The Allied Media Conference explores emerging futures at the intersection of media, art, technology, and visionary organizing. The 4-day biennial event comes to life through a year-long collaborative process that engages more than 100 coordinators working across issues, identities, organizing practices, and creative mediums. Together, we co-create a space that celebrates the liberatory media of our communities, centering Black, Indigenous, Disabled, Queer, Trans, Undocumented, and People of Color communities.
At the core of the AMC is a theory and practice of media-based organizing: any collaborative process that uses media, art, or technology to address the roots of problems and advance holistic solutions towards liberation. Media-based organizing requires facilitative leadership, deep listening, and iteration.
“Visionary organizing” was coined by the late Detroit revolutionary Grace Lee Boggs and refers to grassroots organizing that harnesses our collective creative capacity to imagine life-affirming alternatives to oppressive systems. As a network of visionary organizers creating media for liberation, we believe in the power of our imagination to ignite and sustain movements for equity, justice, and healing.
Grounded in AMP’s Network Principles, we know that communities most impacted by the challenges we face have the best solutions. Our conference is a liberated space to amplify those solutions and strategies and redefine who the “experts” are. From abolition to disability justice to community tech, our community is shaping change to create sustainable movements for liberation.