In Solidarity Speakers & Panelists

We Must Be United

To Advance the Needs & Potential of Girls & Young Women

In Solidarity has been created as more than a conference. It has been designed as an opportunity to connect, to be moved and energized, and to strategize together with young women as leaders for change. We are excited about the amazing speakers you will hear at In Solidarity.

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.

Join us in Washington, DC this October and make a statement that divide and conquer will not work this time!

Opening Keynote: Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

A Pioneer In the Field of Medicine

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has earned international attention for her innovative approach to addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, as a risk factor for adult disease such as heart disease and cancer. Her work has demonstrated that it’s time to reassess the relationship between early childhood adversity, child development and health, and how the practical applications of the adverse Childhood Experiences study can improve health outcomes.

Learn More about Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Plenary: Women’s Voices from the Stand at Standing Rock

Protecting our Water: Women’s Voices from the Stand at Standing Rock

The fight against the Enbridge pipeline incursion near the Standing Rock Tribal Nation in North Dakota drew international attention to the depth of the commitment of those protesting the pipeline and the rights of Indigenous people to their homeland. Panelists will share their experiences and describe how women and girls played an essential role in the stand at Standing Rock and the breadth of alliances created there.

Moderator: Terri Yellowhammer
Panelist: Youth Activist, Asia Gilbertson Black Bull & Madelyn Big Crow. Mallory Moon, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Angela Bibens, Red Owl Law.

Speakers and Panelists

Sasha Ahuja

Sasha Ahuja

Girls for Gender Equity

Liz S. Alexander

Liz S. Alexander

She Dreams of Freedom

Yael Anaya

Yael Anaya

Street Law

Julia Arroyo

Julia Arroyo

Young Women's Freedom Center

Liany Elba Arroyo

Liany Elba Arroyo

The National Campaign

Leteria Bailey

Leteria Bailey

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington

Suzanne Banning

Suzanne Banning

Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado

Darla Bardine

Darla Bardine

National Network for Youth

Alyssa Beck

Alyssa Beck

Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center

Katie Becker

Katie Becker

Florence Crittenton Services, North Carolina

Angelique Beluso

Angelique Beluso

NYC Young Women’s Advisory Council

Fanisee Bias

Fanisee Bias

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Angela Bibens

Angela Bibens

Red Owl Law

Madelyn Big Crow

Madelyn Big Crow

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Mary Bissell

Mary Bissell

Childfocus

Toni Bissen

Toni Bissen

The Pū'ā Foundation

Dr. Jamilia Blake

Dr. Jamilia Blake

Texas A&M University

Dr. Linda Laussell Bryant

Dr. Linda Laussell Bryant

New York University

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Center for Youth Wellness

Victoria Byfield

Victoria Byfield

S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective

Debra Camarillo

Debra Camarillo

The Latino Commission

María Campos

María Campos

Southwest Keys

Yessica Cancel

Yessica Cancel

PACE Center for Girls, Inc.

Organization

Rebecca Cokely

Rebecca Cokely

The National Council on Disability

Natalie A. Collier

Natalie A. Collier

The Lighthouse

Dr. Stephanie S. Covington

Dr. Stephanie S. Covington

Center for Gender & Justice Institute for Relational Development

Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni

Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni

One Drop of Love

Dr. Johanna Creswell Báez

Dr. Johanna Creswell Báez

Southwest Key Programs

Carmen Daugherty

Carmen Daugherty

Youth First Initiative

Dorene Day Waubanewquay

Dorene Day Waubanewquay

White Earth Nation

Kalisha Dessources

Kalisha Dessources

Former Policy Advisor to the Obama White House Council on Women and Girls

Michelle Diaz

Michelle Diaz

Families on the Move of NYC

Tia Dolet

Tia Dolet

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington

Sharyn Dougherty

Sharyn Dougherty

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington

Tanisha 'Wakumi' Douglas

Tanisha 'Wakumi' Douglas

S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective

Jolee Eckert

Jolee Eckert

Florence Crittenton Services

Topeka, KS

Lisette Engel

Lisette Engel

#NoTeenShame

Rocsana Enriquez

Rocsana Enriquez

The Art of Yoga project

Rebecca Epstein

Rebecca Epstein

Georgetown Law Center on Poverty & Inequality

Mary Lynn Fitton

Mary Lynn Fitton

The Art of Yoga Project

Mikaela Galvis-Venegas

Mikaela Galvis-Venegas

Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

Karen Gentile

Karen Gentile

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Hope Ghazala

Hope Ghazala

NYC Young Women’s Advisory Council

Asia Gilbertson

Asia Gilbertson

Rosebud Sioux Tribe

Thalia González

Thalia González

Georgetown University Law Center

Fatima Goss Graves

Fatima Goss Graves

National Women's Law Center

Kylynn Grier

Kylynn Grier

Girls for Gender Equity

Tanya Gumbs

Tanya Gumbs

NYC Young Women’s Advisory Council

Tiauana Harris

Tiauana Harris

Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice

Sara Haskie-Mendoza

Sara Haskie-Mendoza

National Compadres Network

Tiffany Hayes

Tiffany Hayes

The National Crittenton Foundation

Andrew Holbein

Andrew Holbein

Graham Windham

Charice Hopkins

Charice Hopkins

Rights4Girls

Amy Howton

Amy Howton

Design impact

Sarah Hyde

Sarah Hyde

Florence Crittenton Services, North Carolina

Dr. Angela Irvine

Dr. Angela Irvine

Ceres Policy Research

Deborah Jiang-Stein

Deborah Jiang-Stein

unPrison Project

Yolanda Johnson

Yolanda Johnson

Street Law, Inc.

