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 2016 Racial Justice Summit—Changing the Narrative is September 29 and 30 at the Monona Terrace.
Featured Keynote Presenters
During this election year, we will be talking about the stories we tell around race—and how they can be used to divide us or to bring us together. Invited 2016 keynote presenters will include Rinku Sen and Vernā Myers.
2016 Racial Justice Summit Agenda
Reserve hotel rooms at Best Western Inn on the Park (22 South Carroll Street, Madison, 53703) by calling (800) 279-8811 (Mention YWCA Summit Block). To receive block rate, reserve by 8/29/2016.
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 600 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 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.
Dane County Sheriff’s Office
Department of Public Instruction
Forward Community Investments
J.H. Findorff and Sons
Madison Area Diversity Roundtable
Summit Credit Union
Tamra Grigsby Office for Equity and Inclusion
UW Credit Union
UW-Madison School of Social Work
University of Wisconsin - Madison Division of Student Life
Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office
ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc.
Broadcast & Media Innovations
Center for Family Policy & Practice
Community Shares of Wisconsin
Dane County Board of Supervisors
Dane County Department of Human Services
End Domestic Abuse WI
Families and School Together
First Congregational United Church of Christ
First Unitarian Society of Madison
Journey Mental Health
Morgridge Center for Public Service
Orchard Ridge UCC
The Road Home Dane County
UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
United Way of Dane County
White Privilege Conference/America & MOORE
Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault