Allied Media Projects offers booking services to select participants in the Sponsored Projects program. The following presenters are now available for speaking engagements, performances, and/or consultation services in your communities and institutions.
To submit a booking inquiry, click the links below. We will work with the host organization to tailor the engagement towards your needs and goals.
AirGo is a weekly podcast and cultural media hub in Chicago, showcasing the artists, rappers, poets, musicians, organizers, and change makers reshaping the culture of the city and country for the more equitable and creative. Through longform conversations, AirGo puts Chicago's re-imaginers in conversation, documenting Chicago's radical renaissance and creating a living archive of humanizing dialogue telling the stories of our creative communities and social movements. AirGo is a sponsored project of Allied Media Projects, a Detroit-based organization that cultivates media for liberation.
In Our Names
In Our Names Network gathers and share resources and works to prevent, ensure accountability, and end state violence against Black women, girls trans and gender nonconforming people and femmes. Network co-founder Andrea J. Ritchie is the author of Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color and co-author of Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women and Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States, and works with organizations across the country on campaigns to resist police violence and challenge criminalization. She offers presentations and workshops for organizers, advocacy groups and academic institutions, on policing and criminalization of Black women & LGBTQ people and women & LGBTQ people of color, including sexual violence by law enforcement officers.
People's Guide to AI
Originating as a zine 2018 by Mimi Onuoha and Mother Cyborg (Diana Nucera), A People’s Guide to AI uses a popular education approach to explore and explain AI-based technologies so that everyone—from youth to seniors, and from non-techies to experts—has the chance to think critically about the kinds of futures automated technologies can bring.
Visionary Organizing Lab
Visionary Organizing Lab offers Praxis Labs and talks by Matthew Birkhold. Praxis Lab utilize a mixture of popular education methods and principles of emergent strategy to create space to experiment with theory, practice, reflection, and the relationship between all three. In addition to Praxis Labs we also co-design facilitative processes with people and groups. If you want to work with us but our listed programming does not meet your needs, please reach out to us and we can talk.
What does it mean to resist and what role can visionary organizing and art play in resistance? Toni Cade Bambara said, "the role of the artist is to make revolution irresistible." Petty Propolis embodies that responsibility through written and spoken poetry, workshops, literature, and presentations.
Dani McClain reports on race and reproductive health. She is a contributing writer at The Nation and a fellow with Type Media Center (formerly the Nation Institute). McClain's writing has appeared in outlets including Slate, Talking Points Memo, Colorlines, EBONY.com, and The Rumpus. In 2018, she received a James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. Her work has been recognized by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. McClain was a staff reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and has worked as a strategist with organizations including Color of Change and the Drug Policy Alliance. McClain’s book, We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood, was published April 2019 by Bold Type Books (formerly Nation Books).
Octavia’s Brood is touring the US and offering opportunities to bring radical science fiction to your upcoming event.
Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute
adrienne maree brown is the author of Emergent Strategy, co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements. She is a writer, facilitator, pleasure activist, coach, healer and doula living in Detroit.
Walidah Imarisha Workshops
Walidah Imarisha is a writer, educator, activist and spoken word artist. She is the author of Angels with Dirty Faces: Three Stories of Crime, Prison, and Redemption, the poetry collection Scars/Stars and co-editor of two anthologies: Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements and Another World is Possible.