-6661]

Presenters
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iele paloumpis

Independent End of Life Doula
As a disabled, trans, queer survivor from a working class background, iele paloumpis empathizes across multiple axes of oppression and brings this awareness to their work as an intuitive healer, teacher, dance artist, and end of life doula. For more information, visit www.ielepal... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Seva 66 E Forest Ave
 
Saturday, June 20
 

8:00am

TQPOC Yoga
Join us for an early morning yoga session for all tqpoc bodies and abilities. 

Presenters

Saturday June 20, 2015 8:00am - 8:45am
Community Arts Auditorium

12:45pm

Buddhism and Social Justice: Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Meet with the co-directors and members of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF), a national organization exploring the intersections of Buddhism, mindfulness, and social justice. We will share examples of radical Buddhist direct action in issues of police brutality and environmental justice. Participants will have an opportunity to get to know each other and share our political interests and practice histories. We will also dream big together about how Buddhists, meditators, and mindfulness practitioners can contribute to collective liberation.

Presenters
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Dawn Haney

Human Impact Partners, Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Dawn Haney brings together passions for social justice, health equity, and good nonprofit management as Operations Director at Human Impact Partners. Since earning a Master’s in Health Promotion & Behavior, she’s been organizing for justice with spiritual activists and trauma... Read More →
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Katie Loncke

Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Perhaps you, like Katie Loncke, are sick of the neoliberal co-opting of mindfulness, and the racist appropriation of Asian / Buddhist aesthetics to make commodities seem more "spiritual." As a BPF Co-Director, Katie loves meeting others who want to use spiritual practice to support... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 214

12:45pm

Getting to Know the Free Minds, Free People Conference
Free Minds Free People (FMFP) is a gathering that brings teachers, community activists, researchers, youth and parents together from across the country to build a movement promoting education as a tool for liberation. This year FMFP will take place in Oakland, CA from July 9-12, 2015. Come hang out and break bread with us to learn more about who we are as a national network and how FMFP might be a place of possibility for you and your organization.

Presenters
avatar for Nate Mullen

Nate Mullen

Nathaniel Mullen is the director of Detroit Future Schools (DFS), a sponsored project of AMP. He joined the AMP team in 2011, as part of the founding team of DFS. Nate’s work thrives at the intersection of art, education and people. For eight years, Nate has worked in classrooms, leading student media investigations which have included everything from stop motion videos about Newton`s Laws to infographics on the complexities of global economics. He has a B.F.A. from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Detroit Public Schools. Lastly, Nate is a lover of bad jokes, cheesy graphics and Krista Tippett., People In Education
Nathaniel Mullen is the director of People in Education (formerly Detroit Future Schools), a sponsored project of Allied Media Projects (AMP). He joined the AMP team in 2011, as part of the founding team of Detroit Future School. Nate’s work thrives at the intersection of art, education... Read More →
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Thomas Nikundiwe

Thomas Nikundiwe is the director of the Education for Liberation Network. He identifies as a father, educator, and organizer. Over the years, Thomas has taught high school math, served as Peace Corps Volunteer, was a youth organizer with the Baltimore Algebra Project, and studied youth and community organizing at Harvard. Thomas now lives in Detroit with his partner, Carla, and two sons, Izaac and Akenna., Education for Liberation Network
Thomas Nikundiwe is a father to two sons, has lived on three continents, and identifies as a math teacher, youth organizer, and researcher. He is currently the director of the Education for Liberation Network, an organization that serves as a connector, host, and facilitator for... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Education Building: Room 204

12:45pm

Groundswell Movement Building Lunch Meetup
The Groundswell Network’s mission is to provide mutual support, training, and resources in the practice of applied, community-based oral history for social justice. This meet-up is organized to build community among oral historians, organizers, storytellers, documentarians and media-makers for movement building by providing space for people to informally share their work, socialize, and build connections. We welcome beginners, experts, and everyone interested. Bring your lunch!

