Racial Justice Summit
Each year, the YWCA Madison hosts a Racial Justice Summit that brings together community stakeholders to work on eliminating barriers that foster racism in our community. The Summit focuses on institutional racism and involves nationally-known keynote speakers and researchers, as well as local experts and advocates. Through an environment that encourages learning from and supporting each other in our common goals, the Summit provides a platform for action planning and community dialogue. We invite organizations to demonstrate their commitment to racial equity through various sponsorship opportunities.
The 2015 Racial Justice Summit—From a Moment to a Movement: Building the Beloved Community is October 1-2 at the Concourse Hotel.
Featured Keynote Presenters
Click here for information on the Alix Olson Award, which will be presented on October 2 during lunch at the Summit. Nominate somone by September 15!
Reserve hotel rooms at The Madison Concourse (1 W. Dayton St., Madison, 53703) by calling 800.356.8293 (group code: Racial Justice Summit). To receive block rate, reserve by 9/2/2015.
Summit Sponsorship benefits your organization and community in many ways. Sponsorship allows you to offer your staff intensive professional development opportunities with nationally renowned speakers and trainers.
Sponsorship will highlight your organization’s commitment to equity and diversity in the community and expose your organization to thousands of invited participants. Your organization’s sponsorship not only provides you with exposure, it allows us to offer this opportunity to the community at large with the intention of creating a more equitable and inclusive community for all.
Last year we had over 500 attendees from all around Wisconsin and beyond. We partnered with over 30 local businesses, non-profits, and educational institutions to present our largest Racial Justice Summit in the history of the YWCA Madison. This year, we hope to continue to build on that momentum and help individuals and organizations network and learn effective and sustainable strategies.
CUNA Mutual Group
Dane County Sheriff’s Office
Department of Public Instruction
Summit Credit Union
UW-Madison School of Social Work
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office
ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc.
Centro Hispano of Dane County
Community Shares of Wisconsin
Dane County Board of Supervisors
Dane County Department of Human Services
End Domestic Abuse WI
First Unitarian Society of Madison
Forward Community Investments
Multicultural Student Center of UW–Madison
Madison-area Urban Ministry
Race to EquityTM
United Way of Dane County
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Madison Concourse Hotel