When the Detroit Narrative Agency (DNA) issued a call for project proposals, they were seeking film projects that shift narratives about Detroit, particularly projects led by those most often excluded from critical conversations about the city: Black and Brown Detroiters. Two years later, five DNA projects are in production and slated to present work-in-progress screenings at the 20th Annual Allied Media Conference in June.
When Puerto Rican Sofía Gallisá Muriente met Teresa Basilio, a Nuyorican from New York, at the 2016 Allied Media Conference in Detroit, they were both struck by the parallels between the island of their heritage and the city they were both visiting for the first time.
Delegations are groups who share something important in common such as identity, practice, issue area, or geography. They collectively fundraise to get to the conference, attend sessions together during it, and reflect on their experiences as a group after it’s over. The AMC provides delegations with mini-grants to seed their fundraising efforts.
We are excited to announce the launch of AMP's new podcast, Critical Connections: Stories from 20 years of the Allied Media Conference available wherever podcasts are streaming.
As the AMC celebrates its 20th year, more than 2,500 artists, activists, technologists, and educators are expected to attend the participant-designed event. In anticipation of the 20th Annual AMC, we are excited to announce our featured speakers and performers. The AMC's Opening Ceremony, produced by Tunde Olaniran, will explore our roots, create space to dream our future. It will feature a conversation with Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, in conversation with Mariame Kaba, founder and director of Project NIA. Plenary speakers and AMC @ Night performances and dance parties have also been announced.