In Solidarity We Rise

More Than a Conference

The National Crittenton Foundation is excited to be hosting In Solidarity We Rise: Healing, Opportunity and Justice for Girls (In Solidarity), on October 11-13, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Core to In Solidarity is the leadership and engagement of girls and young women, and the use of a variety of approaches to learning, strategizing and connecting that are creative, intersectional, and two or multigenerational.

In Solidarity will focus on:

  • HEALING – Understanding the root causes of trauma and discovering new pathways to well being.
  • OPPORTUNITY – Exploring diverse and innovative ways to support health, economic security and civic engagement for girls.
  • JUSTICE – Catalyzing and strengthening the justice reform for girls’ movement.

Join Us For:

  • Full-day Pre-Conference Intensives: Topics such as gender and trauma-informed approaches, advocacy, young women led sessions, etc.

  • Front Porch Conversations: Sit on the front porch and sip lemonade while having powerful, moving conversations in small groups with girls, young women, and women from around the country on questions of importance to our future. (Much thanks to Women With A Vision for this concept).

  • A Call to Solidarity: The divide and conquer strategy has been an effective and troubling way to disrupt the momentum of social movements. The key question for “A Call to Solidarity” is how can those of us in the movement for justice for girls interrupt and counter efforts to create division, territory and competition within our diverse communities and issue areas. Through frank conversations, polling technology, and interactive and creative large and small group discussions, we will define together what solidarity is—and must be—for all of us to see each other’s success as our own. A summary of knowledge gained at these sessions will be shared during the closing plenary.

  • Deep Dive Learning Opportunities: Spend 90 minutes with experts delving into specific topics of interest such as somatic approaches to healing, school push-out, and more.

  • Innovation in Motion: Experience 45-minutes of dynamic interaction focused on sharing and learning about exciting innovative ideas, programs, community organizing, communication, and technology.

  • The Un-Exhibit Hall: What can we do that is different than traditional exhibit hall tables? Youth selling their art, girls and young women owned businesses, mini performances, etc. Share your ideas with us about how to create an exciting un-exhibit hall!

  • Self-Care Room: Visit this calming space, designed to support you in feeling grounded and centered throughout the conference.

In Solidarity has been designed as an opportunity to connect, to be moved and energized, and to strategize together with young women leaders for change. Check out some of our Amazing Speakers!

In Solidary will provide a diverse array of opportunities to learn and connect through Deep Dive Learning, Innovation in Motion and A Call to Solidarity sessions, along with Front Porch Conversations. In addition the Self Care Room and the Un Exhibit Hall will be open to provide opportunities for respite and inspiration throughout the event. Download the In Solidarity Conference Schedule and Session Descriptions.

To Truly Be and Act In Solidarity, We Must Come Together.

We must create an environment where everyone feels safe, valued and supported to authentically connect, strategize, create and share, side-by-side, across and within generations and communities.  It will take all of us working together to make this happen. To achieve this, during registration, everyone will be asked to commit to a set of core principles (developed by BOLD Crittenton young women) that will ground our interactions with each other. You can find the principles here.

The Movement For Girls Must Be Intergenerational, Intersectional & Enduring.

We ask you to join in partnership with The National Crittenton Foundation in achieving the goal of having 50% of In Solidarity attendees be under the age of 25. To learn how you can support the attendance of young women, email To learn how you can be a sponsor of In Solidarity, email Holly at


In Solidarity Registration Pricing

Youth ages 24 and younger – $200, October 11th – 13th (includes pre-conference intensives).

General – $375, October 12th – 13th

Pre-Conference Intensive & General – $475, October 11th – 13th

Pre-Conference Intensive – $175, October 11th

Be a Sponsor

Change Maker, Trail Blazer, Champion, Innovator, Advocate, Ally – which are you? Support the advancement of healing, opportunity and justice for girls and young women by sponsoring the In Solidarity conference.

Download Sponsorship Information (PDF)

The Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the Crittenton legacy and honor the work of individuals whose actions today advance the health, self-empowerment, economic security, and civic engagement of girls and young women impacted by childhood adversity, violence and trauma.

More information coming soon…

Rise In Solidarity Together. Donate Today.

Now more than ever, we know that we must be unified in order to advance the needs and potential of girls and young women who through no fault of their own live on the margin of the American dream.

In Solidarity is being designed to provide a diverse array of opportunities for us to learn, build, and strengthen alliances and relationships, and to define and commit to being in solidarity. Donate to In Solidarity and a portion of your donation will provide opportunities for girls and young women to attend the conference. To do so, please reference In Solidarity in the notes section of your donation.

Reserve Your Room Today!

Washington Hilton

Use our exclusive In Solidarity conference room rate at the Washington Hilton.
Please note: Rooms are not available if you book directly through the hotel.

Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009