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Friday, June 15
 

11:00am

Black Snake Killaz: A #NoDAPL Story Film Screening
Black Snake Killaz is a feature-length documentary film about the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The audience will leave the screening with in-depth historical knowledge of what happened at Standing Rock and what protesters and independent journalists can expect during similar situations in the future.

Presenters
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Alex Binder

Unicorn Riot Collective Member, Unicorn Riot
Unicorn Riot Collective Member
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Christopher Schiano

Unicorn Riot Collective Member, Unicorn Riot
Unicorn Riot Collective Member
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Jenn Schreiter

Unicorn Riot Collective Member, Unicorn Riot
Unicorn Riot Collective Member
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Lorenzo Serna

Unicorn Riot Collective Member, Unicorn Riot
Unicorn Riot Collective Member


Friday June 15, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
STUDENT CENTER: Hilberry B

11:00am

Clark Park: A Documentary Screening & Discussion
A Screening of Clark Park, a documentary about Detroit`s last outdoor ice rink and a discussion on measuring the impact of Non-Profits through storytelling and filmmaking.

Presenters
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Troy Anderson

Troy has been documenting Detroit’s community development happenings through photography and video production since 2014. With a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Michigan State University and a passion for storytelling, Troy’s work has been featured in film festivals, local and statewide publications, and commercial advertising campaigns., Clark Park Coalition / Community Development Advocates of Detroit
Troy has been documenting Detroit's community development happenings through photography and video production since 2014. With a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Michigan State University and a passion for storytelling, Troy's work has been featured in film festivals, local... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 106

2:00pm

Aztec Dance and the Beginnings of the Day of the Dead Celebration
The origins of the Mexican Day of the Dead are often unknown or mislabeled as a celebration of Spanish roots. We`ll highlight the Aztek origin of the holiday and how it evolved to the celebration we know today. We'll have an Aztec dance performance explaining its significance, followed by a hands on Ofrenda installation with the participants. We'll learn about the significance of the tradition, how to set up a traditional Tlalmanalli (Aztec ofrenda), and the elements of a contemporary Ofrenda.

Presenters
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Kia Ix Arriaga

Multidisciplinary artist / cultural educator / Aztec Dancer, Detroit Institute of Arts
Kia Ix Arriaga was born in Cuernavaca Morelos, México. She graduated from Universidad del Sol in 1998, with a major in Graphic Design and illustration. In 2000, Arriaga moved to Detroit, in order to attend Wayne State University, pursuing a BFA in Metalsmithing and ceramics. Arriaga... Read More →
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Larry McMann

N/A
A/V Tech
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Naomi Acoyani Trevino

N/A
Ofrenda/performance assistant


Friday June 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
STUDENT CENTER: Room 020

2:00pm

BYP100 Presents The Black Joy Experience
Join BYP100 for the first stop on their live listening session tour for the upcoming debut album, The Black Joy Experience. The soul driven project highlights freedom songs and liberation chants from the current Movement for Black Lives.


Presenters
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Jonathan Lykes

Jonathan Lykes is a Black queer artist, activist and policy analyst. He currently works at the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), addressing disproportionality and disparities that affect LGBTQ and gender non-conforming youth impacted by deep-end systems (child welfare, mental health, homelessness and criminal justice). Jonathan’s interdisciplinary approach to art, activism and anti-oppression work, merges policy change, artistic expression and activism. Combining these forms of social transformation—and harnessing their synergy—Jonathan works to create awareness, promote personal healing, surmount institutional barriers and generate systemic change. Lykes is also a community organizer, currently serving as the co-chair of the BYP100 National Board of Directors. Jonathan is also the current Artistic Director for BYP100’s freedom song and chant album, The Black Joy Experience, helping to teach holistic energy through the Black radical tradition. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of, BYP100
Jonathan Lykes is a Black queer artist, activist and policy analyst. He currently works at the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP), addressing disproportionality and disparities that affect LGBTQ and gender non-conforming youth impacted by deep-end systems (child welfare... Read More →
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JeNae Taylor

