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Friday, June 16
 

12:45pm

Community Care Lunch Meet-Up
Join us for a community style care meet-up. We will offer ear (NADA) acupuncture, Reiki and bodywork. The meet-up will be first come, first served – no sign-up necessary. The space is welcoming of all bodies, identities, abilities, and backgrounds.

Presenters
avatar for Chiara Galimberti

Chiara Galimberti

W.I.T.C.H Chicago
Chiara Galimberti a visual artist, organizer, solo mama, and healer-in-training. She is currently pursuing a Master in Acupuncture. She is committed to making healthcare accessible and in building collaborative healing spaces. Her clinical focus is on mental health and trauma. She... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Student Center: Room 020

12:45pm

Detroit UNESCO City of Design conversation
Join us for lunch as we answer all your questions about Detroit's UNESCO City of Design designation, including:

-What is UNESCO?
-How and why did Detroit join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network?
-What makes Detroit a city of design?
-What has happened as a result of the designation?
-What are the future plans for the designation?
-Who does this designation impact?
-How can I get involved?

And anything else you're curious about! We'll do our best to answer your questions and look forward to hearing your ideas.

Presenters
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Ellie Schneider

Detroit Creative Corridor Center
Ellie Schneider is a Detroiter, Lawyer, and Director of Advocacy and Operations at Detroit Creative Corridor Center. Ellie represents Detroit in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.


Friday June 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 118

12:45pm

Developing Resilient Data Infrastructures
How do you maintain access to important public data amidst political instability and risk? While Trump's election motivated rapid data preservation efforts, we are faced with long-standing data infrastructure vulnerability. Starting with DataRescue's paths--technical preservation, community organizing, and storytelling--we will collaboratively strategize how to strengthen networks addressing this problem and envision a more resilient infrastructure for data vital to community-based activism.

This is a brown bag meetup so feel free to bring your lunch! 

Presenters
avatar for Justin Schell

Justin Schell

University of Michigan Library - Shapiro Design Lab
Justin Schell is the Director of the Shapiro Design Lab, a peer learning and project design community at the University of Michigan Library. Passionate about all things community and citizen science, he has helped organize Data Rescue events across the country. He is also the founder... Read More →
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Dawn Walker

Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI)
Dawn Walker facilitates community management for EDGI, co-organizers for Toronto Mesh, and is a PhD student at the Faculty of Information. Passionate about building capacity within communities, her research focuses on participation in civic technology and design practices. Her previous... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 131

12:45pm

Healers Rise Up
Let's awaken, nurture, and support the healer, artist, and freedom fighter in each of us. With our ancestors’ guidance and collective wisdom, we will connect with our healing justice magic by strengthening, mirroring, and learning from each other's practices in community. We hope to reclaim and build a necessary healing culture in our movements.


Friday June 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 111

12:45pm

Lunch Love: Parents & Child Caregivers
How do we raise children to be the architects of a new world while we're still in this one? This space is for parents and caregivers of children to share experiences and ideas about child rearing in topic-based, small group discussions. Participants will leave feeling validated, challenged and supported by a new network of friends. Vegan lunch with gluten-free options provided as well as lunchtime childcare. Weather permitting, we will meet on the lawn outside the North entrance to McGregor.

Presenters
avatar for Robin Markle

Robin Markle

Robin Markle is an artist, organizer and revolutionary witch practicing their crafts in West Philadelphia. They often collaborate with local organizations on art pieces to aid in the group`s political work, namely Decarcerate PA and the Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration. When they`re not in a meeting, Robin can be found cooking up a scheme, a spell or a meal and selling queer altar candles at FlamingIdols.com., Philly Childcare Collective
Robin Markle is an artist, organizer and revolutionary witch practicing their crafts in West Philadelphia. They are a coordinator of the Philly Childcare Collective, a member of Decarcerate PA, and an instigator in their housing co-op, the Life Center Association. When they're not... Read More →
avatar for Phuong Nguyen

Phuong Nguyen

M.A.R.CH. (Memphis Advocates for Radical Childcare)
Phuong is mama to Nathily, a 3 year-old who loves fixing things and the color green. Thily has transformed Phuong's world in beautiful & challenging ways, and sparked her learning of radical childcare and revolutionary mothering. The creation of M.A.R.CH. is one example of a Thily-inspired... Read More →
avatar for Jayanni Webster

