This January, join us in building our Feminist Framework.

From January 22nd through January 24th, Generation Ratify will be hosting a summit to bring together young feminists from across the country to strengthen our movement for intersectional gender equality. Through hosting workshops to equip young people with the tools they need to be effective organizers, creating spaces for community healing and building, and facilitating conversations to discuss specific intersections of gender equality with leading experts, we will kick off the new ERA of the feminist revolution.

This summit is 100% free and open to all young feminists ages 25 and younger. You may RSVP to as many events as you want. We strive to make these events inclusive and accessible. There is a space in the RSVP form to indicate and accommodations or support you may need. We will have live closed captioning in English. 

Have any questions, comments, concerns, or ideas? Reach out to aishlinn@generationratify.org!

Itinerary – Day 1 (Jan 22nd)

8:00-9:30 PM EST – SPACE: Opening Ceremonies

Join us as we open up the weekend and ground ourselves in the work we are doing. We will go over the logistics of the summit, learn about the Equal Rights Amendment as well as Generation Ratify's mission and platform, and create a space for young feminists across the country to meet one another. 

 

10:00-11:00 PM EST – SPACE: Jeopardy Game Night

Two words: Feminist Jeopardy. You don't want to miss it.

Itinerary – Day 2 (Jan 23rd)

10:00-11:00 AM EST – SPACE: Morning Activity 

Join us as we open up the day with a virtual brunch and Zoomba session!

11:00 AM -12:00  PM  EST  – WORKSHOP: Lobby for Your Rights ft. Jennifer Mandelblatt

Want to know how to lobby for your rights but don’t know where to start? Look no further than Platform’s Lobbying for Your Rights workshop. Presented by the former Executive Director of Platform Jennifer Mandelblatt, this session will dive into what lobbying is, how it works, and how you can do it. Everyone deserves access to political power. Come to this workshop to see how you can claim yours! 

1:00-2:00 PM EST – PANEL: LGBTQ+ Liberation Ft. Kate Kelly, Nicole Tortorilleo, & Quentin Bell

This panel will dive into the current movement for Queer liberation. Featuring both lawyers and community organizers, this panel will discuss the legal avenues to advance protections and rights for the LGBTQ+ community, and how we can organize in our communities to get there. This panel will have a special focus on how discrimination on the basis of sexuality is a subset of gender based discrimination as well as how we can show up for gender non-conforming, gender non-binary, and transgender folx. 

2:00-3:00 PM EST – WORKSHOP: Media ft. Generation Ratify National PR Manager

Want to learn how to crush getting media coverage and talking to press? Look no further than this all start workshop led by Generation Ratify's National Public Relations Director. This workshop will lead you through how to build media lists, pitch to reporters, get your message across to interviewers, and more to raise the profile of our movement and actions in the press.  

4:00-5:00 PM EST – PANEL: Police Abolition ft. Aalayah Eastmond & Kahlila Williams

This panel will serve as an informational resource on police abolition and differences from police defunding through a Q&A panel-style format. Additionally, the panel will go over restorative practices through the opinions of panelists. Finally, the panel will talk specifically about organizing: how panelists have done so in the past, as well as what organizers can do now to help the cause. 

6:00-7:00 PM EST  – PANEL: How to Make Work Intersectional  ft. Soraya Chemaly & Christi Owiye

This panel will discuss why intersectionality is important in building movements, what it is, and how movement builders can be sure their work is intersectional and inclusive. For a long time, movements have been exclusive of certain groups, and as young people we have the power to change that within our work. Come to this panel to see how. 

8:00-10:00 PM EST  – SPACE: Digital Concert & Movie Night

Join us as we close out a day full of events by listening to some good music (performer TBA) and watching a movie (movie TBA based on audience preference).

Itinerary – Day 3 (Jan 24th)

10:00-11:00 AM EST – SPACE: Morning Activity 

Join us as we open up the day with a virtual morning tea (or coffee or other beverage!) and meditation session!

11:00 AM -12:00 PM EST – PANEL & WORKSHOP: Direct Action 101 ft. Sunrise Movement Leaders

This panel will serve as a mainly informational resource on direct action from the perspective of on-the-ground organizers. First, the panel will go over grounding in direct action as well as how to make direct action seem more manageable. Then, the panel will discuss the components and responsibilities of direct action organizing and how they mesh together. Finally, the panel will talk specifically about organizing: how panelists have done so in the past, as well as what organizers can do now to incite direct action. Ft. Roberto Juarez, Anjali Mitra, Jeremy Ornstein, & Claire Donahue. 

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST – SPACE: BIPOC Youth Healing Space w/ the Melanin Collective

In collaboration with the Melanin Collective & Advancing Arts Forward, we will be holding a healing space for BIPOC community members. 

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST – WORKSHOP: You’ve Got the Power: A No-fragility Space to Talk About White Privilege w/ the Melanin Collective

This no-fragility, code-switch workshop will move beyond good intentions and virtue signaling, and instead focus on doing the difficult work of fighting the white supremacy culture that lives in white leaders and staff for our white community members.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST – PANEL: Fighting for Healthcare + Reproductive Justice w/ a Conservative SCOTUS ft. Lauren Moxley, Betsy Harned,  & Alex Gwynn

We have an anti choice and anti gender equality majority in our SCOTUS and in our Senate. These legislative and judicial bodies have continually rejected efforts to expand reproductive rights, and have instead restricted abortion access. We are here to teach youth how to protect reproductive rights through legislative advocacy, community care, and supporting healthcare providers. 

3:00 PM -4:00 PM EST – PANEL: Effective Partnerships ft. Bahar Ghandehari , Simone Luthra,  Phoebe Ominara, Aashni Patel, & Aklima Akter 

This panel will address how to cultivate effective partnerships within youth-led organizations from an intersectional & inclusive angle. The aim of the partnership is not to simply use another organization for your own purposes, but rather to have a reciprocal relationship that is beneficial to both parties.

5:00-6:00 PM EST – WORKSHOP: Fundraising 101 ft. Generation Ratify's Development Director 

Led by Generation Ratify's National Director of Development, this workshop will dive into how you can tap into the world of grants and donors to support your fight for gender equality. 

6:00-7:00 PM EST – PANEL: Violence Against Women and Femmes ft. Alicia Nichols, Sikowis Nobiss, & Dominique Cowling

This panel will address the current issues in the United States regarding violence against women in femmes and how we can address them through legislative advocacy, community care, and criminal justice reform.

8:00-9:30 PM EST – SPACE: Closing Ceremonies ft. Generation Ratify's National Organizing Team

Join us as we close out the weekend and reflect on the work we did as well as how we can keep the momentum up for the feminist revolution.