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Sunday, June 17
 

9:00am

How Theatre Helps Us Share What We Know
Making art is also making knowledge. When it comes to theatre that knowledge is often about what it means to have a certain body, identity, or social position. This session will help young people explore how they can use theatre and writing to assert their own ways of understanding the world and resisting oppression. Through theatre and writing exercises attendees will question what knowledge is, identify their own knowledge, and explore how they can share their viewpoints through media making.

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Elon Sloan

DePaul University
Elon Sloan is a Chicago based writer and educator, who is currently studying playwrighting and gender studies at DePaul University in Chicago. They work with DePaul LGBTQIA Resource Center, creating and facilitating programming and workshops which support DePaul's LGBTQIA students... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
STUDENT CENTER: Hilberry E

10:00am

Facilitate While Trans
This workshop will focus on strategic ways to facilitate while being transgender. It will help people to figure out new, inventive ways to get around the difficult questions, stares, and sometimes blatant disrespect. As trans people doing the work we must equip ourselves with the proper knowledge and tools to not only gauge our audiences so that they learn, but educate them so that they retain. Open dialogue forum.

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Hope Giselle

AllowMe Movement
Miami native Hope Giselle got her start in activism and facilitation while in College at Alabama State University. Helping to found and govern the conservative schools FIRST LGBT organization. Giselle graduated with a a masters in Fine Arts as the first openly trans woman to do so... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
STATE HALL: Room 128

10:00am

Organizing Communities to Stop Library Closures
How do you stop library closures when it`s an inside job? Appointed boards can leave public libraries governed by people with private interests. In this panel discussion we will share the story of how the people of Cincinnati rose up and stopped the sale of the downtown North Building that the board considered a piece of "prime real estate." Participants will walk away with community organizing tools, direct action tactics, & the sense of professional solidarity we need to resist these attacks.

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Kristy Cooper

The Library Defense Network
Public Librarian turned library vigilante
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Jami Thompson

Former TeenSpot Librarian at PLCH, The Library Defense Network
Former TeenSpot Librarian at PLCH


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
STATE HALL: Room 115

10:00am

Transformative Radio with CKUT 90.3 FM
What is the transformative potential of community-based radio? In this workshop, we will explore how independent media produced by marginalized communities is transformative by allowing them to control their own narratives. Participants will reflect on the challenges of activist media, for example: how can entertainment media be activism? And what is the importance of creating a cultural archive? We hope participants will leave with strategies to produce their own activist-oriented media!

Presenters
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Teagan Corazon

Teagan Corazon is an artist living and working in Montreal and a host on Venus Radio CKUT 90.3fm. Key themes in their work revolve around personhood, identity, power, and the embodied self. They work primarily with video and photography to create immersive audiovisual installations and responsive video., CKUT
Teagan Corazon is an artist living and working in Montreal and a host on Venus Radio CKUT 90.3fm. Key themes in their work revolve around personhood, identity, power, and the embodied self. They work primarily with video and photography to create immersive audiovisual installations... Read More →
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Jax Geldart

Jax is an occasional host of Venus Radio on CKUT90.3fm. A very enthusiastic and shy individual who tries to keep up on current discussions on feminism, race politics, art and pop culture. She also like to make art., CKUT
Jax is an occasional host of Venus Radio on CKUT90.3fm. A very enthusiastic and shy individual who tries to keep up on current discussions on feminism, race politics, art and pop culture. She also like to make art.
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Sophie MacArthur

Montreal based producer, DJ and radio host Canhota (Sophie) draws from disparate genre influences such as baile funk, ta, CKUT
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Elena Stoodley

CKUT
Elena Stoodley is the production coordinator at CKUT radio station. She is also a singer, songwriter and producer who excels in the Blue-eyed soul genre, which she composes on a loop pedal with a negro spiritual approach.
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Cala Valentina

ckut
Cala Valentina is the volunteer coordinator and a host of Venus Radio at CKUT radio in Montreal. They are concerned with questions around visibility, representation, belonging, and transgression.


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
STUDENT CENTER: Hilberry D

10:00am

We Are All Connected: Youth Bridging the Urban / Rural Divide
Youth from New York City and Appalachian Eastern Tennessee live and work together making a website and film about issues affecting their communities including broadband access and opioid abuse. We will share our work and have a dialogue with participants by: screening our film about opioid abuse in TN and NYC; sharing our website and having a Q&A. Participants will walk away with knowledge of opioid abuse in urban & rural communities as well as ideas for bridging urban and rural divides.

Presenters
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Kendri Feliz

Kendri is from the Bronx, New York and applied for the We Are All Connected program because he wanted to improve his film making skills, meet new people, and listen to their opinions on social justice related topics. His goal is to inspire the new generation of teens to try something new and help change communities in need of assistance., Educational Video Center
Kendri is from the Bronx, New York and applied for the We Are All Connected program because he wanted to improve his film making skills, meet new people, and listen to their opinions on social justice related topics. His goal is to inspire the new generation of teens to try something... Read More →
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Emmanuel Garcia

Emmanuel Garcia is the Senior Media Educator with the Educational Video Center in NYC. He is interested in the use of media, in particular documentary film, as a means to stimulate critical thinking on social issues., Educational Video Center
Emmanuel Garcia is the Senior Media Educator with the Educational Video Center in NYC. He is interested in the use of media, in particular documentary film, as a means to stimulate critical thinking on social issues.
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Mary Grueser

Mary Grueser is Director of Professional Development Programs at Educational Video Center. She is an educator with a strong commitment to media based organizing and activism., Educational Video Center
Mary Grueser is Director of Professional Development Programs at Educational Video Center. She is an educator with a strong commitment to media based organizing and activism.
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Gabriel Martinez

Gabriel is from the Bronx, New York and chose to be a part of the We Are All Connected Project because he is a strong advocate for social justice and humanitarian causes. Through this project he wants to educate himself and others on ongoing issues in rural and urban communities., Educational Video Center
Gabriel is from the Bronx, New York and chose to be a part of the We Are All Connected Project because he is a strong advocate for social justice and humanitarian causes. Through this project he wants to educate himself and others on ongoing issues in rural and urban communities... Read More →
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Griselys Peña

Educational Video Center
Griselys was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to NYC in 2015. She attends International High School at Union Square where she is known for being a creative, friendly, responsible and kind student. Griselys enjoys reading, writing and listening to music on a calm and rainy... Read More →
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Serenah Vaughan

Serenah grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida and currently lives in New York City. She enjoys singing, dancing, and cooking, and has always had an interest in filmmaking and photography. She signed up for the We Are All Connected program to meet new people and see how they live in a rural community., Educational Video Center
Serenah grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida and currently lives in New York City. She enjoys singing, dancing, and cooking, and has always had an interest in filmmaking and photography. She signed up for the We Are All Connected program to meet new people and see how they live in... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STUDENT CENTER: Room 285

10:00am

Altars: Rituals and Creation
Altars are a creative and spiritual way to express the deep inner workings of our hearts and minds. With them, we can conceptualize and ritualize our dreams, goals, and desires. Participants of this workshop will walk away with a clear understanding of the importance and elements of home altars, as well as a foundation on how to build and use them as a tool for healing, empowerment, liberation, and joy.

Presenters

Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STATE HALL: Room 134

10:00am

Hacking Capitalism: Divest, Manage Debt, and Ethical Money
Navigating the complex and often unfriendly systems of finance often means finding your way around impediments. Plus, worry and fear can block positive steps around our money. In Hacking Capitalism, get strategic working-class brilliance about how money works, learn hacking-like workarounds, and be motivated to disentangle from corporations. You'll get specific resources on how to divest, use banks that are more ethical, deal with debt, and think about your finances from a holistic perspective.

Presenters
avatar for Hadassah Damien

Hadassah Damien

Punk Big Sister of Financial Real Talk, Ride Free Fearless Money
Hadassah Damien is the creator of the iconoclastic Ride Free Fearless Money project, and a Brooklyn-based teacher, queer artist, activist, and progressive technologist. Her mission is to use her working class femme insights to destroy money shame, help fund liberatory movements, stabilize... Read More →



Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STATE HALL: Room 123

10:00am

Imaginación Post-___: Designing Justice After Disaster
We envision a Puerto Rico (and a world) where every community has the opportunity to take charge of their own future. Inspired by the work of Imaginación Post-María - a community strengthening model designed by Puerto Rican organizers in the wake of hurricanes Irma and María - our workshop will offer participants the opportunity to imagine, plan and design their own paths to a just recovery.