Presenters
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Amaka Okechukwu

Groundswell: Oral History for Social Change
Amaka Okechukwu is a scholar-activist based in Brooklyn, NY. Her scholarly and teaching interests include social movements, Black politics, intersectionality, and public humanities. She has engaged in community-based work with Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Brooklyn Movement Center... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 208

12:45pm

Healing Through Comedy in Daily Life
What happens when we acknowledge comedy as a serious endeavor towards daily healing? This will be a performative presentation that prompts idea generation from the audience. Comedic styles will focus on humor in opposition to masculine/capitalist forms that dominate the field (like stand-up). We will present oppositional forms of humor as well as generate ideas for enacting your own humor through a series of comedic videos from our two presenters.

Presenters
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Molly Berkson

3rd Language
Molly Berkson is a Chicago-based artist and student from Evanston, Illinois. Her work explores fantasy, utopia, remembering, and useful anger. She investigates identity through a multi-layered practice, employing underground media and subversive uses of craft practices.
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Emily Schulert

3rd Language
Emily is a queer, feminist artist working and living in Chicago. She is interested in exploring fiber and material, animation and community building.


Saturday June 20, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 131

12:45pm

Reproductive Justice Lunch Meetup
Want to connect with others who work, organize, agitate, and have an interest in reproductive justice? This meetup will build on the BraveSpace ReproJustice Network Gathering but is open to all who dream of a world that honors reproductive justice, sexual freedom, and human rights. Participants will have the opportunity to network with others and share campaigns or ideas they are working on back home.

Presenters

Saturday June 20, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 213

12:45pm

Self-care and Community Support
Do you work with youth, activists, or students in a social justice setting? How do you provide community support (physical, emotional, spiritual) during times of crisis? How do you maintain boundaries for your emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being? We will share techniques to support people during challenging times using hands-on activities such as movement, meditation, ritual, herbalism, and healing practices. This is a space for caretakers and healers to reflect and share practices of community support and balance.

Presenters
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Maribel Gomez

UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center
Maribel is the Assistant Director for Education at the UC San Diego LGBT Resource Center. She is a community educator, designer, and community cook. She is a Queer Xicana femme whose work focuses on decolonial food justice and ancestral healing.
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Karla Zabaleta

UC Davis Women’s Resources and Research Center
Karla is the Program Coordinator at the UC Davis Women’s Resources and Research Center. She is also a graduate student at the Multicultural Education program at Sacramento State University.


Saturday June 20, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Education Building: Room 189

12:45pm

Talking Medicine, Love, and Revolution
Healers, healthcare providers, and activists come together to eat and share strategies about resisting the medical industrial complex and self care.

Presenters

Saturday June 20, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 128

12:45pm

The Bad Girls Club
What does it mean to be a "bad girl"? What is "bad" femininity? And how can this badness be reclaimed and reveled in? The Bad Girls Club unpacks contemporary media representations of femininity and legacies of the dehumanization of black feminine bodies within visual culture. This is a meet-up for self-identified femme bad girls. This discussion will be prompted by a performative powerpoint lecture that traces histories of representation.

Presenters
avatar for Amina Ross

Amina Ross

Amina Ross is a transdisciplinary Chicago-based artist. Through visual abstraction she creates palatable tensions of repulsion and seduction. The conceptions of black visuality and the sexualized image are combined through a blending of image, writing, performance, curatorial and... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Art Education: Room 156

12:45pm

The Birth: Creating a New Independent Media in Spanish
The emergence of Latino movements in the U.S. has revealed the lack of Spanish media that reflects this work. There are an increasing number of organizations seeking to improve the lives of people in their communities and denounce the abuses of the political, judicial, and police powers. Within the Latino community a need also exists to continue communication with our home countries. In this meetup we will share experiences and strategies for the creation of new independent media that reflects the realities of Latino communities in the U.S.

