Gwen’s Girls headed to Atlanta to advance the needs and potential of girls and young women at the In Solidarity Conference, presented by National Crittenton. Executive Director Kathi Elliot and Gwen’s Girls participants presented on the work of the Black Girls Equity Alliance. The young women did a great job sharing their experiences of developing a Black Girls Agenda and partnering with stakeholders to advance the agenda through practice and policy change.
Together, with advocates and experts from across the country, they strategized, shared solutions, imagined new futures and made connections to advance healing, opportunity, and justice for all girls and young people.
In Solidarity focused on:
- Healing: Understanding the root causes of trauma and discovering new pathways to well-being.
- Opportunity: Exploring diverse and innovative ways to support health, economic security and civic engagement for girls.
- Justice: Catalyzing and strengthening the justice reform for girls’ movement.
Gwen’s Girls participants deep-dive learning sessions on programming, community organizing, communication, and policy reform.