Presenters
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Cynthia Burgos López

Experience in urban ecology, community design and environmental management. BS in Agronomy and Soils, Master`s degree in Landscape Architecture. Lecturer at the International School of Design and Architecture at the University of Turabo. Co-founded La Maraña in order to revitalize cities through the integration of citizens in urban design processes., La Maraña
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Alexandra Llegus Santiago

Experience in graphic and architectural design, environmental sustainability, and community-driven research. BA in Environmental Design and Sociocultural Anthropology. Passionate about collaborating, listening and exchanging knowledge with communities in order to propose alternatives that address our collective well-being., La Maraña
Experience in graphic and architectural design, environmental sustainability, and community-driven research. BA in Environmental Design and Sociocultural Anthropology. Passionate about collaborating, listening and exchanging knowledge with communities in order to propose alternatives... Read More →
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Sofía Unanue

Experience in community organizing, participatory design, business development, and partnership building. BA from Brown University in International Development with a regional focus on the Arab World and Latin America. Co-founded La Maraña in hopes of creating new bottom-up approaches to urban development in Puerto Rico., La Maraña


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STUDENT CENTER: Hilberry B

10:00am

Know Your Rights Immigration Poster Making
Communities, suffer from terror imposed by racist policies and as a result, misinformation creates panic. This poster making project will use printmaking to create community and empowerment. Participants will have the opportunity to learn screen-printing and print their own KYR posters. This workshop provides a model that can help inform community members, become an organized community, and create rapid response committees.

Presenters
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Dewey

Growing up in an era of nightly helicopter malathion spraying, police street sweeps, punk rock and oldies, Dewey Tafoya is a visual artist and screen printer. Growing up in Boyle Heights, Deweyʼs work is heavily influenced by the urban landscapes, cultures and communities of inner city Los Angeles. Often using satirical humor, much of Deweyʼs work tends to deconstruct historical contexts and then reconstruct them from the viewpoint of the oppressed and/or the under represented. As a teaching artist, Dewey has been a part of the Self Help Graphics & Art’s Día de los Muertos Community Art Workshops for the past decade. As an artist in residence, Dewey currently teaches a monthly DIY screen printing workshop, as well as providing mobile art workshops for the organization as part of the Barrio Mobile Arts Studio (BMAS). Dewey has also been a part of the City of Los Angelesʼs Summer Night Lights program for the past several years providing screen printing workshops for the youth in the communities of Watts and So, Self Help Graphics & Art
Growing up in an era of nightly helicopter malathion spraying, police street sweeps, punk rock and oldies, Dewey Tafoya is a visual artist and screen printer. Growing up in Boyle Heights, Dewey ºs work is heavily influenced by the urban landscapes, cultures and communities of inner... Read More →
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Joel Garcia

Joel Garcia is an artist, arts administrator and cultural organizer with over 20 years of experience working transnation, Self Help Graphics & Art
Joel Garcia is an artist, arts administrator and cultural organizer with over 20 years of experience working transnationally with artists across the Americas. Currently, Joel is the Director of Programs & Operations at Self Help Graphics & Art in East Los Angeles. As a printmaker... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STATE HALL: Room 125

10:00am

Lucha Libre & Afromexican Consciousness
How does one affirm their Black identity in a national context where afrodescendancy is consistently othered? This session explores a design inquiry that contributes nuance to a narrative about Black consciousness in Mexico — with Afromexicans as the primary storytellers — through the vernacular of lucha libre as metaphor. Participants will experience the design workshop practices employed, view the media generated, and practice how to leverage these practices to engage complex themes of their own.

Presenters
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Lauren Williams

Art Center College of Design
Lauren is a designer developing a practice in visual and interactive media and critical research methods. She is pursuing graduate studies in the MFA program in Media Design Practices (Field) at the Art Center College of Design.


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STATE HALL: Room 117

10:00am

Magick Slime: The Art of Potion Making
Slime is many things - squishy, stretchy, sparkly but can it be MAGICK? We will explore the process of potion making including the power of intention, aromatherapy and color therapy. We will create multi-sensory slime that is uniquely infused with all sorts of healing, protective or superpowers. Participants will walk away with their very own Magick Slime and decorative container.

Presenters
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Stephanie Mae Howells

Detroit Radical Childcare Collective / MIRA / Living Arts
Stephanie Mae is a teaching artist and organizer in the Detroit community work centers around art, healing and resistance, fueled by love and magick.


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STUDENT CENTER: Hilberry E

10:00am

ReKrumpstruction
ReKrumpstruction is a media cultural technology that develops empathy and self-trust for liberation in public schools, detention centers, and prisons. We share individual experiences to provide agency for energetic mobilization of networks. We build support for differing bodies in creation of radical community instituted within normalized unjust systems of learning and being. Participants leave the session with an education engagement practice that fractures sovereign displacement.

Presenters
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Rachel Johnson

Chi-Buck Collective
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Cat Mahari

31st&Brklyn
Cat Mahari creates work with personal and collective transformational possibilities. She is the founder and director of 31st&Brklyn, a platform for performance art and community engagement. In 2017 Ms. Mahari received a Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performance Artist Fellow... Read More →
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Edward Skinner

Edward "Blax Dreamz" Skinner is a movement artist, that specializes in krump. He is a native of Chicago and the leader and founder of the Chi-Buck Krump Collective. As a movement artist working on the cutting edge of culture and performance within his artistic practice of krump he has studied under Tight Eyez, the LA born first generation co-creator, pioneer and innovator of the form. Eddie`s passion and dedication to krump, led to him spearheading and founding Blax Dreamz: a unique krump style, family and collective of artists. Within Eddie`s movement practice, he reaches for the liminal edge in order to expand and make clear the dynamic nature of krump, particularly as it pertains to the development of empathic communication, street origins, and performance theatre. In the Blax Dreams framework of movement exploration, character development, physical intelligence, and community support is facilitated by the philosophic questions of "What will a body do when there are no limits upon its imagination of itself, Chi-Buck Collective
Edward "Blax Dreamz" Skinner is a movement artist, that specializes in krump. He is a native of Chicago and the leader and founder of the Chi-Buck Krump Collective. As a movement artist working on the cutting edge of culture and performance within his artistic practice of krump he... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STUDENT CENTER: Room 020

10:00am

Consciousness Raising & Solutions Along the Media Color Line
The stories of people of color in the journalism industry reveal transgressions both on an individual and institutional level that coalesce with the broader web of systemic racism. So let’s share. We aim to clarify that our trials, whatever race or generation we are, live within this web of white domination. This session is a consciousness raising group in the tradition of 1960s radical feminists. But it’s not just about narrative shifts — we will set the stage for hypothesizing bold solutions.

Presenters
avatar for Adeshina Emmanuel

Adeshina Emmanuel

Adeshina is a Chicago journalists whose work focuses on race, class, and inequality., Chicago Journalists of Color
Adeshina is a Chicago journalists whose work focuses on race, class, and inequality. After a dust up with a problematic editor, he founded the online community Chicago Journalists of Color.
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Darryl Holiday

City Bureau
Darryl is the lab director for City Bureau, a Chicago-based journalism lab.


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STATE HALL: Room 127

10:00am

Black Trans Narratives
What stories black trans people telling and why? Join Black Trans Media and the Trans Sistas of Color Project for a facilitated convo on black trans narratives from Detroit to Brooklyn and beyond.

Presenters
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Sasha Alexander

Black Trans Media
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Mikalya C.

Black Trans Media
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Bre Campell

Trans Sistas of Color Project
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Maddox Guerilla

Black Trans Media
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Ahya Nicole

Trans Sistas of Color Project
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Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STATE HALL: Room 114

10:00am

Empower Our Social Justice Projects Using the Co-op Model
Work is an opportunity to reflect our social justice values. Come learn about the systems and structures for setting up a democratic workplace that empowers our creativity and collaboration while supporting ourselves as whole people. We`ll share case studies for setting up worker coops and listen to each other’s questions and challenges. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of the coop model along with resources on how they can apply that model to their own amazing media projects.

Presenters
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Sabiha Basrai

Design Action Collective
Sabiha Basrai is a member of Design Action Collective ‚Äî a worker-owned cooperative dedicated to serving social justice movements with art, graphic design, and web development. She is also Co-Coordinator of the Alliance of South Asians Taking Action where she works with racial... Read More →
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Ana Martina

Ana Martina is a community trainer, originally from Mexico City. She likes to share her skills to produce creative multimedia and create awareness around digital self-defense, loves audio recordings that capture social movements, landscapes, and community voices. She is based in Philadelphia and currently the Membership Director of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives supporting the work of cooperatives led by immigrants in the US., US Federation of Worker Cooperatives
Ana Martina is a community trainer, originally from Mexico City. She likes to share her skills to produce creative multimedia and create awareness around digital self-defense, loves audio recordings that capture social movements, landscapes, and community voices. She is based in Philadelphia... Read More →
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Jenna Peters-Golden

Anti Oppression Resource & Training Alliance
Rooted in Philadelphia, Jenna Peters-Golden has been honored to facilitate workshops, retreats, and transformational processes with hundreds of co-ops, movement organizations, and other organizations fighting for justice. A queer Jew from Michigan, Jenna is anchored to many projects... Read More →
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Manju Rajendran

Anti Oppression Resource & Training Alliance
Manju Rajendran brings 25 years of local, state, regional, and national-level experience in popular education, strategy, organizing, and communications to her work with AORTA (Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance) worker-owned cooperative. Manju is a queer, working class... Read More →
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Sarah Reilly

Design Action Collective
Sarah Reilly is a member of Design Action's web development team. She is also a video documentarian and has worked on films chronicling resistance to Apartheid, the history of environmental movements and issues of environmental justice. Sarah is an active member of Eastlake United... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STATE HALL: Room 135

10:00am

Food Stories Unwrapped: Decolonizing the White Gaze of Food Media
What really goes into all those food stories in the media? In a media landscape informed largely by the white gaze, it is hard to make visible the stories that speak to communities of color. We will discuss the white gaze in food media, engage in media literacy exercises, and present the audience with strategies for connecting within and across their communities using diverse methods and platforms to tell their stories through food.

