We are pleased to announce Deep Dive Learning Opportunity Presenters Dr. Connie Wun, Ph.D. & Deborah Jiang-Stein 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. Wun and Deborah Jiang-Stein during our Deep Dive Learning Opportunities. Stay tuned for more session and speaker updates!

Participatory Action Research.

Connie Wun, Ph.D. is Founder and Director of Transformative Research: An Institute for Research + Social Transformation, which trains community-based organizations in community-driven research and conducts research on issues of race and gender violence and equity.

Through the Institute, she has served as a research consultant and trainer for the National Organization of Asian Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV), Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) in New York City, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA), Monsoon: Asian Women United in Iowa, and The Networking Project of Iowa.

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Incarcerated Women and Girls.

Deborah Jiang-Stein, is a national speaker and founder of the, unPrison Project, a nonprofit working to empower and inspire incarcerated women and girls with programs, resources, and tools for life skills and mentoring.

Her memoir, Prison Baby, published by Beacon Press, is described as “One woman’s struggles—beginning with her birth in prison—to find self-acceptance, proving that redemption and healing are possible, even from the darkest corners.” For more than 10 years, Deborah has championed support for people in need of freedom, life skills development, and education.

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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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