design_justice_ng_logo_Im really excited to be attend the Design Justice Network Gathering at the Allied Media Conference this year in Detroit! The gathering will be held on June 16th, the 1st day of #AMC2016!!

Here is a bit about the gathering, from the amazing coordinators:

Design for a social purpose

How can design better support communities facing injustice? How can we foster design processes, and not just products, that reflect our movements’ values? The Design Justice Network Gathering will explore these questions, build on a set of shared principles, and foster a growing network of designers, organizers, and advocates who are committed to critical engagement with design for a social purpose. Through storytelling, dialogue, and sketching, we will uplift a variety of design and organizing processes and identify strategies to facilitate stronger integration between design and organizing. Participants will leave with strategies and methods they can incorporate into their design processes, and a commitment to continue building together.

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You can also check out more about the Allied Media Conference, register and look at whats happening to participate in this year at the 18th annual AMC, June 16-19, 2016. :

Held every summer in Detroit, the conference brings together a vibrant and diverse community of people using media to incite change: filmmakers, radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, dancers, and artists. We define “media” as anything you use to communicate with the world. You are a media-maker!

We define media-based organizing as any collaborative process that uses media, art, or technology to address the roots of problems and advances holistic solutions towards a more just and creative world.

The Allied Media Conference is a collaboratively designed event. Conference content is curated with care every year by 100+ volunteer coordinators of tracks, practice spaces, and network gatherings. The conference features over 300 hands-on workshops, panels, film screenings, Detroit tours, art and music events, strategy sessions, karaoke, bowling, collaborative art and more!