Presenters
avatar for Glenda Rosado

Glenda Rosado

Editor, DeMujer-es.com
Glenda Rosado is a journalist based in Miami and born and raised in Puerto Rico. She collaborated with the environmental magazine Atabey, and worked for Telemundo and PODER as an intern. She is also a former Democracy Now! en Español's intern and edits her own independent website... Read More →
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Igor Moreno Unanua

Democracy Now! en Español, Los Sin Nombre NY
Igor Moreno is a Spanish journalist based in NYC. His career began as a TV reporter in Barcelona. Currently he is part of the Democracy Now! en Español's team, and he is a freelance photographer and reporter. He is interested in International Relations, Civil Right history, and Mass... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 137

12:45pm

Yoni Ki Baat: Gifting Stories of South Asian Womanhood
Are you a South Asian woman at AMC? Come join us at our special Yoni Ki Baat meet-up to get to know each other and learn about how we can share your stories at YKB! Since 2003 Yoni Ki Baat has gathered South Asian women together across the U.S. and the world as writers, performers, producers, and audiences to tell our stories about race, gender, sexuality, the body, and anything else that's important to us. Come to our meet-up to share your stories and learn how to plug into the national YKB community as a writer, performer, or producer. This meetup is for self-identified women of South Asian descent or origin only.

Presenters
avatar for Creatrix Tiara

Creatrix Tiara

Creative producer, writer, artist, media-maker, Creatrix Tiara
Creatrix Tiara works with creative arts & media productions, community cultural development, and education to explore ideas around community, identity, liminality, belonging, and social justice.


Saturday June 20, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Art Education: Room 158

6:00pm

A Feast for Ghosts: Reimagining Grief
How have you been fed by your experience of loss? How can we shift our understanding of loss from something being taken from us, to something opening within us? We will recognize and celebrate the ways we embody and radiate the energy of our lost ones through our art, activism, family-making and more. Participants will be guided through creative exercises and supported in connecting with the echoes vibrating around us. Folks will leave with new connections and gathered wisdom from the group. This session centers queer and trans spectrum folks; BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour); and sick and/or disabled folks. 

Presenters
avatar for Kay Ulanday Barrett

Kay Ulanday Barrett

Kay Ulanday Barrett is a poet, performer, and educator, navigating life as a disabled pilipinx amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter. When The Chant Comes (Topside Heliotrope 2016) is their first collection. K. has been invited to The White... Read More →
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Mel G Campbell

mel g campbell is a queer, black, chronically ill, poet, performer, educator and occasional femme. a VONA alum and the Tangled Art+Disability Artist in Residence, mgc regularly explores themes of resilience, trauma, and intersectionality. mel is passionate about interdependence... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
State Hall: Room 128

6:00pm

Bromance: Sex in the Bois Room
This interactive dinner caucus will provide a safe space for queer and trans men of color and masculine-of-center women of color, who love other masculine folk. Through guided discussion we will explore the concepts of sexual liberation, gender sovereignty, internalized homo/transphobia, misogyny, desire, and image. Participants will have the opportunity to share personal experiences, ask questions, and express desire in a closed and confidential space.


Saturday June 20, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
State Hall: Room 219

6:00pm

Disabled Femmes Meet-up
Disabled femmes are often missing from out discussions of social justice and movement building spaces. Disability justice is often not addressed in spaces for femmes. This meet up is specifically for disabled femmes to connect and talk about our experiences as both being disabled and femme. We create space for ourselves to support each other and create media that reflects our experiences.

Presenters
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Noreen Khimji

Noreen is a queer and dfab trans South Asian disabled femme community organizer, artist, healer, and visionary living in Texas. They are a co-founder of the Cicada Collective.


