Imagine standing at the base of a 20,000 foot mountain. A mountain known to have some of the worst weather in the world – only 200 miles south of the North Pole. Denali is one of the Seven Summits – the highest mountains of each of the seven continents. Its vertical rise is higher than Mount Everest. As you read this, Sara Safari is preparing to climb it, and she is doing it for girls and young women like me.
National Crittenton is bidding a bittersweet farewell to Senior Vice President of Operations, Consuelo Saragoza at the end of June, as she embarks on retirement. She kindly reflected on her time at National Crittenton and passes along the following message:
On behalf of the Youth Advisory Board, I want to welcome you to National Crittenton’s In Solidarity We Rise: Healing, Opportunity, and Justice for Girls 2019 event. Consider how powerful we are, and how much power will be under one roof this weekend.
Then think about how powerful we are all year.
National Crittenton is pleased to announce that Doniel Sutton, of Paypal, has been named to its board of trustees.
Dr. Monique W. Morris 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.
We have a long history as advocates for young women and girls
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