Send Black, Queer Activists to AMC!

$6,525 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 115 people in 31 months
Meghan Elizabeth
on behalf of Shayna Cureton
 OAKLAND, CA
We are a collective of 11 Black radicals who need your help getting to the Allied Media Conference this summer.

We are activist, scholars, healers, child care providers, film makers, hood rats and dreamers.

We are Black, queer, femme and gender nonconforming bad mother f*ckers.

With six accepted workshop proposals, an herbal apothecary and a desire to share unappologetically Black space at the AMC, it is imperative that we get to Detroit. We must continue to grow the relationships we began at last years conference and connect with other Black and Brown organizers to create and ensure Black- only and/or Black- centric spaces and leadership. 

Here are some of our workshops:
"seeds of action":  a direct action training.
"run nigga run": a physical libratory experience.
"ghost writing": creative writing through ancestors
"when we rule the world": kids in direct action

We will also be towing in a 15-20 plant herbal apothecary known as FemmeScience, as well as an award- winning film maker who will be documenting all the Black excellence that goes down.

As you can imagine, bringing 11 Black geniuses from the Bay to Detroit is no small task. We need your help! Donations of any size are very much appreciated. 
Your dolla$$$ will support-
- flights and travel costs
- food and self care items
- housing for 5 days
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Dear community,

As we head to the Allied Media Conference early tomorrow morning, we're in deep gratitude to each and every person who gave and shared our campaign. We wouldn't have made it without you.

We have 6 accepted workshops among the 10 of us (yeah, we're amazing!) Check out Xan, MJ, and Nolizwe's session description below!

"Seeds of Direct Action: How'd You Pull that Off?"
Saturday, June 17 @ 11am

In 18 months, the direct action collective "black.seed" executed ‪#‎BlackBrunch‬, shut down a police department, woke the mayor, shut down a city council meeting and the Bay Bridge. We will analyze the tactical approaches we’ve utilized in Black, queer feminist centered direct action organizing. Participants will first explore the long history of DA organizing and be guided through a direct action plan, including objectives, logic, roles and strategy.
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We head to Allied Media Conference on Wednesday! There is still time to support this radical group of Black queers, healers, educators, and activists - even while we are there! Please continue sharing as you can!

Today's featured member of our dope group is: Shayna Cureton.

Shayna is an avid urban farmer, member of black.seed, BLM Bay Area And . She is also the founder and Director of Abundant Beginnings, a community education and empowerment initiative that is re-imagining how communities can grow learners who think critically, live responsibly, and create meaningful change. With over 15 years of experience working with children, she is dedicated to improving how we educate and liberate our children. abundantbeginnings.org

Will you help Shayna get to the AMC?
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Today's featured member of our group is: Melissa Crosby!

Melissa is an activist who seeks to create a positive difference for life on the planet. As a member of Bay Area and national organizations, including The Last 3%, black.seed, and BLM, she seeks to call attention to the global suffering, oppression, and exploitation of black, brown, and poor people while holding a queer, womanist, ecologically-centered lens. She insists humans seize this moment by profoundly reimagining what it means to be truly alive and in harmony with the planet.

Will you help Melissa get to the Allied Media Conference for the first time this year?
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Greetings everyone! We only have a few short weeks to meet our fundraising goal! We're getting ready for our presentations as we speak.

Today's featured member of our delegation is Alicia Bell.

Alicia Bell is a Southern-Born, Black, Queer, Femme. In the South, Femme folks often know how to repair homes, cultivate gardens, work on cars, host parties, and throw shade in order to survive the world. This grounding in a multiplicity of tactics for self-determination is something Alicia takes into her work for freedom and liberation, which is why you may see her organizing with black.seed or the Housing Rights Committee, educating young folks with Abundant Beginnings, facilitating workshops through Critical Resistance’s Oakland Power Projects, or pursuing various creative and healing endeavors.
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Any small gift can help Alicia and 9 other amazing organizers get to the Allied Media Conference!
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Raised by 115 people in 31 months
Created April 25, 2016
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on behalf of Shayna Cureton
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