BYP100
JeNae' Taylor, a native of Washington, DC and graduate of Columbia College Theatre Directing Program, is a theatre practitioner, poet, teaching artist, yuf enthusiast, culture emcee and curator of black girl magic. Using creativity as a platform to discover, explore and discuss her... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
STUDENT CENTER: Hilberry C

2:00pm

CareForce One Travelogues
Last January, artist Marisa Morán Jahn, her son Choco, and their buddy Anjum Asharia escaped blizzarding NYC and drove to Miami in their 60 year old station wagon, the CareForce One, meeting up with domestic workers, caregivers, and allies along the way. The result? “CareForce One Travelogues,” a Sundance-supported docu-series that digs into the intersections of care, immigration, race, legacies of slavery, economic justice, and more. More about this public art project at: www.careforce.co

Presenters
avatar for Anjum Asharia

Anjum Asharia

A media-maker and designer, Studio REV-
A media-maker and designer
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Marisa Jahn

Studio REV-
An artist and immersive media producer of Chinese and Ecuadorian descent, Marisa is currently an MIT Research Affiliate. Her work has been presented in museums and public spaces internationally and has received acclaim in major media outlets.


Friday June 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 106

2:00pm

Reflections in BlaQ: Performing Black Queer Archives
Can performance offer counterhegemonic approaches of constructing history? Reflections in BlaQ is a performance that explores the lives of Black gender/queer and trans people, based on research in filmmaker Marlon Riggs’ archives at Stanford University. This session will reflect on performance as queer(ing) history, archives as blueprints for intergenerational community building, and exhuming the voices of Black gender/queer artists from the archive.

Presenters
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Kiyan Williams

Kiyan Williams is a multidisciplinary artist and writer who explores Black queer subjectivity. They create performances, text, sounds, and installations informed by autoethnography, archival research, and social practice. Kiyan was born in Newark, NJ. They have performed/exhibited work across the country and internationally at venues including: Dixon Place (NYC), JACK Theater (NYC), La Mama Experimental Theater Club (NYC), SOMArts (San Francisco), SFMOMA (San Francisco), Bing Concert Hall (Stanford), Orpheum Theater (Graz, Austria) and more. Kiyan`s honors and awards include the EMERGENYC fellowship at the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics at NYU, Destiny Arts Center artist residency (Oakland, CA), Create Dangerously writing fellowship at the Obie-winning JACK Theater (Brooklyn, NY), Astraea Foundation Global Arts Fund, Stanford Arts Award, Trans Justice Funding Project Award, and the Gates Millennium Scholarship. Kiyan earned a BA with honors in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Columbia University
Kiyan Williams is a multidisciplinary artist and writer who explores Black queer subjectivity. They create performances, text, sounds, and installations informed by autoethnography, archival research, and social practice. Kiyan was born in Newark, NJ. They earned a BA from Stanford... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
MCGREGOR: Room B

2:00pm

Screening of New Detroit Documentary: Last Days of Chinatown
Screening of new documentary on the lower Cass Corridor in Detroit, investigating the history of the area, African-American & Asian issues, and neighborhood development. The film explores how residents survived community changes, how they sometimes didn`t, who fled the area and why - as gentrification now redefines the Corridor - long home to the poor and disenfranchised as well as to the artists and visionaries of the city. To be followed by discussion on local history and future land use.

Presenters
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Nicole Macdonald

Nicole Macdonald is an artist who paints and collages her Detroit environment in miniatures and maximums, portraits and landscapes, with brush and camera. As director of the Detroit Film Center from 2006-2009, Macdonald led screenings of local and independent film and video work in downtown Detroit. She has worked as a digital video instructor for Y-Arts (Southeast Michigan YMCA network), focusing on inner-city youth and low-income adult education and Detroit Area Film & Television (DAFT) to produce animated video shorts with high school students and with the Prison Creative Arts Project she ran art workshops through for incarcerated youth and adults. Her documentaries on the Detroit environment and city history have won Best Michigan Filmmaker at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Best Documentary at Humboldt Film Festival, and the John Michaels Filmmaker Award for Social Activism and Community Empowerment at the Big Muddy Film Festival, and have screened at Media City International and Full Frame film festivals., Independent Filmmaker
Nicole Macdonald is an artist who paints and collages her Detroit environment in miniatures and maximums, portraits and landscapes, with brush and camera. As director of the Detroit Film Center from 2006-2009, Macdonald led screenings of local and independent film and video work in... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
STUDENT CENTER: Hilberry A

4:00pm

BUFU: Our Selves, Our Stories, and Our Futures
We are the archive. Our bodies, our minds, and our hearts are technologies and storytelling tools more advanced and complex as any. We have been gathering stories for the past three years about Black & Asian cultural and political relationships around the globe and in this session will be sharing (for the first time) a pilot of an interactive installation of our multimedia documentary. Our intention is to implicate and activate all who participate vs just consuming the stories being presented.

Presenters
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Jazmin Jones

Jazmin Jones is a San Francisco Bay Area raised, Brooklyn based visual storyteller. Her photography, films, and installation pieces are united by their attention to color and interest in the human condition. Jazmin`s work has been described as "subversive" , BUFU
Jazmin Jones is a San Francisco Bay Area raised, Brooklyn based visual storyteller. Her photography, films, and installation pieces are united by their attention to color and interest in the human condition. Jazmin's work has been described as "subversive" üëÄ and often echoes... Read More →
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Tsige Tafesse

Tsige Tafesse’s work looks to wage intimacy in a world growing deeply disconnected. Through performance, community organizing, multimedia journalism, and vr she conjures, building pathways from where we’ve been to where we could go. Collaboratively she’s a co-producer of the Prismatic podcast (an “archive of knowledges”), is a co-founder of BUFU (By Us For Us), a decentralized living archive and documentary project about (Pan)Black-(Pan)Asian cultural & political relationships, co-directed the first “Afrofuturism Conference: Designing New Narratives for the African Diaspora” at The New School. She has her BFA from The New School for Drama with a concentration in Directing. Her performance credits include Upright Citizens Brigade, Intiman Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle Art Museum, and others. Her photography work has appeared in Ebony Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, BlackLivesMatter.com. She was named one of Fader Magazine’s “People Who Show Us Where Culture Is Going” 2017 amongst being covered, BUFU
Tsige Tafesse's work looks to wage intimacy in a world growing deeply disconnected. Through performance, community organizing, multimedia journalism, and vr she conjures, building pathways from where we've been to where we could go. Collaboratively she's a co-producer of the Prismatic... Read More →
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Katherine Tom

BUFU is a collaborative living archive centered around (pan)Black and (pan)Asian cultural and political relationships. We, the founders of this project, are a collective of queer, femme and non-binary, Black and East-Asian artists and organizers. Our goal is to facilitate a global conversation on the cultural contact between Black & Asian diasporas, with an emphasis on building solidarity, de-centering whiteness, and resurfacing our deeply interconnected and complicated histories. We attempt to achieve this through our collaborative programming, our visual archives, and through building long-term partnerships with collectives, organizations, and individuals., BUFU
BUFU is a collaborative living archive centered around (pan)Black and (pan)Asian cultural and political relationships. We, the founders of this project, are a collective of queer, femme and non-binary, Black and East-Asian artists and organizers. Our goal is to facilitate a global... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 101

4:00pm

Water Warriors - Screening & Conversation
How do we build power with story & strategy?

Water Warriors is a short film about a community’s successful resistance against the fossil fuel industry. When an energy company begins searching for natural gas, indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life.

