Allied Media Projects

Media strategies for a more just and creative world
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About AMP

  1. Allied Media Projects cultivates media strategies for a more just, creative, and collaborative world.

  2. We convene close to 2,000 people annually in Detroit to develop and exchange strategies through the Allied Media Conference.

  3. The conference is created each year through a participatory design process. Out of the conference emerge new projects, campaigns, and collaborations that continue year round.

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Sponsored Projects

  1. AMP sponsors projects by providing fiscal management, program design, evaluation, fundraising and other support that draws from the capacities we have built after 15 years of producing the AMC.

  2. These "allied media projects" are autonomous and interdependent, working together to grow their own capacity and the capacity of our network as a whole.

  3. Current sponsored projects include Digital Stewards, Detroit Future Schools, Detroit Digital Justice Coalition, Co.Open, and Complex Movements. Join us – fill out an assessment form for your project.

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Allied Media Conference

  1. The Allied Media Conference is a collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for transforming our world, held every Summer in Detroit.

  2. The AMC is a network of networks – social justice organizers, community technologists, transformative artists, educators, entrepreneurs, and many others – all using media in innovative ways.

  3. The 16th annual AMC is June 19-22, 2014 in Detroit. Register today! You can also sponsor the AMC.

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AMPtalk

  1. AMPTalk is a discussion and organizing system for the Allied Media Projects network.

  2. We use AMPtalk to coordinate, share, and document Allied Media Conference sessions, tracks, network gatherings, and practice spaces.

  3. Start a discussion on the AMPtalk Newswire or share job postings, grant opportunities, and calls for submissions on the Opportunities board.

Contact

  1. Contact us, we'd love to hear from you.

Detroit Digital Justice Coalition presents DiscoTech this Saturday at Kemeny Rec Center.

Sep 28, 2012

The Detroit Digital Justice Coalition is presenting another awesome DiscoTech (Discovering Technology Fair) this Saturday, September 29, at the Kemeny Recreation Center, 2260 S. Fort St., Detroit.

Here is a press release with details about the event:

September 17, 2012

For Immediate Release:

Special Commemorative Discotech (DISCOvering TECHnology)
Free Cookout, Community Workshops and Film Screening
A tribute to the late Mr. Robert J. Donaldson

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 2012
KEMENY RECREATION CENTER, DETROIT RECREATION DEPARTMENT
2260 S. FORT STREET IN SOUTHWEST DETROIT

The event is free, open to all ages and wheelchair accessible.

Join the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition for an special “DiscoTech” (DISCOvering TECHnology) honoring the late Mr. Robert J. Donaldson, the former director of the Kemeny Recreation Center in Southwest Detroit. This event is free and all ages are welcome.

Festivities begin at noon with an outdoor cookout (weather permitting) which will include a tribute to Mr. Donaldson on the Kemeny grounds. The DiscoTech will get underway from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Kemeny Recreation Center Gymnasium.

Learn more about the impact and possibilities of media and technology within our homes and communities. Take part in numerous hands-on workshops about the Internet, useful and free software, electronics, alternative energy, making your own music and many other interactive activities.

As part of the Electronics workshop stations, there will be a “Computer Anatomy” station, an “Introduction to Alternative Energy” station and a “How to Solder” station. Participants can also build their own audio synthesizer and learn how to properly dispose of electronic waste.

Attendees can visit the Consultation Station and engage in open Q & A sessions about social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, set up an e-mail account, and learn more about the Internet as a tool for community building through sharing pictures and local history. Also learn about Google’s free, open-source software packages.

The afternoon will also feature a commemorative montage in recognition of Mr. Donaldson’s long years of dedicated service to both youth and seniors at Kemeny and the 48217 community. The DDJC will also feature our ongoing film screenings of “The Internet is Serious Business”, a short documentary produced by youth from New York City’s City-As-School with the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) and People’s Production House. The film investigates how the Internet’s physical infrastructure works, who owns the Internet, and why it matters.

The Coalition is happy to host a range of special guests as well, including Detroit’s very own East Side Riders.

The Detroit Digital Justice Coalition is comprised of local organizations which are committed to empowering all people regardless of age, gender, culture, religion, citizenship, or wealth with free and universal access to digital media and the technology that leverages communication, knowledge growth, problem solving and creative production.

The Detroit Digital Justice Coalition is endorsed by Allied Media Projects, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, Detroit Sierra Club, Hannan House Sound Studio, 5E Gallery, East Michigan Environmental Action Council, the 1440 Collective, the Reading Corner @ Kemeny, the Hush House, the Open Technology Initiative, Real Media, Urban Neighborhoods Initiative and Work Department. Kemeny Recreation Center is a City of Detroit, Recreation Department facility under the direction of Mr. Kent Gresham, supervisor.

For more information, visit detroitdjc.org or call 313 559-7498.

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