At the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. March 11 through 12, I spoke to feminists from across the country. I wanted to capture their voices and ideas. I used a recorder and a few questions as an attempt to grasp the attitudes of the different people I met.
For more information about some of the people I spoke to:
“A revolution is never permanent unless you make it so,” Congresswoman for the District of Columbia Eleanor Holmes Norton said.
She was the first speaker at the conference, and called on young feminists to take their turn and hold the ground that earlier feminists fought for.
“You come to Washington at a defining moment for women,” Norton said, “The new majority (in the House of Representatives) has not merely focused on those of us who protect and promote feminist policies…they have aimed their attack…on every American woman.” Continue reading →
We are co-chairs at the UI Feminist Alliance, and wanted to take part in a conference that would give us a taste of national feminism. We wanted to hear other voices, and bring these voices back to UI’s campus.
On our first plane of the day-long-journey to D.C. I sat next to three seven-year-olds. Yes, there were only two seats for them, but one girl squished in the middle so they could all watch Veggie Tales on a portable DVD player. The blonde girl was most sociable and asked me questions as the plane prepared to land in Minneapolis.
“We’re going to Wisconsin. Where are you going?” she asked.
“I’m going to save the world. I’m a superhero,” I said.
Now, the girls were just old enough to not believe me, but young enough to want to believe – or at least to be the ones who could prove me false. Continue reading →
Are you tired of feeling unheard and overlooked by our government? Well, now you have an opportunity to voice your opinions and listen to other awesome feminist speakers!
The Feminist Majority is holding the Women, Money, Power Summit April 7-9 in Washington, D.C. The event, co-sponsored by the YWCA, will kick off with a luncheon, featuring none other than Nancy Pelosi, and Congressional visit. The next two days will be the bulk of the summit, which should be filled with presentations, discussions, and noteworthy speakers, such as Shirin Ebadi.
Check out the link above for more information about program details and cost.
If you are unable to attend the Feminist Majority’s summit, the University of Idaho’s local Feminist Alliance is affiliated with Feminist Majority and is another way to get involved with feminist issues.