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 racial justice presenters to submit a breakout workshop proposal. We also invite organizations to demonstrate their commitment to racial equity through various sponsorship opportunities.
Save the Date: the 2015 Racial Justice Summit is October 1-2 at the Concourse Hotel.
We invite you to submit a workshop proposal for the 2015 Racial Justice Summit. View proposal guidelines and an application form here. UPDATED FINAL DEADLINE: Proposals must be submitted by 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9.
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.