There are lots of ways to get involved with our work! Here are just a few:
Become a Youth Member! Youth members are folks between the ages of 14 and 24 who self-identify as LGBTQ, and as people of color. These are the folks who attend our regular meetings, and can represent the collective at events. Members work together to come up with ideas for media projects that transform oppression within our communities, and then work on making those concepts a reality.
Become a Project Coordinator! Project Coordinators are adult allies or youth members who commit to making sure the logistics of our meetings, media projects, and any other plans are taken care of. Coordinators help with things like driving members to and from meetings, making sure food is taken care of, shopping for supplies, and helping out at meetings, dialogues, and events.
Become a Community Ally! Community Allies are people who support our project, and want to help out. They’re folks who don’t come to most of our meetings, but attend info sessions, meet with us to review our ideas and give advice, and provide the mentorship we need to be successful.
Donate! Our collective is always working to raise funds, which we put towards food for our meetings, supplies for media projects, training for our members and coordinators, and any other operating costs that come up. If you’re able to donate, please consider doing so here. We also accept in-kind donations! If you don’t have any extra cash, but still want to support us, check out the below wish list, and let us know if you have anything you’d be willing to share.
Detroit REPRESENT! Wish List
- Old or unwanted digital cameras you’re not using
- Laptops, tablets, or netbooks
- Art supplies: Crayons, markers, scissors, glue, sketchbooks, stickers, you name it!
- Fabric scraps
- Old or unwanted magazines
- Flip cams, or any video-recording devices
- Paint: spray paint, acrylic paint, watercolors, any kind of paint!
- Old or unwanted scanners, printers, or other office supplies
- Audio-recording devices of any type
- Gently used, solid-color t-shirts and hoodies, with no images or logos
- Microphones of any type
- Printer paper
- Ink to go inside a printer
- Screen-printing supplies
- Matboard, cardstock, and heavier-duty paper products
- Studio lighting equipment and backdrops
- Unused smartphones or ipods that can access the internet