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More on the AMC in Chrysalis Living Room Series

 

See how Chrysalis Creative Team members are connecting and convening their folks Thanks to everyone who tuned in to our Living Room Session livestream!


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Welcome to Our Living Room

Please join AMP Executive Director Jenny Lee and AMC Content Coordinator Nadine Marshall for a live, virtual Living Room next Tuesday, April 16th from 6 to 8 PM.

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A Chrysalis Year

We are taking a one year break from producing the AMC. The conference returns in 2020.

The AMC has been a phenomenal caterpillar, hungry and growing for two decades, but what is the butterfly that we can become? We think it will take a year in chrysalis to figure it out. This will be a year of reflection, deep-dive evaluation, research, and development – a year that includes your voice – as we plan for the return of the AMC.

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Tarana Burke and Mariame Kaba talk movements, survivorship, radical community healing to open AMC2018 (VIDEO + TRANSCRIPT)

The 20th annual Allied Media Conference was the biggest yet, as we paused to look back on how far the conference has come while simultaneously visioning our futures. A warm Detroit welcome from Mama Sandra of the Hush House kicked off the AMC2018 Opening Ceremony, followed by performances from The Aadizookan and RV Mendoza, a powerful message from Siwatu Salama, and a keynote conversation between Tarana Burke, activist and founder of the #MeToo movement, and longtime AMCer Mariame Kaba, founder of Project NIA.

Browse Photos from AMC2018

 
Thank you for joining us at the 20th annual Allied Media Conference! Over four days and nights, participants made media, developed new organizing strategies, met up with new and old friends, and partied at nighttime events. Check out the photo albums from AMC2018, taken by Detroit-based photographer Ara Howrani of Howrani Studios.