Centering the experiences of Black Girls and Womxn Navigating Institutional Spaces
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The 3rd Annual CrookedRoom Conference is re-dedicating itself to bringing the voices of Black Girls (cis, queer, and trans) to the forefront of our presenter lineup. While it has been our intention to represent their experience, as we know all too well, that means very little if they aren’t given the opportunity to speak for themselves. So, we are proud to announce that (DRUMROLL PLEASE),#CRC2019 will feature:

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The modern day Civil rights movement has featured the activism of Black Girls who are passionate about individual progress and the growth of their communities. In our commitment to honor and nurture the voices of future CrookedRoom Conference leaders, we are looking for responses to the following questions:

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  1. In what ways do Black Girls contribute to their own well-being and the well-being of those around them? How are they or how are they not recognized for the contributions they make? How should they be recognized?

  2. How do the expectations/standards others set for us compare to those we set for ourselves? How do they compare to those that are set for others?

  3. In what ways do your race and/or gender contribute to barriers/challenges you face?

  4. How does the media contribute to misconceptions about who and what we are? What other outside factors impact how we are perceived by others? How do we work to reclaim and re-frame that narrative?

  5. Some scholars argue that Black Girls are in a crisis? Do you agree? Why or why not?

  6. How can the spaces in which we exist be made safer for us? What ideas do you have about how we can create them?

    Through these specific questions, we look forward to highlighting the agency and ingenuity of Black Girls by intentionally making room for them to both address the unique challenges they encounter while also celebrating and honoring their leadership, contributions, and achievements!

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If one or more of the above listed questions interests you, then The CrookedRoom Conference could be YOUR perfect opportunity! Below are a few questions to consider before officially sending us your idea:

  1. How long will your presentation be (15, 30, or 60 minutes)?

  2. Would you rather present individually or with someone else? If you'd like to present with someone else, who would it be?

  3. Would you rather stand in front of and speak to an audience, with little conversation or engagement from them OR would you like to present in a workshop format, with the audience actively participating in the presentation?

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Are YOU ready to start your journey toward becoming a CrookedRoom Conference presenter?!

  • To learn more about the types of presentations you can do, click HERE (search for the heading, presentation format options).

  • To submit a proposal, click HERE and complete the form.

  • If you’d like to print out a copy of the information included on this page, click HERE for Word and HERE for PDF.

  • If you’d be interested in submitting a video proposal, click HERE to learn how.

  • For questions or to submit a video proposal, e-mail us at crookedroomconf@gmail.com.

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Coming February 2, 2019…

The CrookedRoom Conference Ambassadors will offer a 6-week Workshop series dedicated to providing hands-on support to Youth who are interested in presenting at #CRC2019. Presenter space will be reserved for those who successfully complete the series!

While monetary donations towards The Conference and/or Workshop are welcome, they are not required. As a result, space will be limited! To learn more, please join us for a Facebook Live Information Session, taking place on December 17, 2018 at 7:00pm. Steps on how to register will be included on the agenda!