"The road to Detroit for us involved piling into a mini-van, sans air conditioner, and driving 19 hours across several states. We had spent months fundraising for, organizing for, and looking forward to the AMC. The South Louisiana Delegation (aka "Loved Bayou") was an eclectic group of Gulf Coast media-makers, artists, and organizers whose work is rooted in the rural and urban communities we live in."
If the AMC is an experiment in making the world we want to make happen for four days in June, how do we deal with potential violence and harm during that time? SafetyTeam is the AMC's attempt to begin to answer this question.
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, coordinator of the AMC2013 SafetyTeam, shares her reflections below.