Jayanni Webster

M.A.R.CH. (Memphis Advocates for Radical Childcare)
A native of the South, Jayanni finds her roots and makes home in Memphis, TN. She currently works as the West Tennessee organizer for United Campus Workers -- TN's higher education union. Her praxis pulls from the traditions of intersectionalism, Black feminism and popular education... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Student Center: Hilberry E

12:45pm

Making Abolitionist Media
What kind of media work will it take to imagine how we may abolish prisons and police? This lunch session will introduce abolitionist media-making and explore different tech tools and strategies for working at the intersection of media-based organizing and resistance to criminalization, imprisonment, and deportation. We'll exchange tactics for demystifying the root problems abolition seeks to address, and facilitative leadership methods to advance the needs of communities, families, and individuals most violently impacted by the carceral state (that is prisons, police, borders, and surveillance). Let's expand our ability to struggle against the ways in which these forces impact our daily lives and create spaces where we can both imagine and remake our world anew. Homemade lunch will be provided at 12:45.

Friday June 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Student Center: Hilberry D

12:45pm

Pulling Strings at ArtPrize 2017
Do you want to help organize a large-scale creative and political spectacle at ArtPrize 2017, in protest of DeVos family policies? (ArtPrize is funded partially with DeVos family money.) We will discuss how to leverage ArtPrize’s media assets to showcase artistic opposition in all of its various forms. Participants will come up with a master plan to use ArtPrize as a magnet and launchpad attracting artists worldwide for three weeks of creative public political discourse through the arts.

Presenters
avatar for Mark Tucker

Mark Tucker

YES (YpsilantiExperimentalSpace)
Prior to teaching art in the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program at the University of Michigan teaching Mark was the Art Director for the Michigan Thanksgiving Parade and worked as a free-lance scenic designer and painter. Mark is the founder of two annual public art events called FestiFools... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 115

12:45pm

Sarma: Diaspora of the Caucasus and Middle East
This is a placemaking lunch session for people of the caucasus and middle east, and their friends. Our aim is to break sociopolitical barriers through storytelling, familial cuisine and new friendships. Vegetarian sarma will be provided. (radical kitchen space)

Presenters
avatar for Julién Godman

Julién Godman

Founder, Tonic & Juice
Julién Godman is an Armenian-American born in Detroit and raised on the road - following his mother's scholastic and nomadic journey. Since 2007, Julien has been actively involved in Detroit's social, civic, culinary and artistic communities. Today, he is a food and culture blogger/writer... Read More →
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Mary Isaac

Porch Cat & Son
Mary Isaac was born in Flint but spent the last decade migrating around Michigan. Finally settling in Hamtramck, she found a unique cultural niche that reminds her of home. Mary grew up in an Assyrian-American household with family largely hailing from northern Iran. She is deeply... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 114

12:45pm

Technology for Social Justice: Field Scan Workshop
There’s a lot of feel-good talk about technology and social change, but what does it look like to really use technology as a tool for liberation? In this session, the Open Technology Institute and Research Action Design will share preliminary findings from the Technology for Social Justice field scan and conduct a focus group with participants. You will leave with a better understanding of work at the intersection of technology and social change, and help shape the future of this growing field.

Presenters
avatar for Sasha Costanza-Chock

Sasha Costanza-Chock

Sasha Costanza-Chock (pronouns: they/them or she/her) is a scholar, activist, and media-maker, and currently Associate Professor of Civic Media at MIT. They are a Faculty Associate at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Faculty Affiliate with the MIT Open Documentary Lab and the MIT Center for Civic Media, and creator of the MIT Codesign Studio (codesign.mit.edu). Their work focuses on social movements, transformative media organizing, and design justice., MIT
Sasha Costanza-Chock (they/them or she/her) is Associate Professor of Civic Media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. They’re a scholar, activist, and media-maker who works with networked social movements, transformative media organizing, and design justice. Sasha is a... Read More →
avatar for Berhan Gameda

Berhan Gameda

Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow
Berhan is a social justice activist/organizer, a peace studies practitioner, and an avid advocate for open data and the open web. Berhan's research focuses on the digital gender divide and the role of technology in social justice.  She is currently a Ford-Mozilla Open Web Fellow... Read More →
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Helyx Chase Scearce Horwitz

