We are pleased to announce Deep Dive Learning Opportunity Presenters Dr. Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. & Dr. Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW for In Solidarity We Rise: Healing, Opportunity and Justice for Girls, October 11-13, 2017.

Join us at In Solidarity and spend 90 minutes with experts like Dr. Morris and Dr. Covington during our Deep Dive Learning Opportunities. Stay tuned for more session and speaker updates!

Author & Social Justice Scholar.

Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. is the founder and president of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI) and an adjunct associate professor at Saint Mary’s College of California. She is an award-winning scholar and author of three books, including the widely acclaimed Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (The New Press, 2016). She also collaborated with Kemba Smith on her bestselling book, Poster Child: The Kemba Smith Story, and has contributed to several public reports and scholarly publications. Dr. Morris is an appointed member of the U.S. Department of Justice OJJDP National Girls Initiative Expert Panel; the California Department of Education’s Juvenile Court Student Transition Workgroup; and the California Board of State and Community Corrections’ Committee on Reducing Racial and Ethnic Disparity.

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Gender Responsive Strategies.

Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, LCSW, is an internationally recognized clinician, author, lecturer, and organizational consultant. With over thirty-five years of experience, she is noted for her pioneering work in the design and implementation of gender-responsive and trauma-informed treatment services in public, private, and institutional settings. She is the author of numerous publications, including the widely used VOICES: A Program of Self-Discovery and Empowerment for Girls as well as nine additional research-based, manualized treatment curricula. For the past twenty-five years, Dr. Covington has worked to help institutions and programs in the criminal justice system develop effective gender-responsive services. She is the co-director of the Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender & Justice.

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Registration is Open!

Join us for three days of Learning, Strategizing, Connecting and Creating through: Full-day Pre-Conference Intensives; Front Porch Conversations; A Call to Solidarity Strategy Sessions; Deep Dive Learning Opportunities; Innovation in Motion Sessions, and visit our, Un-Exhibit Hall and Self-Care Room.

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Rise In Solidarity Together.

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.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, contact Holly Weems-Ladd at Holly@NationalCrittenton.org or, 503.297.2217.

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