"Healing Justice" call for session proposals

Check out a message from Autumn about the kinds of session proposals that the AMC2012 "Healing Justice Practice Space" is looking for at this year's conference.

Hello amazing healers and healing justice activists!!

The Allied Media Conference, which takes place annually in Detroit, MI, has emerged in the last few years as a key space to build our movement for accessible, community-based wellness. Last year’s "Health is Dignity, Dignity is Resistance" track brought together healers and organizers from across the country to share strategies for increased health in our communities. This year there is no dedicated track for Health and Healing Justice, which means it is even more important for YOU to submit health and healing justice Session Proposals to the “General” track!

We want to especially encourage sessions that introduce people to Healing Justice, that share basic healing skills, and that share models for community and collective organizing around health and wellness. Remember, this is the Allied Media Conference, so proposals should illustrate how to connect health/healing justice work with media-based organizing. 

Sessions can be workshops, round-table discussions, presentations, caucuses, and any other format you can imagine. To submit a session proposal, you will need to go through the AMPTalk website. Proposals are due March 14! AMP’s Content Coordinator, Morgan (morgan@alliedmedia.org), can help advise the submission process for those who need help.

ALSO! This year we will be returning with another Healing Justice Practice Space!! If you are a healer or practitioner, we will soon be putting a call out for volunteer practitioners to apply to practice in the Healing Justice Practice Space.

What AMP is looking for:

  • A clear connection to media and communications. Our definition of media includes everything from breakdancing, to building your own radio station, to web-design, fashion-design and everything in between.
  • An emphasis on strategies rather than issues.  Sessions that help us name the problem are important, but they can't stop there.  Make sure your session proposal incorporates media-based organizing strategies towards solutions.
  • Interactivity and creativity. Structure your session to make the information accessible to multiple learning styles.  This may include a mix of: small group conversations, visual presentations of information, handouts, games and creative expression.  
  • Collaboration.  We love AMC sessions designed by multiple organizations or individuals. Even better, connect your session to an ongoing organizing process that extends beyond the conference. While collaboration is strongly encouraged, we also welcome workshops from individuals and groups.

SEE ALSO: AMC2012 Call for Session Proposals