Helyx Chase Scearce Horwitz is a Philadelphia based video artist, technologist, and activist who is committed to the power of story. They began producing, editing, and directing video projects at the age of 14. Since then they have worked on documentaries, non-fiction and experimental narratives, multi-channel video installation, archival video presentations, and oral history video production. Their video art is built by, about, and for televisions and computers. They are currently employed as the Technology Manager at the Media Mobilizing Project., Media Mobilizing Project
Helyx Chase Scearce Horwitz is the Technology Manager at the Media Mobilizing Project. Based in their hometown of Philadelphia, Helyx is an independent video artist and activist who is passionate about storytelling as a means to draw connections. Their video art is built by, about... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 116

4:00pm

Civic Institutions and Youth Experiences
Can we design experiences in our public schools and spaces that give youth opportunities to make meaningful choices on what impacts them? In Boston, we’ve been actively engaging young people in the redesign of school food (and other daily) experiences. With regulations, costs, logistics and supply chain complexities working against us, can we creatively fight these barriers in order to support youth voice and choice? We want to chat with others thinking critically about futures designed for, with, and by youth.

Presenters
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Roy Chan

Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston
Roy Chan is a program director with the Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, where he works with Boston’s institutions, communities, and citizens to improve the city’s education ecosystem. His projects to date have included increasing access to STEM education, personalizing... Read More →
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Kimberly Lucas

Civic Research Director, New Urban Mechanics
Kim’s life has centered around questions, and she brings this expertise to her work as MONUM’s Director of Civic Research. Questioning who we think of as ‘expert’ and how stakeholders identify ‘value’ are two common threads in her work.  Kim holds a BA in Psychology and... Read More →
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Max Stearns

Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston
Max is a program director for the Housing Innovation Lab within the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics. He is passionate about designing and building tools that empower those in need. He also enjoys designing and building furniture, but can only do that as his side hustle. His... Read More →
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Jaclyn Youngblood

Mayor's Office of New Urban Mechanics, Boston
Jaclyn is a program director in the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics. She focuses primarily on operations and systems prototypes, aiming to bring delight and a human touch to what can be overwhelming interactions with city agencies. Her work includes supporting non-instructional... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
State Hall: Room 125

7:30pm

Making Space for Sobriety
Many spaces we create and occupy are inherently not sober, creating a challenging environment for those who wish to achieve and maintain sobriety. In this strategy session we will draw connections between the ways in which our identities and communities are often targeted for substance consumption, how we center ourselves in substance within our personal lives, and how we can build space and acceptance for sobriety.

Presenters

Friday June 16, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Cass Commons: Memorial Hall

8:00pm

#MediaJustice Mixer
Want to connect with others who work, organize, and have an interest in media justice and digital security? Join the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net), Free Press, and Equality Labs for a #MediaJustice Mixer. There will be light refreshments, music, and great company. Hang out with friends and allies to learn more about how we can build power together. All are welcome. 

Presenters
avatar for Angella Bellota

Angella Bellota

Membership Organizer, Center for Media Justice



Friday June 16, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
McGregor: Room F/G/H

8:00pm

The Black Joy Mixtape Podcast
The revolution will be Black joy. Every week Amber J. Phillips The High Priestess of Black Joy and Jaz Da King of South Walker bring people together to discuss how we overcome f*ckboys, becky, hoteps, and dry skin to discuss our current political climate, pop culture and the excellence of Black women and femmes. This session will allow us to bring together the Petty Black Feminists attending AMC to talk about how they are managing to do the same.

Presenters
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Amber Phillips

BLACK, llc and Advocates for Youth
Amber J. Phillips is a writer, organizer, and digital strategist working to advance the rights of all Black people and people of color in general. In addition to being the Senior Manager of Youth Leadership and Mobilization at Advocates for Youth, Amber is the Co-Director of the digital... Read More →
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Jazmine Walker

The Black Joy Mixtape Podcasts
Jazmine Walker, Da King of da Souf, is a big fine woman from Jackson, MS. Inspired by the Kings that precede her (including UGK & Beyonce), she acknowledges her own trill identities by creating thoughtful, self-indulgent and comedic content. When not working on her business plan to... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
State Hall: Room 131
 
Saturday, June 17
 

12:45pm

Community Care Lunch Meet-Up
Join us for a community style care meet-up. We will offer ear (NADA) acupuncture, Reiki and bodywork. The meet-up will be first come, first served – no sign-up necessary. The space is welcoming of all bodies, identities, abilities, and backgrounds.