Presenters
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Serena Maria Daniels

Tostada Magazine
Serena is the co-founder and editor of Tostada Magazine, an independent new media outlet that celebrates the rich culture of Metro Detroit's food scene. Her food writing appears in NPR's The Salt, Lucky Peach, Eater, Extra Crispy, the Metro Times and others. Her reporting on stories... Read More →
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Dorothy Hernandez

Freelance Journalist
Dorothy Hernandez is a Detroit-based freelance journalist who has contributed to NPR's The Salt, Civil Eats, and Roads and Kingdoms as well as several Detroit-area publications such as edibleWOW and Neighborhood SEEN. An alumna of the University of Illinois, Dorothy is the former... Read More →
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Sabiha Khan

University of Texas at El Paso
Sabiha Khan is Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Texas at El Paso. Her research and media production focus on documentary media, food studies, ecocriticism, and the public humanities. Formerly, she was Associate Producer at the Los Angeles bureau of Youth... Read More →
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Sarahlynn Pablo

Sarahlynn Pablo is the co-founder of Filipino Kitchen. Alongside co-founder Natalia Roxas, Sarahlynn provides strategic direction for the organization. She is the primary author and editor for the pieces published on their website, and leads the organization’s public relations. Sarahlynn is a food, travel and culture writer, and her work has been published in The Chicago Food Encyclopedia (2017) and Street Food Around the Globe (2013), among others. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Northwestern University, the Feet In Two Worlds podcasting program and is an alumna of the Voices of Our Nations (VONA) Arts Foundation, a workshop for writers of color. Her work and writing can be found on the Filipino Kitchen website, her blog, and on Instagram and Twitter., Filipino Kitchen
Sarahlynn Pablo is the co-founder of Filipino Kitchen. Alongside co-founder Natalia Roxas, Sarahlynn provides strategic direction for the organization. She is the primary author and editor for the pieces published on their website, and leads the organization's public relations. Sarahlynn... Read More →
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Natalia Roxas

Natalia Roxas is the co-founder of Filipino Kitchen. Alongside co-founder Sarahlynn Pablo, Natalia provides strategic direction for the organization. She is the primary architect of Kultura Festival, a four year old Filipino American food and arts festival and the organization’s largest event of the year, with over 1,000 attendees. Natalia is responsible for the photography that appears on the organization’s blog and Filipino Kitchen Instagram account, which has over 11,000 followers. Natalia is a food, travel and culture photographer, and her work has been celebrated most recently by the National Mall of Washington DC and published in Teen Vogue, among others. She is a graduate of Full Sail University, and the Feet In Two Worlds podcasting program. Her work and photography can be found on the Filipino Kitchen website, and on her personal Instagram., Filipino Kitchen
Natalia Roxas is the co-founder of Filipino Kitchen. Alongside co-founder Sarahlynn Pablo, Natalia provides strategic direction for the organization. She is the primary architect of Kultura Festival, a four year old Filipino American food and arts festival and the organization's largest... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STATE HALL: Room 113

10:00am

Holistic Harm Reduction for Digital Security
How can movement groups secure their digital organizing and activism given high stakes, serious threats and limited resources? We`ll break down an approach to organizational digital security within a harm reduction framework and as part of a holistic security extending far beyond tech. Through group discussions and brainstorms we`ll explore what safety and security mean to each of us and walk through the processes we use to identify and implement effective holistic responses to digital threats.

Presenters
avatar for Jack Aponte

Jack Aponte

Jack Aponte is a gender/queer Black Boricua living in Oakland, CA. Jack has worked at the intersection of tech and socia, Palante Technology Cooperative
Jack Aponte is a genderqueer Black Boricua who has worked at the intersection of tech and social justice since 2003. They are a founding worker-owner of Palante Technology Cooperative and a dedicated activist, writer and leftist gadfly.
avatar for Jamila Khan

Jamila Khan

Worker/owner, Palante Technology Cooperative
Jamila Khan has been working with movement organizations as part of Palante Technology for 8 years. As a queer trans Muslim punk, they work to use their tech skills to build resiliance in their communities.


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
MCGREGOR: Room F/G/H

10:00am

Restorative Justice Peace Ambassadors
Young people co-create peace in Chicago. The peace ambassadors will share their experiences as developing restorative justice practitioners — supporting community organizations who may not have many resources, but want to develop healing spaces. The ambassadors will share the basic components of mapping conflict, crisis support, and resiliency. Participants will walk away with the understanding that they can contribute to transforming conflict in their communities and within themselves.

Presenters
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James Coleman

Peace Ambassador
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Tomas Ramirez

Tomás Ramírez, M.S. is a Restorative Justice Coordinator for Alternatives Inc, and the Executive director of Semillas y Raices (seeds and roots), a non-for -profit organization focused on cultural preservation, community healing, and youth development. He is also the President of Infinite Conversations, a privately owned provider of consulting and training services that engages in gang outreach and intervention, as well as in the training of high schools administrators and staff, police officers and Juvenile Court Judges.  He is a youth Counselor, conflict transformation and reconciliation facilitator, as well as a cultural sensitivity training expert.  To this end, Mr. Ramírez develops goal oriented plans in conjunction with therapists, educators, parents and youth, and instructs on conflict transformation and emotional development and techniques.  Mr. Ramírez’ methodology emphasizes the utilization of indigenous, traditional, and contemporary mediation and intervention models.  In undertaking his work, Mr., Restorative justice coordinator at Altenatives Inc.
Tomás Ram√≠rez, M.S. is a Restorative Justice Coordinator for Alternatives Inc, and the Executive director of Semillas y Raices (seeds and roots), a non-for -profit organization¬†focused on cultural¬†preservation, community healing, and youth development. He is also the... Read More →
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Bejor Weathersby

Peace Ambassador


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STATE HALL: Room 118

10:00am

Conducting A "Person On The Street" Style Interview
Person on the street style interviews get real, unscripted feelings and answers from a variety of strangers. With purpose and well researched questions, this technique gathers a public opinion sample on the topics being explored. We will learn how to: ask great questions, build rapport with your interviews, where to interview, how to approach people, how to use a microphone, and what to do with your interviews afterwards. Participants will walk away confident to interview and record anyone!

Presenters
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Katey DeCelle

WFNU-LP
Katey DeCelle has been working in radio and television for the past 8 years. She has conducted hundreds of "person on the street" style interviews for the organizations Storymobile, MN Capitol News, KFAI radio, WFNU radio and multiple podcasts including her own podcast Great Question... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STATE HALL: Room 116

10:00am

Invasive Papermaking for Everyone
We challenge the idea that invasive plants are all bad. We’ll use invasive plants harvested from Detroit to introduce the act of paper-making; an accessible form open to all ages and abilities. We’ll explore this idea of "invasive" as we make together, finding new solutions for unwanted plants and seeking connections between our horticultural and anthropological languages. Participants will make their own paper and generate new ideas about how to better treat our landscapes and neighbors.

Presenters
avatar for Meg Heeres

Meg Heeres

Meg Heeres has called Detroit home since 2007 where she’s been involved in the community as an artist, advocate, and tea, The Invasive Paper Project
Meg Heeres has called Detroit home since 2007 where she's been involved in the community as an artist, advocate, and teacher, all roles she plays with her Invasive Paper Project. She maintains a studio on Detroit's west side. Meg also works as a facilitator and strategist for local... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
MCGREGOR: Room J

10:00am

An Introduction to Pleasure Activism
*New location!* How can we make justice and liberation the most pleasurable experiences humans can have? In this session we will explore our individual and collective experiences of pleasure and what they can teach us about finding ways to make co-existence, particularly practices of justice, more pleasurable. We will listen to Audre Lorde`s "Uses of the Erotic", engage in intimate conversation, and generate strategy, practices and questions to carry back out into our work.

Presenters
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adrienne maree brown

adrienne maree brown is author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements. She is a writer, social justice facilitator, pleasure activist, healer and doula living in Detroit., Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute
adrienne maree brown is author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements. She is a writer, social justice facilitator, pleasure activist, healer and doula living in Detroit.


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Community Arts Auditorium

10:00am

Centralizing Survivors: Restorative Justice ReVamped
Why is it hard to successfully implement restorative justice in activism? RJ is not only an accountability processes, it is healing for the survivor and restoration for communities. Centralizing Survivors: Restorative Justice ReVamped will explore how deconstructing social capital, centering survivors, and participation from communities are necessary for effective restorative justice. Participants will develop a RJ plan that consists of healing, accountability, and restoration.

Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STUDENT CENTER: Room 025

10:00am

Community Action Research to Empower, Engage, and Transform
Participants will explore the history and purpose of We the People of Detroit’s Community Research Collective. In addition, they will strategize how they can employ community action research and knowledge in their own work. Participants will explore the importance of intergenerational community organizing and see what it looks like in action. This workshop will aim to share community action research rooted in justice in order to cultivate equitable and sustainable communities.

Presenters
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Emily Kutil

Emily Kutil is an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, a freelance designer, and a member of We the People of Detroit Community Research Collective., University of Detroit Mercy
Emily Kutil is an adjunct professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture, a freelance designer, and a member of We the People of Detroit Community Research Collective.
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Monica Lewis-Patrick

We The People of Detroit
Deeply disturbed by the water crisis in her home state of Michigan, set out to provide daily essentials to those in need. She has helped low-income families and the elderly, from Detroit to Flint, gain access to clean water—something many of us take for granted. Through her work... Read More →
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Kaitlin Popielarz

Wayne State University
Kaitlin Popielarz is a teacher educator and PhD student at Wayne State University's College of Education in Detroit, Michigan. Kaitlin is a former secondary and adult education social studies teacher, which is where her passion for powerful learning communities blossomed. She is a... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
STATE HALL: Room 131

10:00am

Five Miles of Freedom: African American History Tour in Detroit
The Tour takes us to sites in Detroit`s Black History that outline the connection between the fight against slavery, the civil rights movement, Black self-determination and the 1967 Rebellion.
*To sign up for a tour, please visit the Info Desk in the Student Center*

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Jamon Jordan

Black Scroll Network History & Tours
BIO: Jamon Jordan is an educator, writer & historian. Also known as Baba Jamon, he has been a teacher of African & African American history for 20 years and a researcher of Black history for decades . He taught at the African centered Nsoroma Institute in Detroit for 10 years. He... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 12:45pm
SHUTTLE STOP: Anthony + Kirby

10:00am

Where is Vincent Chin?: Asian American Tour of Detroit
The presence of Detroit Asian Americans activism is often excluded from general narratives of the city and Asian American history.

We will build upon collective awareness and knowledge by facilitating a tour of Detroit through the lenses of Asian American justice organizing and geographic movements. We will collectively connect to past and future locations of struggle and community building in Detroit and beyond.
*To sign up for a tour, please visit the Info Desk in the Student Center*

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Rebecca J. Kinney

Bowling Green State University
Rebecca J. Kinney is a teacher and scholar of ethnic studies and urban studies. She grew up in Metro Detroit and is currently work on community development history of Rust Belt Chinatowns.
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Soh Suzuki

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Soh Suzuki was introduced to Detroit's grassroots community organizing initiatives through the planning of the 20th year remembrance of Vincent Chin's murder and then working with Detroit Summer to create a community based mural in Chinatown. He resided at the Boggs Center to Nurture... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 1:45pm
SHUTTLE STOP: Anthony Wayne + Kirby

10:00am

Playable Zines: Making and Distributing Bite-sized Videogames
Most people think of videogames as being big, blockbuster escapist fantasies, or addictive puzzles used to fill time. This session will explore how to use free and accessible tools like Twine, Bitsy and Scratch to create games inspired by zine culture: Tiny digital interactive experiences that can be shared with friends or a broader audience online. Participants will learn how to imagine videogames on a more intimate scale, emphasizing the personal, political and artistic side of the medium.

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Sagan Yee

Hand Eye Society
Sagan Yee is the executive director of the Hand Eye Society in Toronto, a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring videogames as an art form and means of creative expression. She has spoken about inclusivity, community-building and game-making in Toronto, Montreal, Austin, San... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:30pm
STUDENT CENTER: Room 384

11:00am

The Asymmetrical Table at Dream Cafe
Brunch: 11 am - 2 pm (family-style set menu; walk-ins only)

Chef and artist Amanny Ahmad cooks Palestinian food as a reclamation of cuisine, culture, and history.

Sunday June 17, 2018 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dream Cafe (Cass Cafe) 4620 Cass Ave

11:45am

Activism Is Not Criminal: Stop the Killings in the Philippines
President Duterte has made countless headlines in international media due to his fascist Drug War, declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao, and all-out war against the revolutionary forces and mass movement. Join us in our Stop the Killings campaign to learn more about the human rights crisis and the active role media creators have to combat imperialism. Most importantly, we will strategize action items as students committed to movement building in solidarity with the masses around the world!

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Adrian Bonifacio

Anakbayan USA
Adrian Bonifacio is the Chairperson of Anakbayan-USA. He is originally from Chicago, but is now based in San Jose, California. He graduated from Standford University and has a love for plants!
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Joelle Eliza Lingat

Anakbayan USA
Joelle Eliza Lingat is Secretary General of Anakbayan-USA, a national democratic comprehensive mass organization of Filipino youth and students. She graduated from Oberlin College with Honors in 2014 with majors in Environmental Studies and Comparative American Studies, a minor in... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
STATE HALL: Room 135

11:45am

Advance Your Work with Allied Media Projects
We will provide a space for participants to learn about the Allied Media Projects Sponsored Project Program’s fiscal sponsorship and supportive services, hear from current sponsored projects about their experience, and explore whether the program might be a good fit for their work. Participants will walk away with a greater understanding of fiscal sponsorship as a way to obtain resources for their work and of the specific offerings of the Sponsored Projects Program.

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Serena Maria Daniels

Tostada Magazine
Serena is the co-founder and editor of Tostada Magazine, an independent new media outlet that celebrates the rich culture of Metro Detroit's food scene. Her food writing appears in NPR's The Salt, Lucky Peach, Eater, Extra Crispy, the Metro Times and others. Her reporting on stories... Read More →
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Cayden Mak

18 Million Rising
Executive Director, 18 Million Rising. Part of the leadership of the network of Movement Techies formed last year at the Highlander Center convergence.
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Toni Moceri

Allied Media Projects
Toni Moceri directs AMP's sponsored projects program, supporting over 100 sponsored projects working at the intersection of media and social justice.
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Tawana Petty

Detroit Community Technology Project/Petty Propolis
Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty is a mother, anti-racist social justice organizer, youth advocate, poet and author. She is the Data Justice Coordinator and Communications Assistant for the Detroit Community Technology Project (DCTP), founding member of the Our Data Bodies Project (ODB... Read More →
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Benito "Mav-One" Vasquez

Native to Southwest Detroit, Benito "Mav-One"Vasquez came up at a time when hip-hop was a cultural norm. Breakdance crews practiced at parks and rec centers, were respected by community leaders and maintained a competitive, non-combative spirit in their competitions. Existing in the... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
STATE HALL: Room 118

11:45am

Ancestral Connections for Black and Indigenous Solidarity
This lunchtime meetup will discuss the unique & shared history of Indigenous & Diasporic Black/African communities & how they have & must continue to intersect in movements & solidarity today. We will discuss/unpack the meanings, histories, and associations of common terminology along with dispelling common fallacies/erasure, anti-Blackness and brainstorm material ideas for further challenging bias and colonial constructs while discussing shared language and avenues for solidarity between our communities.

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Sacramento Knoxx

The Aadizookaan
"Knoxx seeks to create a dynamic storytelling experience with their Aadizookaan team, and "the aadizookaan" is an Anishinaabe word that translates into the sacred spirit of the story, the messages we share and pass on in our visits. And Knoxx uses multimedia art to build interconnections... Read More →
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Briana Urena-Ravelo

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Briana Ureña-Ravelo is a 27 year old femme first generation Afro-Dominicana based in West Michigan. She is a radical abolitionist Black community organizer, anarchist, intersectional feminist, freelance writer, artist, poet, activist, thinker, and dreamer. Her interests include music... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
STATE HALL: Room 127

11:45am

Beyond "Multiple Personalities": Creating Plural Pride Media
We are here, and we exist, as many people in one body. There are millions like us: excluded from movements and society, we hold keys to liberation. Media has been far from an ally. Learn from and contribute to the work of the emerging movement to center people who are plural/multiple and or experience dissociative identity disorder, and understand this work as a template for engaging across neurodiversity and disability. Stereotypes will be shed, insights gained, and alliances forged.

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Sunday June 17, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
STATE HALL: Room 123

11:45am

black enuf* screening & discussion (for POCs)
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Carrie Hawks

Carrie Hawks harnesses the magic of animation to tell stories. The artist works in a variety of medium including drawing, Maroonhorizon Media LLC
Carrie Hawks harnesses the magic of animation to tell stories. The artist works in a variety of medium including drawing, doll-making, and performance. Their work addresses gender, sexuality, and race. They have shown in New York, Atlanta, Kansas City, Toronto, and Tokyo. They hold... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
STATE HALL: Room 113

11:45am

Black Michigan Urban-Rural Collaboration
How do we understand the relationship between urban and rural black communities in the Metro Detroit Area? Our session will explore media-based approaches to form and imagine black urban-rural collaboration. Participants will collectively reflect on the ways this collaboration will enhance social change, while creating projects for socio-political, cultural, and economic cooperation. Participants will design strategies and form relationships to create, plan, maintain this collaborative.

