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Sunday, June 17 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Performing New Worlds Plenary and Closing Ceremony Celebration

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Performing New Worlds Plenary
Performance is a site of power.  It is where we contest the roles written for us by others and claim new ones.  This plenary will showcase a multitude of ways that our communities create and transform power through performance-- from public spectacle to news comedy, web TV, and more.  It will explore how these various arts can conjure new worlds that interrogate and undermine systems of violence and domination, while at the same time proliferating joy and engaging more people in the critical conversations that shape our world.

Closing Ceremony: Rituals to Return
We made it! Join the AMC as we celebrate our weekend of journeys, stories, connections and media-making magic. Featuring the golden voices of Detroit’s Video7 and hosted by adrienne maree brown, together we will remix best-wishes for another 20 years of the conference and cast spells towards our collective liberation and ongoing work. See you next year!


Una Aya Osato

Una Aya Osato aka exHOTic other was born and raised in NYC, where she works as a performer, writer and educator. Una has been writing, performing, and producing her award-winning original work for over fourteen years, performing nationally and internationally for tens of thousands... Read More →


Ricardo Gamboa

An award-winning artist, activist, and academic working in their native Chicago and New York City, creating radically politicized work. Their current projects include the underground live and live-streamed news show The Hoodoisie, the community-based theater piece about Chicago’s... Read More →

Xandra Ibarra

Oakland-based performance artist from the US/Mexico border who sometimes works under the alias of La Chica Boom. Ibarra uses hyperbolized modes of racialization and sexualization to test the boundaries between her own body and coloniality, compulsory whiteness, and Mexicanidad. Her... Read More →


Francesca Fiorentini

AJ+ Newsbroke
Francesca Fiorentini is a journalist, comedian and activist. She is host and producer of the show Newsbroke on AJ+, the digital outlet of Al Jazeera Media Network. She is also a field correspondent with Explorer on the National Geographic Channel. As a stand up comic Francesca has... Read More →

Sunday June 17, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Arts Auditorium

Attendees (304)