Presenters
avatar for Chiara Galimberti

Chiara Galimberti

W.I.T.C.H Chicago
Chiara Galimberti a visual artist, organizer, solo mama, and healer-in-training. She is currently pursuing a Master in Acupuncture. She is committed to making healthcare accessible and in building collaborative healing spaces. Her clinical focus is on mental health and trauma. She... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Student Center: Room 020

12:45pm

Go Big: Launching A Massive Student Movement
How do we create student movements that shift power at the state level? The Ohio Student Association will draw from five years of creating a statewide movement using integrated methods of mass protest and building collective identity through electoral resistance. We will share best practices of merging digital and relational organizing, and help participants plan political movements in their home states. Participants will leave with skills for launching massive student movements.

Presenters
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Morgan McNabb

Ohio Student Association
Morgan McNabb is senior organizer with Ohio Student Association. She has years of experience working with youth as a teacher and an organizer. She's led civic engagement campaigns, built student teams, and campus campaigns. She attended Wright State University studying Urban Affairs... Read More →
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Kevin O'Donnell

Ohio Student Association
Kevin comes to OSA from four years of student organizing, most recently in the Harvard Dining Hall strike and the Cosecha Allies resistance circles. He now coordinates trainings for OSA and is building the FLAME program to coach student groups that want to take on local organizing... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 127

12:45pm

Ratchet Teachers
Have you ever been told you don't "look" like a teacher? Do you face discrimination as a teacher at your school because you belong to a marginalized group or present in a unique and nontraditional way? You're not alone! At this lunchtime meetup, we will break bread and reflect on how respectability plays out in our work as educators, current teacher demographics in the U.S., and strategies for resistance, self-care and activism.

Presenters
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Alexsarah "Golden" Collier

Golden Collier is an artist, teacher, and organizer living in Oakland. They are the founder of Womanist Trilliance, an Allied-Media Sponsored Project that seeks to celebrate the overlooked, nonetheless brilliant, historical and contemporary leadership of black women, queers, and trans folk through the arts, media activism, public education, and community events. They are also a DJ, filmmaker, proud hufflepuff, huge Motorcrush nerd, sober babe, and all around gender-wavy Wakandan denizen., Womanist Trilliance/Diasporan Savant Press
Alexsarah "Golden" Collier is a creative, activist, musician, and writer from the deep, black, magical south. Executive Directior of Double Union, the nation's largest Feminist Maker Space. Creator of womanist trilliance on soundcloud, and combahee radio. Teaching member of Girl Army... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm
State Hall: Room 114

1:00pm

Gathering to Honor Philando Castile and Families Impacted by Police and State Violence
Join our AMC community to process and reflect on the injustice of the Philando Castile verdict and to commune with AMCers who are surviving through the loss of their families and community to police and state violence. Together we will take space to breathe, mourn, reflect and be in tender community with one another. A carryover space is being offered in DeRoy through the afternoon for people who want to continue to process.

Meet at the north entrance of McGregor Conference Center. 

Presenters
avatar for Autumn Brown

Autumn Brown

Autumn Brown is a mother, organizer, theologian, artist, and facilitator. The youngest child of an interracial marriage, rooted in the complex lineages of counter-culturalism and the military industrial complex, Autumn is a queer, mixed-race woman who identifies closely with her African, European, and white lineages, and a gifted facilitator who grounds her work in healing from the trauma of oppression. She was a founding member of the Rock Dove Collective, a radical community health exchange active in New York City from 2006-2012, and she serves on the national Board of Directors of the Common Fire Foundation. Autumn brings over 10 years of experience facilitating organizational and strategic development with community-based and movement organizations, and training organizers in Consensus Process, Facilitation, and Racial Justice. She has taught and presented in many places across the country and internationally. Autumn is a Worker-Owner at the Anti-Oppression Resource & Training Alliance (AORTA), a worker-o, How to Survive the End of the World Podcast
Autumn Brown is a mother, organizer, science fiction author, singer, and facilitator who grounds her work in healing from the trauma of oppression. Autumn formerly served as the Executive Director of both RECLAIM!, and of the Central Minnesota Sustainability Project. She is now a... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
McGregor Conference Center

6:00pm

Digital Stewards meetup and strategy session (NYC+Detroit)
During this meet up, and as a group, we will share our models and structures, potential streams of revenue, brainstorm possibilities for Digital Stewards, hear from Digital Steward alumni and network maintenance.(invite only)

Presenters

Saturday June 17, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
State Hall: Room 129

6:00pm

Self Care for Birthworkers
When was the last time birth workers came together to affirm, relate and love on each other? The nature of birthwork requires us to give our energy outward but there is value in giving that same love to ourselves and each other. Through dialogue and creative expression, we will provide community birthworkers a space of personal reflection and celebration. Participants will discuss the importance of birthworker solidarity, especially as it pertains to our specific community needs.

