The Silence of Our Friends

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Allied Media Conference

The Allied Media Conference will be held in Detroit on June 22 - 24. BrownFemiPower of Women of Color Blog and Nadia of No Snow Here, both from Detroit, will be there, which is one of the best reasons to go, you could meet them! I'm almost certain that BlackAmazon of Having Read the Fine Print will be going too. Go ahead, just try to tell me that you don't want to meet her. I won't believe you!

But what's it all about? It's about alternative media, it's not limited to bloggers, there will also be people in radio, magazines, artists of all types, any communication except mainstream media. It's major theme is organizing communities for social justice issues, how to get the word out, how to motivate people and keep them involved. There are workshops, panel discussions, films, and caucuses.

It isn't just for people of color, although hopefully white folks will be interested in fighting racism too, some of the past topics were about media and youth, media and disability rights, and media and labor organizing. Everyone of all walks of life, all ages, and all communities can benefit from and participate in the AMC.

I'm disappointed that I won't be able to be there. I will be in the middle of a move from Wisconsin to New Hampshire. But I want YOU to be there, having a blast, learning alot, and telling me all about it!

BFP is all fired up about this conference, and will have the best updates about it. So be sure to check her blog often (that link is specifically for posts on the AMC). She plans to have a post about ideas on how to fundraise for those of you who want to go but think you won't have the money for the trip, so check in for that too.

2 comment(s):'re coming to the East Coast, for definite??

By Blogger belledame222, at 5/10/2007 9:34 PM  

Oh yeah! The house is sold, the closing is on the 1st, and my husband has been living and working in NH for the last couple months already. We are heading east!

By Blogger Donna, at 5/11/2007 11:13 PM  

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