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Ezekiel Joubert III

Ezekiel Joubert III is an educator, community involved scholar and creative writer. As a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Instruction-Culture and Teaching at the University of Minnesota, his work with pre-service teachers focuses on how to make social change in and out of their classrooms by engaging in historical injustices. His research explores the educational challenges and visions of black rural communities near Metro Detroit, where he researches the ways in which black students and their families respond to and reimagine the contemporary educational structures that prevent equal access to quality education. His current projects include gathering life histories of black elders living in rural metro Detroit, forming an urban-rural Black Southeast Michigan collaborative with his younger brothers and writing a collection of speculative poems and short stories on teaching in underserved schools., University of Minnesota
Ezekiel Joubert III is an educator, community involved scholar and creative writer. As a doctoral candidate in Curriculum and Instruction-Culture and Teaching at the University of Minnesota, his work with pre-service teachers focuses on how to make social change in and out of their... Read More →
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Batiste Joubert

Batiste Joubert is a former collegiate basketball player and is a race horse exercise rider, horse trainer, horseback riding instructor and equine enthusiast. As a rural Michigan resident, he is a committed mentor, teacher, and coach to children and adults interested in horseback riding, where he gives fundamental riding lessons. He is studying to become a licensed thoroughbred and quarter horse trainer. He has pursued efforts that conserve, commensurate, and recover stories of black cowboys and horsemen across the state as a member of the Michigan Black Horsemen organization., Michigan Black Horseman
Batiste Joubert is a former collegiate basketball player and is a race horse exercise rider, horse trainer, horseback riding instructor and equine enthusiast. As a rural Michigan resident, he is a committed mentor, teacher, and coach to children and adults interested in horseback... Read More →
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Janeau Joubert

Janeau Joubert is currently working on his B.A. in general business at Davenport University where he plays varsity men’s basketball. He grew up in Sumpter, Michigan and graduated from Ypsilanti Community High School. He is committed to working with black rural and intercity youth through athletic programing and coaches youth basketball camps., Davenport University
Janeau Joubert is currently working on his B.A. in general business at Davenport University where he plays varsity men's basketball. He grew up in Sumpter, Michigan and graduated from Ypsilanti Community High School. He is committed to working with black rural and intercity youth... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
STATE HALL: Room 117

11:45am

Black Trans Love is Black Wealth Writing Workshop
We write this call to Black Trans, gender-non-conforming, and non-binary folk with excitement and urgency: It is our time to add our voices and our stories to this vibrant Black queer literary lineage. We are hosting a writing space for Black Trans and GNC folk to write, share, and build the strength of our writerly voices as individuals and a collective.

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Evolve Benton

Evolve Benton identifies as royal, black, queer and artist. They love using the mediums of writing poetry, essays, letters, and drawing illustrations to heal from racial battle fatigue, homophobia, and transphobia they have experienced. Evolve believes transformative healing can happen through the use and creation of art and a commitment to experiencing and uplifting love. Evolve is the co-founder of Theta Xi Theta, Fraternity, Inc. and a MFA Candidate in Poetry at Antioch University of Los Angeles where they are finishing up a critical paper on “Black Queer Harlem the era of the 1920’s” and their first book of poetry and illustrations. Evolve has been published in the Dillard Review (2008), Trans bodies, Trans Selves (2014) and Outside the XY: Queer Black and Brown Masculinity(2016)., Theta Xi Theta, Fraternity, Inc.
Evolve Benton identifies as royal, black, queer and artist. They love using the mediums of writing poetry, essays, letters, and drawing illustrations to heal from racial battle fatigue, homophobia, and transphobia they have experienced. Evolve believes transformative healing can happen... Read More →
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Kai M. Green

Kai M. Green is a shape-shifting Black Queer nerd; An Afro-Future, freedom-dreaming, rhyme slinging dragon slayer in search of a new world. A scholar, poet, facilitator, and filmmaker, Dr. Green is Assistant Professor Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Williams College. Dr. Green has published in numerous scholarly journals including GLQ, South Atlantic Quarterly, Black Camera, and TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly. He co-edited a special issue of TSQ on Black Studies/Trans* Studies. He is also co-editor of a forthcoming Anthology entitled Black Trans Love is Black Wealth . He is a proud member of BYP100 (Black Youth Project) where he sits on the healing and safety council., BYP100 & Williams College
Kai M. Green is a shape-shifting Black Queer nerd; An Afro-Future, freedom-dreaming, rhyme slinging dragon slayer in search of a new world. A scholar, poet, facilitator, and filmmaker, Dr. Green is Assistant Professor Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Williams College. Dr... Read More →
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Dora Santana

Dora Santana is a black Brazilian trans woman warrior scholar activist artist who believes in the trans-formative power of stories embodied in flesh, in language and in ancestral energies. She is also interested in how our diasporic transitionings can offer ways of imagining and forging socio-political-love communities. In her case, transitioning between Brazil and the US; between Portuguese and Englis; between the secular and the sacred, are some of her routes of crossing. Healing for her comes in the form of networking, of individual and collective dialogic creation as counter voices to imposed distorted imaginaries of black queer/trans/gnc bodies as a threat. Currently she is a PhD Candidate in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin where her work focuses on what she call Trans Quilombismo/Marronage as strategy to achieve freedom., UT Austin
Dora Santana is a black Brazilian trans woman warrior scholar activist artist who believes in the trans-formative power of stories embodied in flesh, in language and in ancestral energies. She is also interested in how our diasporic transitionings can offer ways of imagining and forging... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
STATE HALL: Room 125

11:45am

Black, Queer, and Trans Filmmaking Network
What if Black queer and trans people had the resources to tell our own stories through film? In this strategy session, facilitated by House of Pentacles, we will get the opportunity to self-identify our individual and collective skills, achievements, and areas of growth in film, while strategizing about funneling additional film resources and opportunities into Black queer and trans communities. This session is for Black queer and trans filmmakers of all experience levels.

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Courtney Sebring

Courtney Sebring is a Southern queer femme from Durham, NC. She is a storyteller, visual artist, and community organizer dedication to the liberation of all Black people. Courtney is currently serving as the Development Director at House of Pentacles, working to secure funders and community partners for the Black queer and trans film training program. When the revolution is won, Courtney plans to spend her time on all the DIY projects on her Pinterest boards., House of Pentacles
Courtney Sebring is a Southern queer femme from Durham, NC. She is a storyteller, visual artist, and community organizer dedicated to the liberation of all Black people. Courtney is currently serving as the Development Director at House of Pentacles, working to secure funders and... Read More →
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Joie Lou Shakur

Joie Lou Shakur is a Black Trans Immigrant from Jamaica. They are currently a southern organizer, healer, and artist. Joie is also the founder of House of Pentacles, a Black queer and trans film training program and production house. When they’re not behind a camera, you can find Joie twerking, practicing karaoke, or leaving yelp reviews at yo mamas kitchen table., House of Pentacles
Joie Lou Shakur is a Black Trans Immigrant from Jamaica.¬†They are currently a southern organizer, medicine maker, and artist. Joie is also the founder of House of Pentacles, a Black trans film training program and production house. When they're not behind a camera, you can find... Read More →
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Maya Washington

House of Pentacles
Maya Avery is a Black queer woman from Atlanta, Georgia. At House of Pentacles, Maya utilizes the science of human centered design and intentional living principles by creating warm, safe spaces for folks to organize, convene, create, and be supported emotionally. She values the power... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
STATE HALL: Room 131

11:45am

Community Storytelling: Amplifying Neighborhood Voices
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Imani Mixon

Freelance Writer
Imani Mixon is a Detroit-based and embraced writer who reports on neighborhood change and creative independence.


Sunday June 17, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
STATE HALL: Room 115

11:45am

Light Your Fire: Altar Candles for Resilience
Fire, light, and candles support many of us in our spiritual journeys. All are invited to share ways they use candles in rituals and practices for resilience. Participants will be provided with pre-poured glass votive candles and art supplies to adorn them — some femmifestations could be a picture of an ancestor to connect with, a drawing of place that is missed, or a feeling one wishes to embody. Everyone will leave with a candle and tools to light their spiritual path forward.

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Robin Markle

Philly Childcare Collective
Robin Markle is an artist, organizer and revolutionary witch practicing their crafts in West Philadelphia. They often collaborate with local organizations on art pieces to aid in the group's political work, namely Decarcerate PA and the Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
STATE HALL: Room 134

11:45am

Meditation Sittings with M.J. Davenport (from Still Point Zen Buddhist Temple)
Organizing to transform the world is difficult business. Come decompress, reconfigure, chill, or relax with a secular group meditation offered by M.J. Davenport. These sessions will be partially guided and trauma-informed - safe for absolute beginners and seasoned pros alike. 

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Sunday June 17, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
MCGREGOR: Room L/M

11:45am

Radical Grandparents! An Intergenerational Conversation
How do elders share space with younger generations in ways that respect tradition and ancestors, while welcoming progress, change, and innovation? How do they share their radical convictions with youth? Hey, Millennials and beyond, how do you partner with elders, without letting your differences divide you? What about the inevitability of decline and disability that come with age? This intergenerational workshop will cultivate deep listening, trust, and new ways of collaborating.

