I'm back in Portland, still processing and reflecting on my trip to the Midwest. I'll be posting more about that soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to share this video about displacement/gentrification in Detroit, featuring Detroit-based female hip-hop artist, Invincible. It's a beautiful example of how powerful a story becomes when different forms of media are combined.
In a couple weeks, I'll be headed back to Detroit for the Allied Media Conference, an event that has always been refueling and inspirational for me because all sorts of folks committed to independent media creation/justice and grassroots organizing come out for it. If you can make it, please do! Not only is the conference itself an incredible experience, just spending time in a city with some of the most radical, effective community/social justice organizing going on is transformative.
Thanks to Samhita for the heads-up on the video.