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.

Save the Date! The 2014 Racial Justice Summit is October 2-3 at the Concourse Hotel.

Theme: Advancing the Equity Agenda

Featured Presenters

john powell
john powell
Racing to Justice: Building
a Fair and Inclusive
Gail Christopher
Gail Christopher
The Business Case for Racial Equity
Jacquelyn Boggess
Jacqueline Boggess
A Case Study in Unintended Consequences

Closing Plenary: Creating a Regional Equity Network
Presented by Julie Nelson, Glenn Harris, and Sonali Balajee

Event registration will open in mid-summer 2014. Sign-up to be notified when registration becomes available.

Summit Sponsors

Leadership Sponsors

Madison College

Madison Area Diversity Roundtable



Urban League of Greater Madison

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Community Collaborators

Dane County Sheriff

Gustavus Adolphus College

Herzing University Madison

Madison-area Urban Ministry

M3 Insurance

UW Residence Life

UW-Madison School of Social Work

Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office

Sharing collaborator sponsorship: UW-Madison Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement and Morgridge Center for Public Service

Community Partners

Blackhawk Technical College

Center for Family Policy and Practice

City of Madison, Paul R. Soglin, Mayor

Community Shares of Wisconsin

Dane County Department of Equal Opportunity

Department of Family and Community Engagement of Madison Metropolitan School District

End Domestic Abuse WI: the Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence

First Unitarian Society of Madison

Forward Community Investments

National Council on Crime & Delinquency


The Road Home Dane County


Special thanks to all the Summit volunteers! Click for more details.