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Friday, June 15 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Opening Ceremony

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Join us as we celebrate 20 years of the Allied Media Conference's work of sharing and building media strategies for a more just, creative and collaborative world. The AMC's Opening Ceremony will explore our roots, create space to dream our future and highlights the brilliant organizing work of Tarana Burke, founder of the  'me too.' Movement, in conversation with Mariame Kaba, founder and director of Project NIA.

Tarana Burke is an African-American civil rights activist. She is most well-known as the founder of the 'me too.' Movement in 2006 which has blossomed into a world-wide campaign to raise awareness about sexual harassment, abuse, and assault in society. In 2017, Time magazine named Burke among other prominent activists as "the silence breakers.” She is currently Senior Director at Girls for Gender Equity in Brooklyn.
Mariame Kaba is an organizer, educator and curator.  Her work focuses on ending violence, dismantling the prison industrial complex, transformative justice and supporting youth leadership development. She is the founder and director of Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a vision to end youth incarceration.
Also featuring performances by Detroit's RV Mendoza, The Aadizookaan, and other special guests. This year's Opening Ceremony will fuel our hearts and minds for the next twenty years of media-based organizing that impacts generations.

The Detroit Film Theater is located inside the Detroit Institute of Arts. Enter through the John R entrance. There will be shuttles from all hotels and from the Wayne State campus to the theater.


Mariame Kaba

Project NIA
Mariame Kaba is an organizer, educator, and curator who’s active in numerous social movements for prison abolition, racial, gender, and transformative justice. She is the founder and director of Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a vision to end youth incarceration, and... Read More →

Friday June 15, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Detroit Film Theater 5200 Woodward Ave.