AMP Blog: detroit digital justice coalition

Next City covers AMP’s local digital justice work

The urban planning magazine, Next City recently published two important articles by Detroit-based journalist Anna Clark that explore the complex and contentious planning process known as the Detroit Works Project, recently rebranded as Detroit Future City.

Diana J. Nucera to present at Women’s Funding Network conference

On April 10 to 12, Women’s Funding Network is holding its annual conference at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Diana J. Nucera, Allied Media Projects Co-Director, will speak on the keynote panel, "Deconstructing the Digital Divide: Building a Healthy Digital Ecology."

Twitter Training at Detroit Future Celebration Discotech. Photo by Piper Carter.

Report-back video, media showcase, and opening remarks from the Detroit Future Celebration

Last Saturday, we hosted an event celebrating two years of building a digital justice movement in Detroit through our two-year federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Fund grant. The Detroit Future Celebration was attended by more than 150 and featured a community report-back back followed by a DiscoTech (Discovering Technology) fair.

Check out below our report-back slideshow video, "Prezi" media showcase, and AMP Co-Director Jenny Lee's opening remarks from the event.

Photos by Nathaniel Mullen

AMP partners with the Open Technology Institute to launch Digital Stewards Program

Communication is a fundamental human right. The Digital Stewards Program is an effort to actualize that right at the neighborhood-level in Detroit. This 10-week training, already underway, prepares teams of community organizers, people with construction skills and techies to design and deploy communications infrastructure with a commitment to the Detroit Digital Justice Principles.

TODAY: "Digital Dead End: Fighting for Social Justice in the Information Age" book event

The idea that technology will pave the road to prosperity has been promoted through boom and bust. We hear that Facebook and Twitter create democratic revolutions across the globe.

But is this just magical thinking?