SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 15 & 16, 2019 FOR THE RACIAL JUSTICE SUMMIT
About the Summit
Each year, 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. If you are interested in presenting at this year’s Summit, please click the Call For Workshop Proposal link to the right.
We also invite organizations to demonstrate their commitment to racial equity through various sponsorship opportunities.
2019 Racial Justice Summit
Transforming Our Future
This year’s theme is Transforming Our Future. We invite participants is to connect with legacies of resilience, resistance and co-liberation of individuals and communities throughout history as co-inspiration to re-imagine our lives and communities from this present-forward.
Keynotes and break-out sessions offered participants the opportunity to connect to this theme. Featured institute leaders and keynotes included Climbing Poetree, Annahid Dashtgard, Heather Hackman, and Bettina Love. Their presentations will include a combination of traditional keynotes, spoken word, film, music, and performance art as we explored different mediums that we can use to work towards our liberated future.