S.O.U.L. Sisters Youth Leaders Featured by The Crittenton Foundation

Pictured: Miami YLB member Clio Kalliope and Miami Youth Organizer Logan Meza 

In October 2017, S.O.U.L. Sisters sent staff and Miami Youth Leaders Board members to the “In Solidarity We Rise: Healing, Opportunity, and Justice for Girls” conference in Washington D.C., hosted by the National Crittenton Foundation. S.O.U.L. Sisters was invited to facilitate workshops and front porch-style discussions. Led by Miami Youth Leaders Board member Clio Kaillope and Miami Youth Organizer Logan Meza, our workshop “Beyond the Binary” focused on building leadership with gender non-conforming youth of color.

The National Crittenton Foundation partnered with Move to End Violence (Raben Group) to transcribe and audio record a few of the sessions and the plenaries during that conference week, and our workshop is one of them! The synopsis of the workshop is as follows:

What is “femme”? What is the full spectrum of gender? And how do we fully integrate gender non-conforming youth of color into our movement? Discuss the key principles of building leadership about non-binary youth of color and to learn how you can create space for a truly inclusive and intersectional movement. Now with the Meeting Girls Needs Toolkit you can bring this Initiative to your school or school system.

Congratulations Clio and Logan! Check out their workshop, other featured workshops, and plenary addresses here.