On May 24, 2022, National Crittenton released the report, At the Forefront: The Experiences of Girls, Young Women and Gender-Expansive Youth of Color as they Navigate the COVID-19 Pandemic and Social Uprising.
The Spring and Fall of 2020 were tumultuous times across the country, during which the needs of cis and trans girls, young women, and gender-expansive young people of color were invisible. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis, as well as the uprisings ignited by ongoing police brutality and systemic racism in the United States, National Crittenton and the National Collaborative of Young Women’s Initiatives (National YWI) organized 15 virtual, regional, and Tribal In Solidarity Conversations. More than 380 girls boldly came together to share their experience to make their voices heard.
Hear from organizers, fellows, and participants in the video below.