Followed by a conversation on multiracial solidarity, the power of success stories, and how we`re inviting people to reimagine their own possibilities for resistance.

Presenters
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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 →


Friday June 15, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 106
 
Saturday, June 16
 

11:00am

StoryShift: Amplify, Resource & Support Accountable Storytelling
How can we amplify, resource and support community accountable media? In this session, we will explore the principles and praxis of StoryShift, a new initiative building a generative future through a just and equitable transition away from exploitation of people and the planet. We will screen/show creative work, share our stories around the realities of developing deep collaborative partnerships, then close by collectively exploring the concept of "accountability" in the field of storytelling.

Presenters
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Noel Didla

Jackson People's Assemblies Task Force
Noel Didla serves as the academic, strategy, policy and research support for Mayor Lumumba and has also served on the core campaign committee to elect him as mayor. She's a member of the Jackson People's Assemblies Task Force and coordinates the research and strategy of the mayor's... Read More →
avatar for Jayeesha Dutta

Jayeesha Dutta

StoryShift Strategist, Working Films
Jayeesha Dutta is a tri-coastal, nearly tri-lingual Bengali-American artist, activist and strategist who leads the StoryShift initiative at Working Films. She is also part of the core leadership circle for Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative, galvanizing the voices and experiences... Read More →
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Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi

Defend Puerto Rico
Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi is graduate of UC Berkeley, he received his MA degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Eli is an award winning filmmaker and currently directs FistUp.TV a production company that documents people's stories from around the world as a way to expand community awareness... Read More →
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Yudith Nieto

A queer organizer and artist born in Mexico who grew up in the fence-line refining community of Manchester in Houston, TX. Out of necessity to mobilize her community she joined the environmental justice movement and dedicated her media making skills, advocacy, and art to confronting... 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 →


Saturday June 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 134

2:00pm

Shifting Power with Participatory Video
Mothers of the movement for police accountability becoming their own media resource. In November 2017- 3 mothers gathered in Northern California for a Participatory Video retreat with Activate Labs. Together they designed, filmed and edited a 30 min. video sharing their stories about their Path from Pain to Resilience. The video explores the 12 hours before and after police killed their loved ones. The session will screen the video and follow with a discussion/question and answer.

Presenters
MC

Monica Curca

Activate Labs
Monica Curca is a recovering refugee, a peacebuilder and a strategist working at the intersection of social transformation and storytelling. Monica has designed and led strategy for immersive storytelling and social engagement campaigns with Palestinian Youth Movement at Standing... Read More →
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Rhanda Dormeus

Rhanda P. Dormeus is a retired registered nurse. She is a mother of one son, three daughters, and nine grandchildren. She was employed as an RN and practiced in the areas of psyche, adult orthopedics, and medical surgical nursing care until 2014 when she suffered a life altering cerebral vascular accident. After a lengthy recovery she dedicated her time to her family, especially her grandchildren. But on Monday, August 1st, 2016 her life of retirement as she knew it changed forever when her second oldest daughter, 23 year- old Korryn Gaines, was murdered by Baltimore County Tactical Force Officer 1st Class Royce Ruby. Unfortunately, there was no indictment for excessive force handed down, despite the fact that Korryn`s five year-old son was shot not once, but twice. Now, Rhanda’s plans have been altered. She is now an active member of the organization, “Coalition of Concerned Mothers”, a group dedicated to offering support, encouragement, and enlightenment to the experienced and inexperienced enduring the sen, Coalition of Concerned Mothers
Rhanda P. Dormeus is a retired registered nurse. She is a mother of one son, three daughters, and nine grandchildren. She was employed as an RN and practiced in the areas of psyche, adult orthopedics, and medical surgical nursing care until 2014 when she suffered a life altering cerebral... Read More →
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Thor Morales

Activate Labs
Thor has 4 years experience facilitating Participatory Video projects in northern Mexico. He's also facilitated participatory photography workshops. Thor has a background in Biology and is a self-taught photographer and filmmaker. He's worked with local and international organizations... Read More →
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Theresa Smith

