"Welcome to the AMC Kickoff Party" presented by and featuring DJ Stacey HOTWAXX Hale. With sets by DJs:Lena, Thornstryker, Dj Rimarkable, Jen Xerri, Mother Cyborg, Stacey HOTWAXX Hale, Ghita Sisters, and Milan Ariel. Food by "Almost Gold" including omnivore + herbivore options.
New to the AMC? Housing questions? Need directions? The Info Desk has the answer. Desks are continuously staffed by knowledgeable volunteers and AMC organizers. They are open throughout the conference while sessions are running.
Ideally people interested in joining the Bil Afiya team will be able to attend the Thursday sessions but even if not, sign up for a shift or two in the kitchen or to help serve and clean up the meal!To sign up email: email@example.com
Get together for a night of food, music, and connections. Presentation by the AMC2016 Advisory Board at 7:00 p.m. and featuring performances by One Freq, Skeeto Valdez Experience, and DJs Terri Whodat, Sara Aldridge, and Nicole Campbell.
A roundtable discussion about what it means to de-mystify and de-center healing, how this has and is currently happening, why this is important, and visions of healing for the future. Convo will open with a heart-centered grounding ceremony lead by Emani Love. Discussion steered by Detroit folks, welcoming all, that have been practicing personal and collective healing in their own communities through a variety of traditions, methods, and organizing strategies. Join us to share experiences, knowledge, victories and limitations. Our intention is to explore and record how to create, elevate, and sustain loving whole existences in relationship to one another, the earth, and beyond. Conversation will continue in the HJPS breakout room for folks that want to continue discussing, brainstorming, sharing, and reflection.
There will be a shuttle from the Towers Residence Hall to the theater starting at 5:15pm.The AMC2016 Opening Ceremony will immerse us in a celebration of the powerful wave of creative movement-building happening across the country. It will feature a keynote from Assata’s Daughters, an intergenerational, grassroots collective in Chicago, which has used a range of brilliant media-based tactics to advance the movement for Black lives, while centering Black women’s empowerment and self-determination. Through the Opening Ceremony we will learn how media like puppetry, theatre, hip-hop, and video art is used in Flint and Detroit to explore our connection and access to natural resources like water in the face of privatization. We will explore Detroit’s music movement history through “techno poetics.”. Attendees will be invited to participate in The Kinfolk Effect project, a devotional space informed by the fellowship rituals which became the “technology” used to sustain the Civil Rights Movement in the Black Belt region of the U.S. South. We will close with a live brass band and J-Sette performance to celebrate the historic connections between New Orleans and Detroit, and affirm diverse representations of black masculinity.
Featuring Rapsody, Mama Sol & The N.U.T.Z., Mahogany Jones, and Venus Fly. Presented as part of the Contemporary Interactive Women in hip Hop Conference. Tickets are offered for $10 when you present your AMC name badge.
Karaoke and unlimited bowling in the Garden Bowl, all the lanes, all night long. Karaoke is hosted by Millionaire with a feature sign-along performance by Tim Schumack. Free for registered AMC participants.
AMP and the Iraqi Transnational Collective invite you to gather and feast together. This is a dinner to celebrate the connections we’re cultivating, to eat delicious, fresh food prepared by AMC participants with recipes from Iraq and ingredients from Earthworks Urban Farm and other Detroit sources. The cost is $15 but is flexible for groups on a limited budget. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/BILAFIYA
Help us create a zero-waste dinner by
1) bringing your own reusable dinnerware (plate/bowl, utensils, cup, and napkin) OR
2) purchasing a lightweight, reusable wood dining set with bamboo utensils and cloth napkin from Detroit women’s collective, Homespun Hustle, for $10, OR
3) renting reusable dinnerware for $1, with a $4 refundable deposit.
Join us for our signature music event of the Allied Media Conference! Two stages: inside the museum and outside in Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead. Performances and sets by: DJ Minx, Scott Grooves Overdubs, Juliana Huxtable, Video7, Nnenja Red Foxx, Britney Stoney, RV Mendoza, DJ Cent, DJ RiMarkable, Loren, Pilar Cote. Hosted by Miz Korona. Visuals by Mobius Loop. Free for registered AMC participants.
How would the AMC look as a visible, online archive? Using attendee-generated text, image/video, and sound that will be uploaded to a viral portal during the entire conference as part of the THE KINFOLK EFFECT project, we will collectively curate, assemble, and remix a living portrait of the AMC diaspora. Come prepared to show-and-tell the compelling experiences, connections and challenges from this year’s conference. Hosted by Halima Cassells. Sounds by Rev Sekou & the Holy Ghost.