We are pleased to announce Deep Dive Learning Sessions, Defining Home: Envisioning opportunity & Justice in the Rural South and Resisting Invisibility: Native Girls in the Justice System at In Solidarity We Rise: Healing, Opportunity and Justice for Girls, October 11-13, 2017.

Join us at In Solidarity and learn about justice in the rural south with Sara Kugler, Natalie Collier and Lou Murrey and learn about American Indian and Alaska Native girls’ experiences in tribal, federal and state justice systems with Addie Rolnick, Erik Stegman and Native Youth.

Defining Home: Envisioning Opportunity & Justice In The Rural South.

Natalie A. Collier, The Lighthouse
Lou Murrey, Stay Together Appalachian Youth Project
Sara Kugler, The National Crittenton Foundation

Rural communities in the U.S. South are often either left out of public discussion or narrowly defined through a deficit lens. This session will focus on how young women & nonbinary folks from the rural South define home, create opportunity, and envision justice in and for the communities where they live and work.

Resisting Invisibility: Native Girls In The Justice System.

Addie Rolnick, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Williams S. Boyd School of Law
Erik R. Stegman, Center for Native American Youth, The Aspen Institute

American Indian and Alaska Native girls’ experiences in tribal, federal, and state justice systems are not adequately reflected in juvenile justice system data efforts. Given their historical legacy, Native girls are positioned in a unique way. At the same time, their uniqueness makes them less visible and less understood. Panelists will share a new report on Native girls, describe a roundtable that helped lead to the report’s publication, and hear Native girls’ stories.

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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