Jenny Lee

Co-Director of Allied Media Projects

Jenny Lee is a co-director of Allied Media Projects. She was instrumental in relocating the Allied Media Conference from Bowling Green, Ohio, to her hometown of Detroit in 2007 and has since facilitated the conference's national growth and evolution while deepening its roots in Detroit.

Jenny's community-organizing work in Detroit began in 2002, when she participated at age 19 in the youth-leadership program Detroit Summer. Merging her experiences with independent media, anti-corporate-globalization activism and the dialectical humanist theories of Detroit Summer founders Grace Lee amd James Boggs, Jenny developed an understanding of how community media production could be a self- and structure-transforming activity.

In 2009, she led the process of founding the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition and securing a $1.8 million stimulus grant through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As a member of the leadership team implementing the grant, Jenny launched the Detroit Future Network, which now consists of hundreds of youth, artists, educators and community organizers who are transforming Detroit from the bottom up.

In her role as co-director of Allied Media Projects, Jenny cultivates a feedback loop of theories and practices in community media-based organizing between this emerging local network and the national network of the Allied Media Conference.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good