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Allied Media Conference: Detroit, June 28 - July 1

Posted 6 years ago on June 20, 2012, 10:38 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

AMC Poster

via Allied Media Projects:

AMC2012: Media Strategies for a More Just & Creative World
14th annual
JUNE 28 - JULY 1, 2012 • DETROIT, MI

The Allied Media Conference advances our visions for a more just and creative world. It is a laboratory for media-based solutions to the problems our communities face. Since our founding in 1999, we have evolved our definition of media, and the role it can play in our lives – from zines to video-blogging to breakdancing, to building radio transmitters and designing open-source software. Each conference builds off the previous one and plants the seeds for the next. Ideas and relationships evolve year-round, incorporating new networks of media-makers, technologists and social justice organizers. We draw strength from our converging movements to face the challenges and opportunities of our current moment. We are ready to create, connect and transform.

Keep reading for more information, or go register now at

The AMC supports learning of all different kinds and at all different levels. The workshops are hands-on and participatory. Knowledge is passed horizontally rather than from the top down. Everyone teaches and everyone learns. At the AMC, media creation is not only about personal expression, but about transformation – of ourselves and the structures of power around us. We create media that exposes, investigates, resists, heals, builds confidence and radical hope, incites dialogue and debate. We demystify technology, not only learning how to use it, but how to take it apart, fix it and build our own. We do it ourselves and as communities, connecting across geographic and generational boundaries.

The AMC is a network of networks – youth organizations, international solidarity activists, anti-violence organizers, technologists, educators, media reform advocates, community entrepreneurs, musicians and artists, disability activists, and many others – all using media in innovative ways. Some of these networks have sprouted from the conference, grown over the course of the year, then reconvened in Detroit larger and healthier. Others have adopted the AMC as an annual point of convergence and a space to forge new relationships. Through cycles of collaboration, question-asking and experimentation, our networks continue to grow, bringing new analysis, and new tools to the AMC every year.

The deeper our networks grow, the greater our capacity grows to take collective actions to transform our world. We recognize that transformation happens through our everyday movements. At the AMC, we develop new leaders and new forms of leadership, design new methods of problem-solving, cultivate the visions of our communities and build our power to make those visions real. Our strategies for transformation don't begin or end with the three days of the conference. They evolve in our lives and our work throughout the year.

DON'T WAIT! REGISTER TODAY AT www.alliedmedia.org/amc2012



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[-] 6 points by markrome (8) 6 years ago

When elites are held in check, typically by effective legal mechanisms, everyone else in society does much better and sustained economic growth becomes possible. But powerful people - kings, barons, industrialists, bankers - work long and hard to relax the constraints on their actions. And when they succeed, the effects are not just redistribution toward themselves but also an undermining of economic growth and often a tearing at the fabric of society.

Please sign the petition to the U.S. Senate Banking and House Financial Services Committee asking for improved oversight of federal banking and market regulators.

To read more about what we’re trying to do and to sign the petition, click here: http://www.change.org/petitions/u-s-senate-banking-and-u-s-house-financial-services-committees-use-technology-to-provide-oversight-of-u-s-banking-and-market-regulators?share_id=HTpDoOQNJgpe=d2e

It'll just take a minute!

[-] 1 points by Separatist (11) 6 years ago

Bump! Wish I was American so I could sign! Great stuff!

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

It's on the campus of Wayne State University, in downtown Detroit.

It's a nice campus on Woodward. It's not hard to find and as safe as any University campus.


My daughter is receiving her degree there..

[-] 0 points by Odin (583) 6 years ago

Another proud daddy.....cool.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

That I am, and she will be going to China soon to further her studies.....:)

[-] 1 points by Odin (583) 6 years ago

Wow China! Traveling while you are young is so important as it opens your eyes, and you will never be able to look at life through the narrow lens that many people do. Congratulations Daddy!

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

And to think, it was video games and cartoons that got her hooked on foreign languages..........:)

[-] 1 points by Odin (583) 6 years ago

I think it was more than that. Although you never know where inspiration will come from, good parenting is extremely important. So once again, Congratulations.