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Aiko Fukuchi

EMEAC/Michigan Student Power Alliance
Aiko Fukuchi has been living and organizing in Detroit, Michigan for the past three years. Their work focuses on environmental justice, and queer/trans liberation
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Hong Gwi-Seok

Advocates for Baba Baxter
Gwi-Seok is a mother, grandmother, activist, and poet. She actively mentors and is mentored by members of several generations.
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Baba Baxter Jones

Advocates for Baba Baxter
Baba Baxter Jones is a Native Detroiter born and raised during the Baby Boomer generation. He is a survivor of Traumatic Brain, PTSD, Spinal Cord injuries, and Chronic Pain/Debilitation. Baba uses a wheelchair and other assistive technology devices for his mobility. He fights for... Read More →
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Myrtle Thompson-Curtis

Feedom Freedom
Mama Myrtle Curtis grows food with Feedom Freedom Growers, nurtures generations, and serves as a community anchor on the far east side of Detroit.


Sunday June 17, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
STATE HALL: Room 116

1:00pm

Gabby Smashes: A Conversation about Race & Social Justice
New web comedy “Gabby Antonio Smashes The Imperialist, White Supremacist, Capitalist Patriarchy” follows a young Filipina nonprofit worker as she struggles to change the world from the whitest city in America - Portland, Oregon. The show was inspired by the creators’ experiences as women of color in the nonprofit sector. Join them for a screening and interactive discussion about how everyday inequities pervade our movements - and how we can work together to make it better.

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Luann Algoso

Luann Algoso is a Portland-based writer and cultural worker. She is activated by variations of the written word, including prose, poetry, research, and performance. She immerses herself in the different methods words can be used to shift harmful narratives and to envision alternatives. Luann received her Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution at Portland State University with the project titled, “Comedy as a Platform for Marginalized Voices: Asian American Women and the Disoriented Comedy Showcase”. She is a 2017 recipient of the Golden Spot Award Residency, a curated artist in residency program with Caldera Arts., BrownGirl Decolonized Productions
Luann Algoso is a Portland-based writer and cultural worker. She is activated by variations of the written word, including prose, poetry, research, and performance. She immerses herself in the different methods words can be used to shift harmful narratives and to envision alternatives... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 125

1:00pm

SARAP - FilipinX Drag Horror Cooking Show
SARAP is Culinary Terrorism. It refuses to reproduce under represented communities as a valuable commodity to be consumed while dismissing the importance of memory, family and community in shaping queer histories. In Sarap, I view the audience as my dinner guests and I, as the host, actively engage all their senses as I cook, play and serve food. With just one bite of the right dish, you can taste the stories from back home – each ingredient and way of cooking providing its own lesson.

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Khary Mathurin

Khary Mathurin aka DJ K is a DJ, party promoter, and sound designer based in Toronto. He is the co-founder of the Queer and Trans People of Colour parties Wyze Gyal at Wayla Bar which decentralizes people of colour parties from downtown Toronto to the “East End” and Mink at the Beaver. He also co-founded the Black queer shapeshifting art project The Gravelpitt which explores the textural and narrative potential of sound. Lastly, Khary is the sound designer for Patrick Salvani/Ms. Nookie Galore’s FilipinX Drag Horror Cooking Show Sarap at the 2017 Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Mayworks Working People and the Arts Festival at Alliance de Francais, and Invisible Footprints at OCAD University. You can hear Khary Mathurin/DJ K’s work here: www.soundcloud.com/couldbek, Another Story Bookshop
Khary Mathurin aka DJ K is a DJ, party promoter, and sound designer based in Toronto. He is the co-founder of the Queer and Trans People of Colour parties Wyze Gyal at Wayla Bar which decentralizes people of colour parties from downtown Toronto to the "East End" and Mink at the Beaver... Read More →
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Patrick Salvani

Drag Musical
MS NOOKIE GALORE!!! Having been raised to fear everything, Ms. Nookie Galore has an un/comfortable relationship with stories that haunt us. He/She/They/Anything including "ho" is not your average FilipinX genderqueer, pansexual, hairy asian, horror storytelling, father fuckin' Drag... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STUDENT CENTER: Hilberry B

1:00pm

A Radical Wikipedia Workshop
Wikipedia’s anyone-can-edit ethos has resulted in documented gender and racial coverage gaps and policies amplifying media echo-chambers. Wikipedia articles inadequately cover allegations of harassment and sexual abuse even as the #metoo and #timesup movements are ousting celebs/media producers from positions of power. During this interactive session, we’ll identify and address limitations of Wikipedia’s policies and culture, and learn how to host local edit-a-thons that amplify radical voices.

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Nora Almeida

Interference Archive
Nora Almeida is a Brooklyn-based writer and librarian. She works at the New York City College of Technology and is a volunteer at Interference Archive.
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Melissa Chavez

Melissa Chavez is a digital and physical space UX designer specializing in communications and interactions for events, sites, and applications. She provides consulting for nonprofits and the City of Portland on improving the accessibility of events and proposal processes, with current... Read More →
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Lena Greenberg

Interference Archive
Lena Greenberg supports education and programming at Interference Archive. Lena also works with young people to envision a world beyond plastics through creative storytelling and manages farmers markets across New York City
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Jen Hoyer

Interference Archive / Brooklyn Public Library
Jen Hoyer helps make things go at Interference Archive and teaches about local history at the Brooklyn Public Library. She loves working through how archives can help people understand themselves and their place in the world around them.
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Lauren Hudgins

To the Point Collaborative
Lauren Hudgins earned her MA in Publishing and her MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Portland State University. She bikes about the rainy Pacific Northwest to keep her endorphins flowing and works as a digital strategist. Her essay on Comic Sans and the right of people use whatever... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STUDENT CENTER: Hilberry D

1:00pm

Adventures in Co-Design!
What does it mean for people to engage in the design of spaces and tools connected to their daily lives? From public spaces to research reports, design has a critical role in our movements. To be just and effective, it must be led by and center people with lived experience of the issues. In this session, we`ll share experiences and processes while co-designing a study guide for the book Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Women of Color. Participants will experiment with co-design exercises and tools.

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Una Lee

Design Justice Network / And Also Too
Una Lee is a graphic designer, community-led design facilitator, and community organizer. She is the creative director of And Also Too, a design studio for social justice visionaries and an organizer of the Design Justice Network, which seeks to use design as a tool for collective... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STUDENT CENTER: Hilberry A

1:00pm

Afro Mexicans of the Costa Chica in Mexico
This session will explore the conditions of Afro Mexicans in the Costa Chica of Guerrero and Oaxaca of Mexico. Highlighting the Afro Mexican movement, workshop participants will gain an understanding of the issues and demands of these communities. Through movement based explorations inspired by stories, songs, and material objects, participants will learn about the factors that threaten their erasure. The intended outcome of this session will be to strategize how to build a solidarity movement.

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Fabiola Torralba

Dance. Community. Engagement.
Fabiola Torralba was born in Guerrero, Mexico and was raised in the Westside of San Antonio, Texas. Trained as a cultural worker and grassroots organizer, they engage art making as a transformative practice for building community, civic engagement, and social-cultural awareness. Fabiola... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STUDENT CENTER: Room 020

1:00pm

Detroit Comix Party: Business Is Pleasure
Self-publishing is the most direct route to self-expression. We want to celebrate the incredible potential of wild, intimate, and spectacularly bizarre work that self-publishing can quickly fertilize and spread. Attendees will bring digital or printed examples of their original content to the session and we will facilitate a group discussion on the most effective and powerful way to publish each work. Participants leave with a clear, easy plan for rapid self-publishing.

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Mike Burridge

Detroit Comix Party
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Kevin Eckert

Detroit Comix Party
Kevin Eckert is a multimedia artist known for his illustration, design, and video work in the Metro Detroit area. As an award-winning instructor, he has taught animation and video production classes at Living Arts, Community Media Network Television, and the Contemporary Art Institute... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 113

1:00pm

First Response for Gunshots and Asthma
Ujimaa Medics is a Black collective of health workers and healers, organizers, and families that is spreading life-saving skills to our communities in Chicago. In this session participants will learn about our vision of healers and community care first responders on every block. Participants will walk away knowing some principles for first aid, treatment related to physical and emotional trauma, dealing with police, calling 911, and asthma emergency and preventative care.

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Martine Caverl

Ujimaa Medics
She is a co-founder of Ujimaa Medics. She is also a street medic, registered nurse, doula, and mother.
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Ana Lily Mccullom

Ana Lily is a member and experienced workshop leader with Ujimaa Medics. She is a student at Kenwood HS., Ujimaa Medics
Ana Lily is a member and experienced workshop leader with Ujimaa Medics. She is a student at Kenwood HS.
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Amika Tendaji

Ujimaa Medics
Amika is a co-founder of UMedics. She is also a street medic, community organizer, and mother.