Saturday June 20, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
State Hall: Room 131

6:00pm

Educating for Insurgency: A Convo for Educators
We are working in an educational system that never intended for students of color to succeed. In this context, how do radical educators hold on to our critical hope for an education for liberation? Can we prepare our students to be problem-solvers and agents of change within the current framework of school? This will be a chance for educators to share strategies, heartbreaks, questions, analysis and support. Get energized to defend our classrooms, students, and selves and to make real progress on our visions.

Presenters
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Hanako Franz

Teacher Action Group Philadelphia
Hanako Franz is a fiercely femme radical educator of color in Philadelphia. She is a founding member of Teacher Action Group Philly and in her fourth year teaching 9th graders. She also co-sponsors her school’s Gay-Straight Alliance, working hard to queer up her very straight s... Read More →


Saturday June 20, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
State Hall: Room 214

6:00pm

Sobriety and Sunshine: Building Substance Free Spaces
Many of us come from communities of color that are heavily targeted for substance consumption and abuse. Sometimes the main gathering place for our community is an institution were sobriety is unwelcome. Gay bars are such an example. This is a gathering for any folks who identify as sober. The dinner will be an opportunity for open discussion about the reality of radical sober living.

Presenters
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Jason Feidler

Rad Body Arts
Jason is an awesome queer of many talents. A bike mechanic holding it down with the youth run shop called South West Rides. Jason is also a radical music maker and you can find them rockin out with SocialWerq.
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Sicily McRaven

Radically Art Infused Detroit
Sicily is an artist living in Detroit spreading the good news of radical consent


Saturday June 20, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Towers Dorms Lounge Tower's Dorm Lobby

6:00pm

Transformative Media Organizing: Building Our Case
Global Action Project, Research Action Design and the Transformative Media Organizing Project will be hosting a dinner caucus focusing on the potential of transformative media organizing for movement building. Using the findings from both the National Field Scan on Youth Organizing and Media and Out for Change: the Transformative Media Organizing Survey we will delve deeper into strategies for uplifting and leveraging this work in our communities. RSVP required.

Presenters
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Teresa Basilio

Global Action Project
Teresa is Co-Executive Director at Global Action Project in NYC. GAP works with young people most affected by injustice to build the knowledge, tools, and relationships needed to create media for community power, cultural expression, and political change


Saturday June 20, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
State Hall: Room 137

6:00pm

Women, LGBTQ and POCs in the Web
Web design, development and production has become a necessary tool in our political/solidarity work and actions spanning continents. However, the voices of QTPOC and women continue to be marginalized and underrepresented in conversations about web creators/designers/developers. How do we change this? Join us as we create a plan to build our network and talk about what community, self-care, solidarity, and liberation look like for QTPOCs and women in the web world. We will work towards building solidarity and sisterhood across the nation.

Presenters
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Nasma Ahmed

Freelancer
Nasma is a freelance web developer and community organizer based in Toronto. She is interested in non-profit technology and supporting community organizing with technology. She is an avid reader and consumer of all things films.


Saturday June 20, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
State Hall: Room 208
 
Sunday, June 21
 

11:45am

'Treasure' Film Screening and Healing Circle Part 2
During this healing circle we will skillshare around coping with traumatic loss from murder and violence, keeping a specific focus on trans*/gender nonconforming POC. We will share practices of different rituals and healing processes. We will envision ways to break isolation and convene locally on a consistent basis.

Presenters
DH

dream hampton

Dream Hampton, is a filmmaker and writer from Detroit.
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Emani Love

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

Complex Movements/Emergence Media
ill weaver/invincible lives in Detroit. They are a member of Complex Movements and Emergence Media.


Sunday June 21, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
McGregor: Room F/G

11:45am

AMP Sponsored Projects: Shared Services for Our Network
Creating a more just, creative, and collaborative world is a big job. Allied Media Projects wants to make the work a bit easier. Through our Sponsored Projects program, we offer a range of shared services to social justice art, media, and technology projects. AMP provides fiscal sponsorship and financial management. We consult on project planning, management, and evaluation. We support your fundraising and communications strategy. Come learn more about the services we offer and how to become an AMP Sponsored Project.

