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.

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

Julie Nelson

Julie Nelson

Glenn Harris

Glenn Harris

Sonali Balajee

Sonali S. Balajee

Closing Plenary: Creating a Regional Equity Network

Sponsorship Opportunities

Show your support for advancing racial equity in Dane County through sponsorship of the YWCA Racial Justice Summit. Details are available in the following documents:

Summit Sponsors

Sustaining Sponsor


Leadership Sponsors

City of Madison

Morgridge Center for Public Service

Public Health Madison & Dane County 

Summit Credit Union  

Urban League of Greater Madison


Edgewood College
Dane County Sheriff’s Office
Madison Area Diversity Roundtable
Multicultural Student Center of UW Madison
UW Police Department
UW School of Social Work
Willy Street Co-op
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Wisconsin State Public Defender

Community Partners

ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc.
Center for Family Policy and Practice
Centro Hispano
Community Shares of Wisconsin
Dane County Office of Equal Opportunity
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin
First Unitarian Society of Madison
Journey Mental Health Center
Madison Metropolitan School District
The Road Home
Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters
Wisconsin Council on Children & Families

In-kind Sponsors

La Movida


Wisconsin Public Radio


American Printing Company