What happened to NYFLC?
Don’t fret! Our National Young Feminist Leadership Conference will be back next year. By joining forces this year with the National Organization for Women, we have expanded our annual conference in order to reach more people than ever before. Fired Up, Ready to Vote! will be an intergenerational demonstration of our feminist power in 2020.
Who should attend?
Any and all feminists! Our National Young Feminist Leadership Conference has a history of bringing together college and high school students, recent graduates, and faculty and staff supporters, and we heavily encourage that our Feminist Campus groups attend this year’s conference–remember, there’s more strength in numbers!
Where is the conference?
This year’s conference will be held at the Capital Hilton in downtown Washington, D.C.
Is the venue accessible?
The Capital Hilton is wheelchair accessible. For those with access needs, please fill out our Accommodations Request Form.
How can this conference help me on campus?
The goal of our annual conference is to embolden and prepare young feminists to become the social and political leaders of our generation. Attendees who are members of a Feminist Campus group will learn specific skills to strengthen and grow their organization and organize campaigns. Individuals not currently in an affiliated group will be able to meet with Feminist Campus organizers directly to learn how to start a group on their campuses and mobilize on pertinent and timely issues. All attendees will gain deeper knowledge about feminist issues–specifically ways in which to get out the student vote this November–and will have the opportunity to attend workshops related to direct action campaigns. Conference attendees will also have the opportunity to build connections with feminists from across the country and learn from one another.
What is included in the registration fee?
- Three days of workshops, general assemblies, and the opportunity to hear from and meet leaders and activists from across the country
- Access to our Congressional Visit Day on Capitol Hill, in which we engage directly with U.S. senators and representatives
- Conference materials, fact sheets, and toolkits to mobilize on your campus
- Breakfast on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings
- Fun events and activities like morning yoga, a feminist dance party, and a group exercise class led by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s personal trainer
Are scholarships available?
We help activists attend our conference on a case-by-case basis. While we can’t guarantee assistance, we do have funds available for Feminist Campus-affiliated student organizations to bring their group to the conference. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work one-on-one with you to bring your feminist group to the Fired Up, Ready to Vote! conference this summer.
We also encourage individuals and groups hoping to check out our fundraising page for ideas and tips on how to get your group to D.C. in June!
When should I arrive at the conference?
The conference begins on Friday morning and will last through Sunday, with our Congressional Advocacy Day scheduled for Monday morning. Attendees traveling from out of state are encouraged to arrive Thursday night before the first day of the conference to ensure they don’t miss the morning activities.
What should I wear?
Short answer: whatever you want! We want our conference-goers to feel comfortable and like themselves. If that means business casual? Go for it. A feminist t-shirt and jeans (or shorts, this is June in D.C. we’re talking about)? Great. Dress up or dress down–because no matter what, you are what a feminist looks like.
If you’re joining us for Congressional Visit Day, aim for business casual to business professional (i.e. a suit or slacks/business skirt and a professional blouse). Check out photos from last year if you want inspiration!
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