Thursday, November 11, 2010

The feminists are coming! To DC!

You're on notice - get yourself and your feminist group to FMF's 7th annual National Young Feminist Leadership Conference! The conference is the weekend of March 12-14, 2011 at the George Washington University Marvin Center, in heart of the nation's capitol. Early online registration opens Wednesday, December 1 on our website, so get your head counts and funding lined up this month.


The registration fee includes the weekend conference and Monday Capitol Hill Day

Early Bird Registration begins December 1
$20 for individuals | $15 for groups of 5+

Registration after February 1
$30 for individuals | $25 for groups of 5+

We will post the registration link on shortly.

The conference is your chance to meet 500 student activists from across the country, most of whom are leading their feminist groups on campus. Network with our speakers, who are feminist members of Congress, nonprofit leaders, doctors, lawyers, bloggers, and students! We'll share the latest developments in feminist political activism around domestic and global women's health, repro rights, voter participation, gender-based violence, and more. And we want you to be ready to share your tips with other activists for creating a hardcore feminist group on campus and beyond.

Workshops will be all day Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th, and this will give you tons of info to bring to your members of Congress at our Capitol Hill visit day Monday the 14th. We are hard at work organizing workshops and inviting speakers, and will let you know as soon as we are able to start releasing the juicy details. But start planning the logistics for registration and getting to DC - look at transportation, lodging, and who your members of Congress are.

Past speakers have included:
  • Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation
  • Tina Tchen, Exec. Director, White House Council on Women & Girls
  • Secretary of US Department of Labor Hilda Solis
  • Congresswoman Donna Edwards (MD) and Rep. Diane DeGette (CO)
  • Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder, United Farm Workers
  • Jehmu Greene, President, Women’s Media Center
  • Megan Evans, National President, Medical Students for Choice
  • and many more!

We have 2 conference room blocks:

Holiday Inn Rosslyn
5 minute train ride from GWU

$99 for Fri & Sat | $119 for Sun for 2 double beds, up to 5 occupants

Call [703] 807-2000 and mention the Feminist Majority Foundation group. Parking and wi-fi in the rooms are free, and free roll-away cots are available on a first come first served basis, which you can request when you call to reserve your rooms. If you join the free HI priority club, up to 2 guests per room receive free breakfast coupons.

Doubletree Guest Suites Washington DC
4 blocks from GWU Marvin Center

$149/night Friday through Monday nights for a suite with 2 double beds plus full sofa bed, up to 6 occupants

Call 202-785-2000 and mention the Feminist Majority Foundation block. There is a $20/person charge for 5th and 6th guests in a suite, and roll-away cots are available first come first serve basis so you can mention that when you call to reserve rooms. Parking and wi-fi are not included in the rate.

Email or call our DC office at 703-522-2214 if you have any questions. See you there!

This post is part of the November 2010 ezine. To subscribe to the monthly ezine, click here.

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