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STUDENT CENTER: Room 025

1:00pm

Fuel the Poor People's Campaign with Music
Music activates people in ways that simple speech/protesting cannot. This session makes a space for learning and creating movement songs with a focus on the Poor People’s Campaign. First, we`ll share songs, originals and remixes). Those who want to write or compose will do that next. We`ll end with different people practicing leading songs to sustain our movements! Participants should leave the workshop with new songs learned/written and better prepared to lead a group in song. Instruments welcome.

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Naim Edwards

Detroit Organizer
Naim is a Morehouse man, hailing from Harrisburg, PA. He has lived in Detroit four years now with a commitment to bringing forth justice particularly in the land, food and environmental spheres. This past February, he participated in the Poor People's Campaign, Theomusicology convening... Read More →
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Yexenia Vanegas

PPC Organizer
Yexenia is an artist, educator, organizer, and cultural worker who loves children.


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 131

1:00pm

Hand Game Gang and Cypher: Youth Play bc (before computers)
Show the children how you played, play again, and learn new ways to play. Share. Explore the links that bind our play, the differences and similarities of how they have changed

Presenters
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Zomi Huron

None
Zomi Huron is your everyday eastside dreamer with hoop dreams, he fancies himself as a sometimes farmer, mycologist, ideator, and a always father.


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STUDENT CENTER: Hilberry E

1:00pm

Practical Magic: Lunar Ritual for Manifestation
Ritual connects our intentions with spiritual support to increase our powers of manifestation. In this workshop we will walk through how to incorporate spiritual tools such as astrology, candle magic, herbs, and energy cleaning to create a ritual for success, opportunity, or purification.

Presenters
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Carmen Mayes

Carmen Mayes is a Spiritual Coach, Astrologer, and Reiki practitioner. Her practice is centered on helping clients gain personal insight, self-discovery, and healing using spirituality and universal wisdom. Carmen offers private sessions, leads monthly workshops and lunar circles, and shares her experiences with rituals and spiritual tools such as candles, crystals, energy healing, the power of attraction, and other practical magic her website www.writtennthestars.com, MINKA Brooklyn
Carmen Mayes is a Spiritual Coach, Astrologer, and Reiki practitioner. Her practice is centered on helping clients gain personal insight, self-discovery, and healing using spirituality and universal wisdom. Carmen offers private sessions, leads monthly workshops and lunar circles... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
MCGREGOR: Room C

1:00pm

Sex Worker Archives: Preserving Our Histories
Participants will learn about preserving sex worker history, and about the scope of the Sex Worker Archives. This workshop is for those who identify as sex workers, have been involved sex trade, sex worker rights organizing, and anyone who has something to contribute to the archives. Please bring any documents or artifacts you would like to submit to the archives. Materials will be made available to digitize documents if the originals aren’t to be parted with.

Presenters
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Juniper Fleming

Sex Worker Archives and Streetlight Detroit
Juniper Fleming is an artist currently living in Detroit. She recieved her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2014. She was awarded a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) Fellowship in 2013. Her film, Predatory Prostitute has been screened in the 28th MIX NYC Queer Experimental... Read More →
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Zee St. James

Sex Worker Archives and Streetlight Detroit
A self-described ‚Äòmanic pixie dream whore', Zee St. James is passionate about sex worker rights organizing. Some of their recent projects include facilitating a peer-led support group, developing a harm reduction based street outreach program (Streetlight Detroit), and curating... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STUDENT CENTER: Room 384

1:00pm

Education for Abolition
Young people and educators - both in and out of schools - have a critical role to play in the struggle to abolish police and prisons, and reimagine "justice" in terms of restoration, transformation, and community healing. In this informal public conversation between Mariame Kabe and adrienne maree brown, participants will build their collective and individual imagination for a world without police or prisons. They will be invited to consider their own everyday responsibilities to this movement.

Presenters
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adrienne maree brown

adrienne maree brown is author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements. She is a writer, social justice facilitator, pleasure activist, healer and doula living in Detroit., Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute
adrienne maree brown is author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds and the co-editor of Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements. She is a writer, social justice facilitator, pleasure activist, healer and doula living in Detroit.
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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 →


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 101

1:00pm

Humanizing Schooling In Detroit
Learn how People In Education is humanizing schooling in Detroit. Educators, students, and media artists from DFS will share their lessons and experiences working in schools in Detroit. Starting off with a lively debate, we will share our media projects including the Out-of-School Project and our work with The Boggs School. Participants will leave with practices and resources for thinking about community issues in their classrooms.

Presenters
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Alondra Castañeda

People In Education
I am a youth born and raised in Detroit. I enjoy learning about issues that affect my community, exploring how art can be used as a powerful tool to teach others, and media making. I like creating music and visual art, and I think the love for my city
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N8 Mullen

People In Education
Nathaniel Mullen is the director of Detroit Future Schools (DFS), a sponsored project of AMP. He joined the AMP team in 2011, as part of the founding team of DFS. Nate's work thrives at the intersection of art, education and people. For eight years, Nate has worked in classrooms... Read More →
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kelly rickert

The James and Grace Lee Boggs School
Kelly is the 1/2nd grade teacher at the James and Grace Lee Boggs School


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 134

1:00pm

Mariposas & Unicorns: Narratives Defying Borders and Binaries
This session will show how immigrant and TGNC youth and communities are joining forces to build liberatory narratives. Their stories resist xenophobic and transphobic tropes in dominant culture. Youth producers from GAP will feature their music video “Borders & Binaries Rejects” and speak about their process for building community power through media. National partners will speak on the impact their media has had on culture shifting xenophobic and transphobic narratives and attacks.

Presenters
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Giselle Ariel Bleuz

Giselle works at Global Action Project making films for social change. Giselle began her filmmaking experience 3 years ago at GAP. During her time with GAP, she has worked on editing films, writing screenplays, and directing short productions including last year’s film “Over Stigmatized”, which has been screened in festivals across the country. As a peer media educator, she taken on the role of working with both immigrant and TLGBQ youth to train them on social justice media-making, supporting them to be a voice for gender non-conforming and immigrant communities. She leads screenings of GAP films and workshops at schools, social service centers, partner organizations and conferences around NYC. Giselle was recently featured in the Huff Post as one of the 10 trans filmmakers that are helping people gain a better perspective on transgender stories., Global Action Project
Giselle works at Global Action Project making films for social change. Giselle began her filmmaking experience 3 years ago at GAP. During her time with GAP, she has worked on editing films, writing screenplays, and directing short productions including last year's film "Over Stigmatized... Read More →
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Citlali Ortiz

Citlali is a Community Media in Action Fellow at Global Action Project and a organizer with the New York State Leadership Council., New York State Leadership Council
Citlali is a Community Media in Action Fellow at Global Action Project and a organizer with the New York State Leadership Council.


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 118

1:00pm

Reclaiming a [Native] Central American Narrative
The session begins with an introduction to the emergence of Central American production of media and storytelling. Within this dialogue, Tierra Narrative finds itself as a multimedia storytelling platform dedicated to the creation of new narratives through transnational cultural production between the Central American diaspora and the homeland. Through TN we prioritize the stories of Indigenous artists and other historically resilient groups that are left out of the latinidad conversation.

Presenters
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Génesis Mancheren Abaj

Génesis Mancheren Abaj is a Maya Kaqchikel artist from Queens, NY. A fierce and resilient Gemini, she expresses herself through various mediums: fiction, poetry, film. In her work she loves to explore Indigeneity and Indigenous futurisms, love and fuckboys, and ideas of home., Tierra Narrative
Génesis Mancheren Abaj is a Maya Kaqchikel artist from Queens, NY. A fierce and resilient Gemini, she expresses herself through various mediums: fiction, poetry, film. In her work she loves to explore Indigeneity and Indigenous futurisms, love and fuckboys, and ideas of home.
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Keyanna Blanco

Keyanna Gotay was raised in North Carolina. She’s the daughter of two Garifunas by way of Honduras. She is also the founder of Brown Sugar and Canela, a small business and Águilas Afro-Latino, a Student organization at North Carolina Central University.
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Delia Cumez

Delia is Maya Kaqchikel from San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala. Delia began her work in traditional theater and has branched out into working within film and experimental theater. Her work addresses gender, sex work, and internal migration., Artist
Delia is Maya Kaqchikel from San Juan Comalapa, Chimaltenango, Guatemala. Delia began her work in traditional theater and has branched out into working within film and experimental theater. Her work addresses gender, sex work, and internal migration.
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Kenia Guillen

Kenia R. Guillén is a visual artist working with narrative film and documentary photography to tell personal stories. Having migrated from El Salvador to New York, her work is heavily influenced by her undocumented experience away from home. Believing that the personal is political, her multimedia work is an exploration of the emotional nuances of migration. She is currently finishing up a film production degree at Brooklyn College, where she is writing and producing multiple short films that center the Central American community., Tierra Narrative
Kenia R. Guillén is a visual artist working with narrative film and documentary photography to tell personal stories. Having migrated from El Salvador to New York, her work is heavily influenced by her undocumented experience away from home. Believing that the personal is political... Read More →
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Leslie Martinez

Tierra Narrative
Leslie Arely Martinez is a designer and researcher. She's done amazing work from being a paralegal for Americans for Immigrant Justice to program manager for the Ecologies of Migrant Care Initiative at the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, ran demo sessions for the... Read More →
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Benjamin Rojas

Benjamin Omar Rojas, also known as “Mincho Vega” is a Californian native born to parents who had immigrated to the U.S. from El Salvador. He is a visual artist and educator.
Benjamin Omar Rojas, also known as "Mincho Vega" is a Californian native born to parents who had immigrated to the U.S. from El Salvador. He is a visual artist and educator.