Presenters
avatar for Jenny Lee

Jenny Lee

Executive Director, Allied Media Projects
Jenny Lee is the executive director of Allied Media Projects, where she has worked in various capacities since 2006. Over this period she has led the healthy growth and evolution of the organization through facilitative leadership, innovative program design, and network cultivation... Read More →


Sunday June 21, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
State Hall: Room 137

11:45am

Building a Resilient, Equitable and Just Food Economy
How can we create a resilient, sustainable, local economy that we love to live and work in? Come prepared to engage in conversations about community-owned businesses as assets and how these businesses are developing economic, environmental, social and cultural capital in their neighborhoods. Participants will actively reflect on, share and discuss strategies for strengthening the local economy by promoting and preserving local, independently-owned businesses.

Presenters
avatar for Angela Dagle

Angela Dagle

Operations - Catering Lead, FoodLab Detroit
Angela joined the FoodLab community in 2012 as a participating business in FoodLab BASE and founding member. She joined the FoodLab staff in 2013 to lead FoodLab's 'Detroit Grown & Made' partnership with Keep Growing Detroit and currently serves at FoodLab's Operations Manager, handling... Read More →


Sunday June 21, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
State Hall: Room 213

11:45am

Creative Coping: Share & Strategize
This is a space carved out for us – presenters and participants of the first Creative Coping and Grieving Arts track at the AMC. We will share food, share space, share stories from our sessions and reflect on the process and space we have been part of. We will use this as a time to connect, strategize and reflect in real time on our experiences as part of this track. We hope to build out a supportive and sustainable network of people who are passionate about working with trauma, loss, grief and healing.

Presenters
EL

Emani Love

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


Sunday June 21, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
Education Building: Room 204

11:45am

Sonic Fractal Matrix: A New Culture of Sound
In the Egyptian Mystery schools, music was treated as a science, but somewhere along the way it became merely entertainment. It is time to fix that. Come learn about the "sonic fractal matrix," an open source sono-kinesthetic investigation centered around a self-built, 3-D printed sonic computer interface called an "exo-voice." Come see a demonstration of this musical technology, listen to a short lecture and Q&A, and find out how to get involved.

Presenters
avatar for Onyx Ashanti

Onyx Ashanti

Sonocyberneticist, onyx ashanti
Sonomorph architect/designer, Onyx Ashanti, explores mind patterns with sound and expresses them with his Exo-Voice sonic computer interface which he uses to transcode perception, through sound, to many other forms, such as robotics, music, biomechanical clothing and perception w... Read More →


Sunday June 21, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
State Hall: Room 208

11:45am

What is a Radical Doula? Reproductive Justice Activism
Do you believe that pregnant people deserve support, compassion and non-judgment regardless of their decision to parent, adopt, or have an abortion? This workshop will be a hands-on intro to full spectrum or radical doula work. We will cover how to become a doula, how to establish yourself as a doula, what it means to be a full spectrum doula (supporting people during all phases of pregnancy: abortion, miscarriage, birth and adoption) as well as a discussion of how issues like race, class, immigration, gender and more affect our work as doulas.

Presenters
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Cheyenne Johnson

Cheyenne Johnson is a queer-identified full spectrum doula, yogi and social justice educator from Minneapolis. She graduated from the University of Minnesota and has been working in healthcare and education for 5 years. Cheyenne was trained as a birth doula in 2013, and an abortion... Read More →


Sunday June 21, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
State Hall: Room 131

11:45am

Wisdom of African American Lesbian Elders
Research has shown a void in documentaries about African American lesbians, especially elders. We will examine the research history of the LGBT movement, specifically as it relates to African American experiences. Participants will examine the relationship between African American lesbian elders and younger African American lesbian women, engage in intergenerational dialogue, and walk away with tools to educate the public at large.


Sunday June 21, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
Education Building: Room 200