NOW invites young and seasoned feminists alike to submit a workshop proposal for the 2006 Young Feminist Summit: Then and NOW. We will be headin' to Albany, New York and hangin' at the Crowne Plaza Albany Hotel on Friday, July 21 for this exciting one day gathering of young feminist leaders and activists.
The Young Feminist Summit will be all day on Friday, July 21 and all workshop sessions on that day will be related to issues and concerns of young feminists and to intergenerational dialogue. Separate proposals must be submitted for the National Conference on Saturday, July 22.
Because the meeting space will be jam-packed with the Summit, the National Conference, the political institute and the celebration of NOW's four decades, the number of rooms and times available for workshops is severely limited.
All of the NOW Young Feminist Summit workshops will be on Friday, July 21, 2006, so you need to make sure that both you and your workshop presenters are available on that Friday before you submit a proposal.
We are asking for applications that are young feminist-centered, that fit within the parameters of NOW's Key Issues and core principles, and that have a direct relation to current events and national issue politics as they relate to young feminists.
If you would like to organize and present a workshop, please fill out the proposal form. We encourage you to assemble a panel that reflects regional, age, racial, ability and sexual identity diversity. If you are applying only for yourself, we may include you as a panelist in another topic-related workshop. Note: Due to the popularity of some topics and limitations of space, workshop proposals will be combined with other proposals on the same topic. Please remember that NOW is not able to pay travel or other workshop expenses for workshop presenters.
Proposals will be reviewed and accepted on issues that are timely, inclusive, directly related to NOW's feminist principles, and are of particular concern to all young women. Panelists and topics should reflect diverse populations and perspectives and each workshop should incorporate the following components if applicable:
A. The nuts and bolts of the issue/topic from a young feminist perspective - with a focus on current policy discussions and with an element of skill building as part of the discussion.
B. Suggested action items such as drafting new policy initiatives, working to pass legislation, using an issue to mobilize voters, mounting a public education campaign, to name a few.
C. Time for audience questions and participation.
D. Issue-based fact sheets and/or suggestions for actions (minimum of 30 copies)