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Strength to Be: Young Womxn of Strength Conference 2019


Join us for the 7th Annual Brooklyn Friends School Young Womxn* of Strength Conference featuring Dr. Bettina Love (pictured) on Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 9am to 3:30pm at our Upper School at 116 Lawrence Street. This year’s theme is “Strength To Be…”

The Conference is for young womxn in grades 7-12. Various workshops led by professionals and experts aim to empower young womxn to embrace and value their individual definitions of self. Keynote speaker Dr. Bettina Love is the award-winning author of We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom, a sought-after speaker and a professor at the University of Georgia. Dr Love will also be facilitating a separate talk during the Conference for adults.

*womxn is an inclusive term for women; the conference is open to cisgender womxn, trans and gender non conforming individuals


  • The Conference runs from 9am to 3:30pm at 116 Lawrence Street, Downtown Brooklyn
  • Dr. Love’s keynote address for students is at 9:15am at 116 Lawrence Street
  • Dr. Love’s discussion with adults is at 10:45am at 116 Lawrence Street


For more information, please contact Ms. Orinthia Swindell, BFS Director of Equity and Inclusion and Director of the Young Womxn of Strength Conference.

Young Womxn of Strength Mission:

The Young Womxn Of Strength Conference is a space that has been created to celebrate the lives and experiences of young womxn. Conference attendees critically think and analyze the historical context of the concept of womxnhood through an intersectional lens.

A primary goal of the conference is to provide young womxn with positive messages from local and regional role models. The conference programming and content seeks to empower young womxn to embrace and value their individual definitions of self.