Theresa Smith, the mother of Caesar Cruz, never chose the life of an activist, but this path chose her. Born and raised in Southern California, Theresa’s parents met in the Orange Groves as migrant workers from the Philippines and Mexico. Life was never easy for Theresa but when Anaheim Police killed her son, Caesar Cruz, her life was never the same. On December 11, 2009 Caesar Cruz was fatally shot by officers of the Anaheim Police Department on the basis of a false tip from a police informant. He was shot 15 times in the back by five officers while he was still strapped in his seatbelt. Cruz was a husband and a father of five. The city of Anaheim eventually settled with Caesar`s family after a lengthy court battle, but failed to acknowledge any wrongdoing on behalf of the city or the officers. Theresa Smith knew a settlement was not enough to make up for her son’s loss. She participated in local rallies and vigils, connected with other mothers and families grieving their own loved ones, began speaking at lo, Law Enforcement Accountability Network
Theresa Smith, the mother of Caesar Cruz, never chose the life of an activist, but this path chose her. Born and raised in Southern California, Theresa's parents met in the Orange Groves as migrant workers from the Philippines and Mexico. Life was never easy for Theresa but when Anaheim... Read More →
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Lauri Valdez

Laurie Valdez is many things: a single mom, a great friend, an activist, an advocate and a tenacious warrior for justice. She is also the founder of Justice4Josiah.org., which was created after the murder of Antonio Guzman Lopez by SJSU PD on February 21, 2014. Named after her 4 year old son, who lost a father that day and was sentenced to a lifetime of pain and emotional and mental suffering. Laurie has been a strong voice for her children and ALL youth being exposed to police violence in schools and their communities. Laurie has dedicated her life to raising awareness and educating the community and society on a myriad of social justice issues. She works to fight against policy that criminalize our youth, incite violence, and cause more harm than good to the children. She has been on various panels on policing and the community divide, she has presented at workshops for youth and know your rights trainings. She organizes and unites families in the Bay Area in California to share their journeys towards justi, Justice for Josiah
Laurie Valdez is many things: a single mom, a great friend, an activist, an advocate and a tenacious warrior for justice. She is also the founder of Justice4Josiah.org., which was created after the murder of Antonio Guzman Lopez by SJSU PD on February 21, 2014. Named after her 4 year... Read More →


Saturday June 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 106

2:00pm

Youth Participatory Action Research for Social Justice
What happens when youth are provided with tools to conduct research and create media to confront and improve the institutions intended to serve them? In this session, we will screen a youth produced documentary by Transfer School Students from NYC exploring education policies targeting transfer schools, highly impacting low income, POC, and LGBT students. The Q+A following the film will lay the groundwork for a digital toolkit for incorporating youth participatory action research into our social justice movements.

Presenters
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Sana Azim

Sana Azim is a young artist from Maldives, who grew up in Oakland, CA and Brooklyn, NY. She uses her work as a media maker, poet and painter to highlight women of color. She is currently a student at City-As-School High School in NYC and a Youth Producer at Educational Video Center., City-As-School, Educational Video Center
Sana Azim is a young artist from Maldives, who grew up in Oakland, CA and Brooklyn, NY. She uses her work as a media maker, poet and painter to highlight women of color. She is currently a student at City-As-School High School in NYC and a Youth Producer at Educational Video Cent... Read More →
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Alan Cheng

City-As-School High School
Alan Cheng is the principal of City-As-School, a transfer school in New York City. He coaches and mentors other principals, assistant principals, and aspiring school leaders through the School Leader Fellows program at Math For America. Alan is currently an advanced doctoral student... Read More →
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Marquise Cox