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STUDENT CENTER: Hilberry C

1:00pm

Save Yourself! The Musical
A workshop for the musical “Save Yourself!” which follows a young girl's journey of escaping the corporate system and the dampening of a black woman's imagination and creativity. With a panel of community artists to follow, we will discuss and give an inside look at what it takes to finish a project or piece of work over an extended period of time. We will learn about advocating for self, generating practice space, building relationships, and trusting instincts as part of the creative process.

Presenters
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John Sloan III

Born and raised in Metro-Detroit, John studied Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan (BFA program `01-`05) and has over a decade of experience as a professional artist. An accomplished musician and actor, Sloan has performed in numerous regional theatres productions, concert events, and on the national tour of Disney`s The Lion King. Having produced and directed events across the country, his efforts are dedicated to the intersection of art and advocacy., The Helping Hands Campaign, BLMDetroit
Born and raised in Metro-Detroit, John studied Musical Theatre at the University of Michigan (BFA program '01-'05) and has over a decade of experience as a professional artist. An accomplished musician and actor, Sloan has performed in numerous regional theatres productions, concert... Read More →
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Britney Stoney

N/A
Britney Stoney is a singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist born and raised in Detroit, MI. She is a 2014 Kresge music fellow and most recently a playwright! She began her performance career at local open mics throughout the metro Detroit area but has now been featured on several... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STUDENT CENTER: Room 285

1:00pm

SWANA Peoples & Cultures: A Case Study in Research Justice
Through storytelling, learn about the peoples of Southwest Asia and North Africa. Our diapsoras have claimed the term SWANA to decolonize the naming of our region, colonially labeled the Middle East.

Presenters
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Alex Sandra Estafan

Ink & Glitter / Soulbright
Alex Sandra Estafan is a researcher, educator, and artist of Egyptian descent. They have taught ethnic studies at San Francisco State University and Cal State East Bay.


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 135

1:00pm

Whose Story Is It? De-colonizing Documentary Practice
In documentary is it the subject to whom the story belongs or the storyteller? We acknowledge that the history of the form is rooted in cultural, racial, gender and class-based colonialism, and often the most lauded films are made by privileged individuals about marginalized communities. This panel will discuss representation, authorship, and essentialism. Participants will collectively discuss building a framework to begin shifting away from conventional practices rooted in a colonial agenda.

Presenters
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Bryan Bello

Bryan Bello is a fellow at the Center for Media and Social Impact, a PhD researcher at American University’s School of Communication and a community filmmaker. He cofounded the nation’s first homeless filmmaking cooperative with eight men and women surviving the streets of Washington... Read More →
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Sonya Childress

Firelight Media
Sonya Childress serves as the Director of Partnerships and Engagement for Firelight Media. Sonya has positioned film as a tool to shift narratives and support social justice movement building for over 15 years. Prior to her tenure at Firelight, she held staff and consulting positions... Read More →
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Maori Holmes

BlackStar Film Festival & ARRAY
Maori is a curator, filmmaker and cultural worker. She is the founder of BlackStar Film Festival and currently serves as Executive Director of ARRAY Alliance. She has organized programs in film and performance at a myriad of organizations including: Anthology Film Archives, Institute... Read More →
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Nehad Khader

DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival
To capture the scope of her work, Nehad considers herself to be a cultural historian. She is a filmmaker, curator, editor, and writer whose work in film informs her work as a historian and vice versa. Trained in media and literature by Black and Palestinian creators, Nehad believes... Read More →
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Michael Premo

Storyline
Michael Premo is an artist, journalist and filmmaker. He is co-founder and Executive Producer at Storyline, a production company building power with story and strategy. Michael has created original film, theater and radio with numerous companies including Hip-Hop Theater Festival... Read More →
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Set Hernandez Rongkilyo

Soros Justice Fellow
Set Hernandez Rongkilyo is an undocumented immigrant filmmaker and organizer whose roots come from Bicol, Philippines. They are the product of their parents' sacrifices, their siblings' resilience, and their community's support. Set's practice involves the intersection of filmmaking... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 106

1:00pm

Building Relationships to Transform Local News
Relationships are power. When journalists only form relationships with institutions upholding capitalism, white supremacy, and other forms of oppression, our communities suffer. We can change that. In our session, we’ll share what we’ve learned organizing for stronger voices in local news and talk through how to build deep relationships with newsrooms in order to build more power in our communities. Participants will leave with strategies on how to reach out to newsrooms and set the news agenda.

Presenters
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Alicia Bell

Organizer, Free Press / Angelou House
Born, raised, and living in Charlotte, NC, Alicia Bell currently organizes with News Voices: North Carolina, a project of Free Press aimed at shifting the culture of community and journalist interaction and relationship. Outside of their work with Free Press, Alicia is apart of Angelou... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
MCGREGOR: Room B

1:00pm

Riverwise Conversation: How can we expand community journalism?
What are we learning from one year of publishing Riverwise? We will explore our efforts to deepen community based journalism and look for conversation on how best to encourage and develop new community writers. We are especially interested in experiences and ideas for encouraging neighborhood storytelling in a movement framework.

Presenters
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Eric Campbell

Riverwise
Eric is managing editor of Riverwise, a quarterly magazine focused on the work of facing the challenges of Detroit’s neighborhoods with a sense of hope.
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Gloria House

Riverwise collective
Editor
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Shea Howell

Boggs Center
Riverwise collective


Sunday June 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 114

3:00pm

Performing New Worlds Plenary and Closing Ceremony Celebration
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!

Moderators
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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 →

Presenters
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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 →
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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 →

Artists
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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

4:00pm

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!

Sunday June 17, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Community Arts Auditorium

6:00pm

The Free Brunch Program
Our session is an installation of a seasonal event that we have been producing in Philadelphia. The FREE BRUNCH PROGRAM started as a response to the ‘brunch culture’ that has invaded many cities experiencing food insecurity and blight. In the tradition of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense’s Free Breakfast program and in the joyful spirit of many traditions of feeding large groups of people a hearty meal with a side of entertainment and leisure, we welcome everyone to dress fancy and come hungry. Let’s nurture and feed each other, let’s do brunch.

Please Register for this event at https://freebrunchprogram.eventbrite.com


Presenters
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Charlyn Griffith/ Pronoun they or Honey

Socially Engaged Artist, Wholistic.art
They pray for freedom NOW, forever and for us all. Playing in this massive life experience and thinking about it a lot with 3 children, a partner and a lot of other loves. Their community is being shaped by the ancestors and there is gratitude at the Center of that experience. They... Read More →
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Asadullah Saed

Asadullah lives in Detroit and is a father and artisan host. He embodies the spirit of beautiful rebellion and wants to make ppl comfortable in his home. He will host the space for our event.
Asadullah lives in Detroit and is a father and artisan host. He embodies the spirit of beautiful rebellion and wants to make ppl comfortable in his home. He has generously provided the space for our program. His home is available on Airbnb and he looks forwarding to supporting more... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
OFFSITE

6:00pm

Black Independence Celebration
It ain’t easy being black in America, when it ain’t real freedom. What does freedom look like? What does your blackness look and feel like? What does black liberation look like in conversation with music, poetry, art, dance and convening? Come get free with AMFM and commemorate Juneteenth with Chicago curators, Detroit artists and more. Hosted by AMFM.

Sunday June 17, 2018 6:00pm - 10:00pm
The Baltimore Gallery 314 E Baltimore Ave

6:30pm

Matriarchy in the Kitchen: Supper Club From Nowhere x Kit an Kin at Folk
Dinner, first seating: 6:30 pm - 8 pm (family-style set menu, ticketed; walk-ins welcome)
Dinner, second seating: 8:30 pm - 10 pm (family-style set menu, ticketed; walk-ins welcome)

Chef Anya Peters and family joins forces with Chef Kia Damon, aka @kiacooks, whose Supper Club From Nowhere sits at the intersection of “love, activism and story-telling.” Hosted at the inspiring woman-of-color owned cafe Folk.

Purchase Tickets Here

Sunday June 17, 2018 6:30pm - 10:00pm
FOLK Detroit 1948, 1701 Trumbull Ave suite b Detroit, MI 48216

8:00pm

Allied Ever After
The AMC is over! Come get down with your AMC friends. DJs: Beige, Nandi, and Mike Medow.



Sunday June 17, 2018 8:00pm - Monday June 18, 2018 2:00am
Dream Cafe (Cass Cafe) 4620 Cass Ave