Club President Ashika Kumar writes below:
The Skyline High School Chapter of NOW had their Future is Female Conference on May 20th. As the President and Founder of this event, I was extremely proud of the turnout. Speakers included Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and State Representatives Yousef Rabhi and Donna Lasinski. In addition, high school students like myself presented on panels. This event could not have been possible without the current NOW Michigan President, Nina Muckenthaler. One hundred and forty four people attended this event and we received a lot of positive reactions! It is amazing to see how a group of teenagers can organize a great conference. It is important that adults hear feminism through the perspective of the youth. That was our mission and we delivered it! Everyone who was there was so supportive and wanted to hear what we have to say. The biggest takeaway for myself and the group was, when a group of feminists put our mind to something, we can achieve anything!