Marquise Cox is a young artist from the South Side of Chicago and Queens, NY. They are passionate about filmmaking and using media to engage in critical conversations. They are a student and Restorative Justice leader at City-As-School High School in NYC and a Youth Producer at Educational Video Center., City-As-School High School, Educational Video Center
Marquise Cox is a young artist from the South Side of Chicago and Queens, NY. They are passionate about filmmaking and using media to engage in critical conversations. They are a student and Restorative Justice leader at City-As-School High School in NYC and a Youth Producer at Educational... Read More →
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Jessie Levandov

Jessie Levandov is a NYC based filmmaker, Youth Media Educator, and the Director of Youth Documentary Workshop at Educational Video Center, a social justice youth media organization in NYC. Jessie is passionate about youth media education and building the capacity of young people to use media as a tool for healing, social justice, and collective liberation., Educational Video Center, City-As-School High School
Jessie Levandov is a NYC based filmmaker, Youth Media Educator, and the Director of Youth Documentary Workshop at Educational Video Center, a social justice youth media organization in NYC. Jessie is passionate about youth media education and building the capacity of young people... Read More →
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Iyleen Torres

Iyleen Torres was born and raised in Harlem, NY. She is a two time EVC Youth Producer and a student at Cascades High School, a transfer school in the lower east side of Manhattan. She believes in the power of media to amplify youth perspective on social issues that impact them and hopes to use her work as a filmmaker, painter and musician to do just that., Educational Video Center
Iyleen Torres was born and raised in Harlem, NY. She is a two time EVC Youth Producer and a student at Cascades High School, a transfer school in the lower east side of Manhattan. She believes in the power of media to amplify youth perspective on social issues that impact them and... Read More →


Saturday June 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 116

4:00pm

Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project: Coming Home
We’ll educate community members and accomplices on how BLMP is creating safe and brave spaces for Black LGBTQIA+ migrants in the U.S. We`ll highlight the reasons why community support networks are essential to the survival of our community. Participants will leave with an understanding of how they can support solidarity structures in the broader Black liberation and social justice movements to prevent mass deportations, incarcerations, and violence against Black LGBTQIA+ migrants.

Presenters
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Didi Adi

Detroit REPRESENT and Black LGBTQIA Migrant Project (BLMP)
Didi Adi is a womxnist writer based in Detroit, MI. Although she recently moved to Detroit from Tejas, she feels at home in Detroit and is glad to be connecting with indigenous Black and Brown Detroiters. Since moving to Detroit, Didi has primarily organized with the Detroit REPRESENT... Read More →
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Jo Boakye

Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project (BLMP)
No matter where Jo goes they will always hold their homeland of Ghana in their heart. Jo recently moved to Oakland in the late summer of 2017 after spending most of their formative adult years building and learning with the ongoing communities of liberation seekers in the midwest... Read More →
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Fatou-Seydi Sarr

Seydi Sarr, is the founder and Executive Director of ABISA (African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs) a nonprofit that helps African and Black Immigrants in Metro-Detroit to know their rights, access resources, become invested and civically engaged. A Senegalese native, Seydi... Read More →


Saturday June 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
STATE HALL: Room 131

4:00pm

When It All Changed: A Transformative Media Experience
WHEN IT ALL CHANGED: a powerful mixed reality experience combining VR, augmented reality, & live theatre, creating a transformative performance. We will explore the relationships between corporate overreach, desensitization, & systemic injustice with the purpose of empowering communities to think creatively about how to build more equitable & just societal interactions. The experience uses media expression to facilitate group conversations concerning the use of art & tech within social movements

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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Sultan Sharrief

MIT Media Lab
ndependent filmmaker with a knack for social entrepreneurship. Developing a trans-media project for PBS that uses Virtual Reality as a community building too. I also coordinate special events and curate a shorts program at the Cinetopia International Film Festival. I also teach a... Read More →


Saturday June 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
MCGREGOR: Room C
 
Sunday, June 17
 

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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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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Mary

Director of Professional Development Programs, Educational Video Center
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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

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.

Presenters
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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.

Presenters
KM

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