Are you using media to create a more just, creative and collaborative world? We want you to help us shape the 20th Annual Allied Media Conference in Detroit! Submit a proposal for an AMC2018 track, practice space, or network gathering. Proposals are due November 8, 2017 at 11:59 EST.
The room was dim and the spotlight was on me. I was on stage regretting my decision to share my story with the audience of Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers (SSOTS). I was an utter wreck. I couldn't remember my opening line, my throat became dry, I could feel the crowd’s angst. They were waiting on me to start. I closed my eyes, then opened them. I looked over the audience and spotted a friendly face. I took a deep breath.
The 19th annual Allied Media Conference kicked off with energy, vision, and joy. It featured performances by Kristy la rAt, Mona Haydar and Al Ta’wam, Scott Kurashige, and Sacramento Knoxx, and a keynote address from Alicia Garza of National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter.