YWCA Madison

Racial Justice Summit Resources

On September 29 and 30, 2016, more than 650 people filled the Monona Terrace Concourse to talk about the stories we tell around race-and how they can be used to divide us or to bring us together. Dynamic speakers challenged us to disrupt the status quo and confront racism and our own conscious, and implicit bias. We are pleased to provide the following resources to support you in the continued work of Changing the Narrative-Changing the way we talk about race. Save the Dates! The 2017 Racial Justice Summit will be held at the Monona Terrace on October 3 & 4.

Summit Plenary and Keynote Presentations

Speaker PowerPoint Presentations

Please continue to check here for PowerPoints and handouts made available by presenters. 

Professional Development

  •  CLEs: We are applying for CLEs. To check and see if the Summit was approved, please visit: http://www.wicourts.gov. Then click on "Forms"; "Board of Bar Examiners"; and finally "Continuing Legal Education Information". Under the Section "Search for Courses", enter the date of the Summit, September 29-30, 2016.
  • CEUs: The YWCA Racial Justice Summit was approved for 3.5 CEUs. You will have an opportunity to request these CEUs as part of the online evaluation process – so if you are interested in that, please be sure to complete the online evaluation you would have received via email.


Summit Media Coverage

Stay Involved

  •    2016 Summit Sponsors

       Sustaining Sponsors



       Empowering Sponsors









       Collaborator Sponsors

       Dane County Sheriff’s Office
       Department of Public Instruction
       Edgewood College
       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

       Nonprofit Partners

       ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc.
       Broadcast & Media Innovations
       Catholic Charities
       Center for Family Policy & Practice
       Community Partnerships
       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
       Sinsinawa Dominicans
       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 

       In-kind Sponsors

       American Printing Company