AMP Blog: Allied Media Projects
We at Allied Media Projects are in grief and in rage as we witness the many layers of anti-black racism embedded in this country laid bare by the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and police brutality.
We are here. We are with you.
Over the next days and weeks we will be reconfiguring everything — how we work, how we eat, how we keep our hearts, minds, and bodies strong. For AMP, the nature of our days and the shape of our programs will transform, but the core of our work remains the same.
When the Allied Media Conference decided to enter a year-long period of reflection, known as the Year in Chrysalis, it set off a series of ripple effects within and beyond Allied Media Projects. Though we didn’t have the option of shutting the organization down for a year to reflect, we’ve continuously asked ourselves chrysalis questions: questions that open up possibilities for fundamental transformation.
This time in January can feel like a kind of liminal zone — a time between what was of the past year, but not fully of the new one.
To ground ourselves in the meaning of our work here at Allied Media Projects, we kicked off 2020 with an organization-wide retreat that included a panel discussion exploring “media for liberation,” the center of our revised mission.