The long awaited opening announcement of the 2007 Allied Media Conference, including the call for session proposals, went out this morning:
The 9th annual Allied Media Conference:
“Breaking Silence, Building Movements”
June 22-24, 2007
Because so many voices have been silenced by corporate media. Because media should be a tool for communication and transformation and not a commodity to passively consume. Because our stories have been misrepresented, misinterpreted, and straight up missing…
We need a participatory media movement to change the world.
To all of you brilliant supporters of the Allied Media Conference: It’s official. The 2007 AMC is coming to Detroit. Block off June 22-24 in your 2007 calendars for one of the most engaging and inspiring events that you will ever attend.
Keep reading for more information, or go to www.amc2007.org.
“BREAKING SILENCE, BUILDING MOVEMENTS”
It’s getting louder and louder out there. Though much of humanity is still silenced, more people than ever are speaking out. Whether it be with high-tech tools like blogs, video cameras, and MPCs, or lo-fi tools like spray paint or the spoken word, people are voicing their truths and forging new connections. For eight years, the Allied Media Conference has contributed to that by providing hands-on trainings, accessible discussions, and a supportive community.
Now in its ninth year, the AMC will continue to provide a critical space for us to strategize on the role of media in our communities and movements. In a time of escalating war, and the daily violence of neoliberal policies, we need media that amplifies the voices of those most affected by these crises. We need media that not only breaks silence, but mobilizes people to envision alternatives and to take action.
Read the entire AMC 2007 vision statement.
HELP REALIZE THESE GOALS FOR AMC 2007
Let us know what you want to see at this year’s AMC. There is an easy-to-use form on the conference website where you can submit proposals for workshops, panel discussions, presentations, caucus, film programs, or speakers. You can let us know if it’s something you want to present or if it’s something you’d like to attend.
Propose a session. (Deadline March 15.)
ABOUT THE AMC
The Allied Media Conference is an annual, weekend-long gathering of influential, alternative media-makers and committed social justice activists. The AMC is a vital contributor to the growth of a large-scale social movement around media that centers issues of race, class, gender and other systems of oppression at its focal point.
The Allied Media Conference brings together a phenomenal cross-section of media workers: daring filmmakers, ambitious radio producers, serious publishers, skilled web designers, and artists whose work “makes revolution irresistible.” It is organized by a team of activists in Detroit, supported by many local organizations and long-time conference participants.