The Allied Media Conference is coming up at the end of June, and we need your support to get our volunteers up to Detroit! This conference affords us an annual opportunity to meet up with fellow childcare collective organizers from all over the country to share strategy, vision, goals, and plans for long-term collaborative organizing. This is our second year as a member of the Intergalactic Conspiracy of Childcare Collectives (ICCC) and we are thrilled to have had a large part in organizing a Network Gathering for this year’s AMC. This is a full day (the Thursday before the conference begins on Friday) during which ICCC members and other interested childcare organizers will meet and spend an ENTIRE DAY discussing childcare collective organizing. Here is the description of the network gathering (updated):
The Intergalactic Conspiracy of Childcare Collectives (ICCC) is a network of collectives who support grassroots organizing by providing childcare at social justice events and meetings. We came together two years ago at the US Social Forum and continued building together for the AMC2011 Kids Track. Using this foundation, the ICCC Network Gathering will be a space to discuss shared politics and visions for ensuring that social justice movements prioritize family/kid-friendly spaces, intergenerationality, and communal care-taking. We will include conversations on why we do this important work, creative space for building resources, and general relationship-building.
This is our day to think through ways that childcare providers across the country can support each other in our work. We welcome childcare providers to attend.
Please support our organizing efforts by attending
Friday, June 8th 5pm-8pm
Phillip Rush Center 1530 Dekalb Ave, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307
We will be serving delicious Mediterranean food with vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. Plates cost $10 and kids’ plates are $5. You will have a menu with several options to choose from as well as friendly table service! Dinner will include an appetizer, a main course, a dessert, and one drink. There will also be a donation-based bar.
This is, of course, a very child-friendly event! There will be a room full of toys and fun activities in case your kids need to take a break from the table. Lively music will be playing all evening, there will be a short screening of what we have done on our radical childcare documentary so far, and guests will get to participate in creating the next version of our radical coloring book!
Come treat yourself!