AMP Seeds produces events that bring together visionary minds from across the AMP network for dialogue, resource-sharing, and reflection. These events offer a space to strengthen existing connections and forge new relationships that sustain our collective healing and learning while building the world we need.
2023 Seeds Series
My Body, My Movement
June 8 7:00PM EST
The power of dance has long sustained social justice organizing as a technology of resistance that brings communities together for collective expression, joy, and healing. Join us for a night of performance, workshops, and a discussion that explores the liberating force of collective movement across abilities, ages, and styles.
Hood Work: Neighborhood as Resistance
July 13 7:00PM EST
Hear from Asia Hamilton of Norwest Gallery, Bryce Detroit of New Center, and Tyree Guyton of the Heidelberg Project as they discuss how they’re proudly creating from the hoods of our city while resisting gentrification and erasure with creativity, innovation, and community care.
Community Nourishment: “Gather” Film Screening
August 3 7:00PM EST
Join us for a special screening of Gather, a 2020 film that captures the growing and vast food sovereignty movement of Native Americans across Turtle Island building community, restoring ancestral foodways, and reclaiming Native food and agriculture systems.
Waging Love: Building an Environmentally Just Detroit
September 14 7:00PM EST
This community panel will bring together an intergenerational coalition of organizers from Detroit’s environmental & climate justice dedicated to amplifying the solutions we need to ensure safety and equity for all.
Fall 2021 Wisdom of Small Joys
“So often the scars are the detritus of attempting not to be the Earth. It’s the violence that arrives from separation.” – Ross Gay
Fall 2021 Reimagining Safety
“Can we just have a really honest conversation. Just a really honest conversation. Can we take the anger out just for a second? Just long enough to have a conversation. A meeting of the hearts and minds.” -Myrtle Thompson-Curtis
Fall 2021 Performance as Resistance
“The one thing that you always need with resistance is always look at yourself and be proud of the fact that you made it to another day to keep fighting, to keep pushing, to keep being yourself.” – Junior Mintt
Fall 2021 Dismantling Barriers with The Undocumented Filmmakers Collective
“Look at us as collaborators. We’re not subjects. We are not subjects.” -Dorian Gomez
Fall 2022 Bodily Autonomy and Care
Beyond access to contraception and abortion, the Reproductive justice movement challenges us to consider broad access of reproductive care, affirmative bodily autonomy, and self-determined parenthood as essential aspects of autonomy and justice. Bodily Autonomy & Care brings together reproductive justice organizers and filmmakers who are collaboratively creating short films that center and affirm unapologetic feminism with love and dignity.
Fall 2022 Community-Rooted Development
Join us for a rich conversation with Detroit leaders to discuss the complexities of investment and ownership that decentralizes capitalist gains and encourages relationships with a community’s history, culture, and legacy.
Fall 2022 The Internet is Black
Join us for a special screening of That’s So Black, a pop culture video series produced by MediaJustice about how Black people have created, shaped, and nourished Internet culture.