In Solidarity We Rise

In Solidarity We Rise By National Crittenton
March 21, 2019 4:04 pm

National Crittenton, led by one of our Steering Committee members Jeannette Pai-Espinosa, invite you to join their annual event In Solidarity We Rise.

In Solidarity is More Than a Conference– it is a national convening of young leaders, advocates, social service professionals, community-based organizations, and policymakers. This gathering includes a variety of opportunities to engage, learn, and connect:

  • Intensive deep-dive learning sessions featuring presentations by leaders and experts on critical and urgent topics
  • Interactive innovation in motion sessions sharing creative models and ideas for programming, community organizing, communication, and policy reform from folks’ on-the-ground work in communities
  • A self-care room curated by Harriet’s Apothecary
  • Dynamic training opportunities through pre-conference intensives
  • An un-exhibit hall curated to celebrate the culture, art, and entrepreneurship of girls, women, and gender nonconforming youth

Dr. Monique W. Morris, one of the founders of the Learning Network, will be on the main stage for a plenary session at In Solidarity, where she will present a segment of the upcoming feature length documentary, “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” produced by Women in the Room Productions and Dr. Monique W. Morris. In this sequence we’ll look at some hard truths — how Black girls, some as young as seven, others as old as 19, see themselves and maintain their strength while dealing with a world that tries to marginalize and diminish them. The segment also contextualizes the societal forces that create this pattern of dismissal and points to how the girls themselves and their advocates are working to change this narrative.

Rebecca Epstein will als present on Friday with Dr. Jamilia Blake, Senior Scholar for the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality, for an Innovation in Motion Session, that will continue the conversation about their work on Adultification. During this session, attendees will engage in discussion with each other and have the opportunity to share their stories, opinions, etc. about their lived experiences with adultification.


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