Presenters
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Angela Abiodun

Iyengar Yoga Detroit Collective
Angela Abiodun is creating her lived experience using knowledge gained through her yoga practice, doula experiences and interactions with nature. In her spare time writes, colors and dances under the moon.
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Olivia Harper

Birth Doula and Certified Lactation Counselor
Olivia Harper was born and raised in Detroit, MI. During her undergraduate studies, she came to believe that using a community-based approach to doula work can transform communities. In her work as a doula a certified lactation counselor, Olivia uses creative expression to interact... Read More →
avatar for Ebere Oparaeke

Ebere Oparaeke

The Neutral Zone
Ebere Oparaeke is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan-AA with a BS in Women’s Studies. During her time at the university,she was trained as a birth doula and conducted research for her honor’s thesis on black women and their conceptualization and enactment of agency... Read More →


Saturday June 17, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
McGregor: Room J

6:00pm

Shared Spaces: Imagining A Radical History Online Portal
People continue to connect across the globe at an alarming speed. Now the possibility of using technology to connect the countless stories manifested in community archival materials feels like a click away. This Mealtime Meetup aims to bring together a small group of community archival repositories, archivists, developers, designers, and potential users such as researchers, artists, and educators to discuss a possible large scale project that would result in an online digital archives portal.

Presenters
avatar for Itza A. Carbajal

Itza A. Carbajal

Latin American Metadata Librarian, University of Texas Austin LLILAS Benson
Itza Carbajal is the Latin American Metadata Librarian at LLILAS Benson. Her research focuses on community centered archival practices, use of Post-Custodialism, and the role of Community Archives. More at: www.itzacarbajal.com


Saturday June 17, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
State Hall: Room 118

6:00pm

Toward Education Justice
Free Minds, Free People (FMFP) is a national conference that brings together teachers, young people, researchers, parents, and community-based activists and educators to develop and promote education as a tool for liberation. Participants will generate ideas about how to use AMC and FMFP 2017 as an organizing opportunity for their organizations and communities toward a vision for educational justice.

Presenters
avatar for Nate Mullen

Nate Mullen

Nathaniel Mullen is the director of Detroit Future Schools (DFS), a sponsored project of AMP. He joined the AMP team in 2011, as part of the founding team of DFS. Nate’s work thrives at the intersection of art, education and people. For eight years, Nate has worked in classrooms, leading student media investigations which have included everything from stop motion videos about Newton`s Laws to infographics on the complexities of global economics. He has a B.F.A. from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of Detroit Public Schools. Lastly, Nate is a lover of bad jokes, cheesy graphics and Krista Tippett., People In Education
Nathaniel Mullen is the director of People in Education (formerly Detroit Future Schools), a sponsored project of Allied Media Projects (AMP). He joined the AMP team in 2011, as part of the founding team of Detroit Future School. Nate’s work thrives at the intersection of art, education... Read More →
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Thomas Nikundiwe

Education for Liberation


Saturday June 17, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
State Hall: Room 125

6:00pm

Trap Yoga Party (Flicka da Wrist)
Get your practice turnt! Enjoy a judgement free vinyasa flow to a soundscape for the city. The Trap Yoga Party will lift your spirits, heal your body and flick those wrists. Expect a traditional flow with a few new moves to add some bounce to your practice. All levels are welcome and limited mats will be available to use. We will have some mingling with limited refreshments right after class. DJ Rae Chardonnay on the decks with Karla Huffman (Gypsy Yoga) leading class.

Presenters
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Karla Huffman

Gypsy Yoga
Not available at this time.
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Rae Taylor

Black Eutopia
N/A right now


Saturday June 17, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cass Commons: Macalister Hall
 
Sunday, June 18
 

10:00am

Tools to Destigmatize Everyday Mental Health
How can we use technology to understand and support mental health? We will discuss the potential to create digital spaces where we can come together and reconfigure how we talk about and deal with everyday struggles like anxiety. We’ll consider platforms available now and discuss what works and what doesn’t. Participants will leave with a new understanding of how technology and media can open conversations, and offer perspective and guidance.

