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This is what young feminist leadership looks like

Young feminists flooded Washington D.C. last weekend for the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation.

"As they marched down the aisles, row after row of young women and men rose to their feet and raised their voices. 'This is what a feminist looks like,' reverberated around the chamber until the group reached the front," Carol King wrote at the Ms. blog. "Any doubts I had about the commitment and energy of young feminists dissipated  immediately." It seems this conference has made its point: young feminists are committed, active, and making waves. Isn't it time to stop doubting the "commitment and energy" of us young folks?

JWA guestblogger Emily Kadar was one of the tireless organizers of the conference, and you can see her with her Feminist Majority Foundation colleagues at the Ms. blog (third from the right). We thank her and her friends at FMF for their hard work, for a successful conference, and for convincing at least one writer that today's young feminsits are "strong, secure, confident and ready to take on the challenges that lie ahead."

Read Carol King's post at Ms. here.

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Thanks Leah!

If anyone is interested in learning more about the Feminist Majority Foundation's campus program, wants to start a feminist group at their campus, or would like to stay in the loop about upcoming conferences, please email me at ekadar AT feminist DOT org.

And now that the conference is done and I'm not working around the clock, I can get back to guestblogging for JWA!

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How to cite this page

Berkenwald, Leah. "This is what young feminist leadership looks like." 23 March 2010. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on January 22, 2018) <>.


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