AMP Blog: opening ceremony

Alicia Garza Speaks on Building Power to the AMC2017 Opening Ceremony

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.

Announcing AMC2017 Plenaries and Opening Ceremony!

Alongside the 250+ sessions at the 19th annual Allied Media Conference, we are excited to bring you a series of plenaries each morning of the conference. A plenary is a lecture or panel for a large audience featuring critical conversations with some of our network's most dynamic media-based organizers.

Creating the World That We Need: Video from the AMC2016 Opening Ceremony

We are excited to share our video, “Creating the World That We Need,” which shares highlights from the AMC2016 Opening Ceremony.

The AMC2015 Opening Ceremony

We are excited to share this video recap from the AMC2015 Opening Ceremony. This brilliant array of media, art, and technology offered a vision of the world we’re working towards, together.

VIDEO | "We Need Media" video and remarks by Diana J. Nucera

On Friday, we welcomed AMC participants back to the conference and to Detroit. In a wall-to-wall packed Community Arts Auditorium, we framed the local context, celebrated 15 years of the AMC, experienced powerful poetry and dance performance, and concluded with a movement-based exploration of emergence theory that started as a human wave that became a ripple, then a hustle, then a dance party.