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We are now accepting applications! Check out the video to learn details, then click the link below it to apply (we also encourage you to check out the call for proposals, too)!

Ready to Apply?! Click HERE.

Can’t watch the video? No worries. Below is a summary of things you should know before appying.

What’s the purpose of the YPWS?

Going forward, The CrookedRoom Conference is building intentionality around our mission to hold and create space for the voices of Black Girls (cis, queer, and trans) to be heard. In addition to creating a unique call for proposals that speaks more to the experiences of our girls, we’re also introducing a unique opportunity to assist our future CRC leaders in building their conference presentations with the help of community activists and the CrookedRoom Conference ambassadors. This 8 week-long workshop series will inspire the passions and creativity of our young change makers and allow them to walk away with resources and thoroughly investigated contributions to conversations of social justice in their respective communities, and the CRC community at-large.

How do I know if I qualify to present?

To present at the conference and/or participate in the workshop series, you must identify as a cisgender, queer, and/or transgender Black Girl who is between the ages of 12-18.

How do I apply?

If you are selected and choose to participate in this free experience, it is expected that you will also present at The 2019 CrookedRoom Conference. Thus, you must plan to be available on the day of the conference, June 8, 2019. If you would like to apply, please complete one of the following

  • Fill out the online application (Google Form). Be prepared to provide an adult contact and briefly write about something you’re passionate about.

  • If you are more comfortable submitting a video, feel free to create and send it to crookedroomconf@gmail.com. However, you must respond to each question that’s included on the written application in the video.

The application deadline is January 4, 2019 by 11:59pm and notifications will be sent to applicants on or by Monday January 7th. It’s expected that participants will make, at minimum, 6/8 (roughly 80%) of the meetings. After two absences, participants will be dismissed from the series.

Can I still submit a proposal, even if I don’t attend the workshop series?

Absolutely! However, participants who successfully complete the workshop series will automatically be granted a presentation slot at the conference. Whereas, those who do not will go through the formal selection process.

How many spots are available?

Because our capacity is limited, we will only be able to take 10 participants for the pilot series. However, we do hope to expand and offer this workshop more often, to more Girls.

Workshop Logistics:

  • Date: February 2-March 23, 2019

  • Time: 12-2pm

  • Location: This information will be shared with those who are invited to participate in the workshop.