About the Summit
Each year, the YWCA Madison hosts a Racial Justice Summit that brings together people and organizations committed to learning about institutional racism as well as to build an ongoing practice of racial justice. The summit focuses on systemic racism and convenes nationally-known keynote speakers and researchers, in addition to local experts and advocates as presenters for an audience of over 800 participants. It provides a platform for community dialogue and action-envisioning for racial justice in an environment that encourages learning from and supporting each other for this common imperative in our personal lives as well as organizational roles.
2020 Racial Justice Summit
Our 19th Racial Justice Summit theme is Restoring Our Lives, it builds on YWCA Madison core value of Restoration. Our invitation for keynotes, institute leaders, presenters and attendees is to engage with learning, dialogue, reflection and envisioning for action on what would it take to co-create our liberation at the intersections of race, gender and environmental justice.