a tumblog by FIERCE, an organization by and for LGBTQ Youth of Color
What is Werk It?
Werk It! will bring together lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth organizers from across the country for a day of fabulous, creative, and radical media-making and strategizing! Through interactive activities, skill-shares and strategy sessions, we will share knowledge, develop leadership and build a network for strengthening the power of our communities to fight back—locally, regionally and nationally!
Network Gatherers will work on implementing social media platforms to amplify youth voices, create mapping tools to share information, and explore ideas for broader collaborations. We will also discuss ways to build and maintain active, sustainable networks that support youth-organizing efforts across geographical borders and help us stay connected throughout the year.
What is the Allied Media Confrence?
The Allied Media Confrence is a network of networks – youth organizations, international solidarity activists, anti-violence organizers, technologists, educators, media reform advocates, alternative economists, musicians and artists, disability activists, and many others – all using media in innovative ways. Some of these networks have sprouted from the conference, grown over the course of the year, then reconvened in Detroit larger and healthier. Through cycles of collaboration, question-asking and experimentation, our networks continue to grow, bringing new analysis, and new tools to the AMC every year.
Gonna be there?
Have you already registered for AMC? Come to our Network Gathering on Thursday June 28th from 10am-5pm! RSVP TODAY! Fill out this survey to help us make Werk it! better!
Be sure to check out Werk It! Media Science Fair on Thursday, June 29 at our Werk It Network Gathering. Coming to Werk It and want to share media at our science fair, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org!
How can you help?
If you a can, donate! By donating to Team Werk It! you will be helping Queer and Trans Youth from various organization build there leadership through creative, empowering media making!
For more information about Werk It!, each organization and the AMC, please visit our indiegogo page!
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