Most of us have had some time to reflect on the work done this election season, but now it is time to strategize and mobilize to fight for the changes we have worked towards. What better venue than the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference! This time the conference is the weekend of March 23-25, 2013 at the Double Tree Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of the nation’s capital. As we have in the past, we will have our conference with speakers and workshops on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll wrap up the conference with a Capitol Hill visit day on Monday.
The National Young Feminist Leadership Conference is an exciting opportunity to congregate with over 500 feminist student activists from across the country. Network with our speakers, who are feminist members of Congress, nonprofit leaders, doctors, lawyers, bloggers, community activists and students! Workshops will be all day Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, which will give you motivation and education to bring the issues most important to you to your representatives on Capitol Hill day Monday the 25th.
At the conference we’ll share the latest developments in feminist political activism around domestic and global women’s health, reproductive rights, voter participation, gender-based violence, LGBTQ rights and more. In addition, we hope that you collaborate with others and share your activist ideas and group building tips with other students.
We are currently acquiring speakers and other logistics for the conference, and will let you know who is speaking as soon as speakers are confirmed!
Past speakers have included:
- Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation
- Tina Tchen, Executive Director, White House Council on Women & Girls
- Hilda Solis, US Department of Labor Secretary
- Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder, United Farm Workers
- Jehmu Greene, President, Women’s Media Center
- Megan Evans, National President, Medical Students for Choice
- Shelby Knox, Director of Organizing, Women’s Rights, Change.org
- Sandra Fluke, Young Activist and Speaker
While we are creating this year’s conference, it is a great time for you and your group to plan your trip to DC. Register now for the conference to make sure you get the early bird rate. Make sure you start thinking about transportation, lodging, and funding now. We have a group rate of $129 for a single or double room at the Double Tree Crystal City. To make reservations, use our special page on the Double Tree website or call the hotel at  416-4100 and mention the Feminist Majority Foundation to get our group rate.
Feel free to email email@example.com or call our DC office at 703-522-2214 if you have any questions. We can’t wait to see you all this March and get down to feminist campus work!
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