Allied Media Conference & Media Equity Summit
Allied Media Projects invites proposals for workshops, panel discussions, film presentations, and caucuses for their 11th annual Conference, to be held July 16-19th in Detroit, MI. The AMC Conference is preceded this year by a Summit of Women's Social Justice Media Organizations organized by the Women's Media Equity Collaborative (MEC), supported by a Large Collaborative Grant from the SSRC.
11th Annual AMC
Detroit, MI, July 16-19, 2009
The Allied Media Conference is the central project of the Allied Media Projects (AMP) network, which emerges out of ten years of organic relationship-building. With the shift towards Allied Media, the AMC has attracted more and more people who are interested in using participatory media as a strategy for social justice organizing.
For session topics and to register, visit the AMC site. Proposals are due by 5PM, April 10th.
Women's Media Equity Collaborative
Summit of Women's Social Justice Media Organizations
July 16, 2009 at the Allied Media Conference
The Women's Media Equity Collaborative is committed to stimulating a network of communication and collaboration across the field of women-centered media and to establishing a new model of funding that strengthens the entire field, broadens collective reach, and is sustainable. A $30,000 Collaborative Grant 'from the Social Science Research Council has enabled MEC to assemble a database of approximately 350 women's media justice organizations and outlets.
The MEC SUMMIT will provide a friendly, supportive meeting ground for groups to unite in common cause for women’s empowerment. Building trust is critical. We will add to and refine the database. Self-defined affinity groups will become a basis for program collaborations and together we will prioritize program needs. Based on MEC research we will identify promising collaborative sustainable funding models.
"Women's Media: It's Time to Focus on Funding," Women's e-news, March 27, 2009