Pamela Jones

Pamela Jones

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington

Maheen Kaleem

Maheen Kaleem

Rights4Girls

Clio Kalliope

Clio Kalliope

S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective, Miami Beach Senior High School

Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa

Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa

Women With A Vision

Lara S. Kaufmann

Lara S. Kaufmann

Girls Inc.

Monique Kitnikone

Monique Kitnikone

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Sara Kugler

Sara Kugler

The National Crittenton Foundation

Sharika Kumar

Sharika Kumar

Girls for Gender Equity

Tina Lifford

Tina Lifford

The Inner Fitness Project

Samantha López

Samantha López

National Crittenton Foundation

Dominique Love

Dominique Love

Community Leader

Courtney Macavinta

Courtney Macavinta

The Respect Institute

Sheila Mahony

Sheila Mahony

Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado

Jennifer Martinez

Jennifer Martinez

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Dr. C. Nicole Mason

Dr. C. Nicole Mason

Washington Area Women's Foundation

Center for Research and Policy in the Public Interest

Cassaundra May-Mynatt

Cassaundra May-Mynatt

National Crittenton Foundation

Emma Mayerson

Emma Mayerson

Alliance For Girls

Organization

Andrea McChristian

Andrea McChristian

New Jersey Institute for Social Justice

Zenab Ali Mebed

Zenab Ali Mebed

Florence Crittenton Services, Topeka

Logan Meza

Logan Meza

S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective

Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller

Childfocus

Organization

Mallory Moon

Mallory Moon

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Dr. Monique Morris

Dr. Monique Morris

National Black Women’s Justice Institute

Jessica Moore Solorzano

Jessica Moore Solorzano

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington

Lou Murrey

Lou Murrey

Stay Together Appalachian Youth Project

Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt

Dr. LaQuandra Nesbitt

DC Department of Health

Oluwabukola Ogunrinola

Oluwabukola Ogunrinola

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Retha Onitiri

Retha Onitiri

New Jersey Institute for Social Justicei

Jennifer O'Reily Mott

Jennifer O'Reily Mott

Fission Strategy

Jeannette Pai-Espinosa

Jeannette Pai-Espinosa

National Crittenton Foundation

Josselin Panameno

Josselin Panameno

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington

Angell Pérez

Angell Pérez

Colorado Circles for Change

Catherine Pierce

Catherine Pierce

Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention

Minerva Plascencio

Minerva Plascencio

Southwest Key Programs

Dr. Lawanda Ravoira

Dr. Lawanda Ravoira

Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center

Marcia Rincon-Gallardo

Marcia Rincon-Gallardo

NOXTIN: Equal Justice for All

Tanya Robinson

Tanya Robinson

National Crittenton Foundation

Lindsay Rosenthal

Lindsay Rosenthal

Vera Institute of Justice

Addie Rolnick

Addie Rolnick

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law

Nyla Roy

Nyla Roy

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington

Vanessa Ruiz

Vanessa Ruiz

Artistic Noise

Liz Ryan

Liz Ryan

Youth First Initiative

Victoria Sammartino

Victoria Sammartino

Voices UnBroken

Marlene Sanchez

Marlene Sanchez

Communities United for Resorative Justice (CURYJ)

Nicki Sanders

Nicki Sanders

Crittenton Services of Greater Washington

Dana Schoffelman

Dana Schoffelman

Florence Crittenton Services, Topeka, KS

Meeta Sharma-Holt

Meeta Sharma-Holt

Techbridge Girls

Francine Sherman

Francine Sherman

Boston College Law School

Joanne Smith

Joanne Smith

Girls for Gender Equity

Naomi Smoot

Naomi Smoot

Coalition for Juvenile Justice

Erik R. Stegman

Erik R. Stegman

Center for Native American Youth, The Aspen Institute

Kathy Szafran

Kathy Szafran

Crittenton Services, Inc., West Virginia

Kimmy Takata

Kimmy Takata

The Pū'ā Foundation

Desta Taye-Channell

Desta Taye-Channell

Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado

Diane Thompson

Diane Thompson

Florence Crittenton Services, North Carolina

Lina To

Lina To

Straight Ahead Ministries

Yasmin Vafa

Yasmin Vafa

Rights4Girls

Debbie Victor

Debbie Victor

The Pū'ā Foundation

Kathiana Vixama

Kathiana Vixama

S.O.U.L. Sisters Leadership Collective Coalition

Alyssa Wainaina

Alyssa Wainaina

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Ebony Walcott

Ebony Walcott

Artistic Noise

K. Shakira Washington

K. Shakira Washington

National Crittenton Foundation

Sandra White Hawk

Sandra White Hawk

First Nations Repatriation Institute

Dr. Connie Wun

Dr. Connie Wun

Transformative Research

Terri Yellowhammer

Terri Yellowhammer

Indian Child Welfare Law Center

Rebecca Young

Rebecca Young

Florence Crittenton Services, North Carolina

Aishatu R. Yusuf

Aishatu R. Yusuf

National Black Women's Justice Institute

Andrea Zamora

Andrea Zamora

Senior, Unity High School

Alliance For Girls