Thursday, June 19, 2008

Howling Mob Society presents at the Allied Media Conference

The Howling Mob Society will be presenting alongside the Pocho Research Society at the 10th annual Allied Media Conference in Detroit this weekend. The panel, "History, Memory and Public Space: Taking Back the Plaque", is organized by Nicolas Lampert. Pocho Research Society does some really invigorating work out in Los Angeles, posting corrections to officially sanctioned historical markers (pictured below is one of my favorites, you can read the text on the plaque here).

From the AMC's website: The Allied Media Conference cultivates media strategies for a more just and creative world. Held every June in Detroit, MI, it is the primary point of intersection in the U.S. for alternative media makers and committed social justice activists from around the country. We come together to share tools and tactics for transforming our communites through media-based organizing. The panel discussions and workshops of the AMC are hands-on and practical, intergenerational while youth-centered. They showcase the solutions emerging from places where creativity is a matter of survival. Out of the AMC, we evolve new skills and strategies to bring back to our local contexts. We deepen our relationships and expand our networks in ways that support ongoing collaboration throughout the year.

1 comment:

natasha said...

Great to see this as I've listened to Ry Cooder's Chavez Ravine over and over.