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Sunday June 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
State Hall: Room 113

11:45am

Community Care Lunch Meet-Up
Join us for a community style care meet-up. We will offer ear (NADA) acupuncture, Reiki and bodywork. The meet-up will be first come, first served – no sign-up necessary. The space is welcoming of all bodies, identities, abilities, and backgrounds.

Presenters
avatar for Chiara Galimberti

Chiara Galimberti

W.I.T.C.H Chicago
Chiara Galimberti a visual artist, organizer, solo mama, and healer-in-training. She is currently pursuing a Master in Acupuncture. She is committed to making healthcare accessible and in building collaborative healing spaces. Her clinical focus is on mental health and trauma. She... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
Student Center: Room 020

11:45am

Girl, I Got You
Our session explores how we can work together to achieve our personal and professionals goals. We will present our framework of setting actionable and attainable goals and attendees will have the option to create a short video diary segment. Participants will be able to use the video as a tool to remind themselves of their initial goals, and can include the skills they built in this workshop on their resumes.

Presenters
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Kristy Lopez

Transwoman Empowerment Initiative
Kristy's story is very inspiring. She has always been a transgender advocate in the criminal justice system, since she has had to serve a sentence in an all male facility as a transwoman. She broke ground by being the first transwoman allowed into an all cisgender female transition... Read More →
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Violet Martinez

Vice President Transwoman Empowerment Initiative
Violet is a transfemme student of color, advocating on issues and taking on the intersectional lense of LGB[T]Q rights, sex workers rights, mental health awareness, youth leadership,and educational/juvenile justice. She is also the vice president of Transwomen Empowerment Initiat... Read More →
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Riley Del Rey

President of Transwoman Empowerment Initiative
Riley is the founder and President of the Chrysalis BeautyCenter and the Transwoman Empowerment Initiative in Albuquerque, New Mexico.She created TEI out of a need for young transwomen of colour to mentor one another to work towards higher personal and professional goals. With the... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
State Hall: Room 123

11:45am

TED-Ed: Amplifying Student and Educator Voice
How can we amplify youth voice? TED’s youth and education initiative, TED-Ed, aims to spark and celebrate the ideas of students ​and teachers around the globe. The TED-Ed Clubs program supports students in presenting their big ideas in the form of short TED-style talks. Participants will experience a hands-on introduction to TED’s curriculum and leave with the tools to support students in developing presentation skills to share their ideas. Additionally, this workshop will explore how TED-Ed Clubs could also be used as a vehicle for exploring and uncovering issues of social justice and equity in and out of the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Nola-rae Cronan

Nola-rae Cronan

Middle School Director at Columbus School for Girls
After working in education for over 15 years, first in high school and then with middle schoolers, Nola-rae has a passion for girls education and technology. With a recent move into a Director role at a Columbus, Ohio all-girls middle school, Nola-rae has enjoyed her continued work... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
State Hall: Room 118

11:45am

Using Creative Commons for Collaboration
Why choose open when everything feels free? This workshop will help folks learn about Creative Commons (CC) licenses for movement building. We'll discuss licensing your work for social change, finding CC media, and why being part of the commons can help your organization shine. Participants will leave with a better sense of CC, how open licensing can work for them, how to use CC in grassroots media, and how they can become a part of CC's global community of social movers and shakers!

Presenters
avatar for Jennie Rose Halperin

Jennie Rose Halperin

Jennie is the Communications Manager at Creative Commons. She makes the CC communications and brand sparkle and works with communities to tell their stories through a variety of media.She previously worked for Safari Books Online/O'Reilly Media as the Product Engagement Manager and... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 11:45am - 12:45pm
State Hall: Room 117

6:00pm

Kicking Literacy Kickball Game
Our kickball game will celebrate the bright minds in Detroit kicking literacy, and at the same time allow us to engage in exercise that is full of fun. We will also be signing up teams and kids for our summer kickball league that will start at end of July. Fans and spectators welcome.

Presenters
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Corey Pope

KeyWayToKids
Keywaytokids.com


Sunday June 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Wayne State University- Soccer Field