About the Summit
YWCA Madison’s Racial Justice Summit is one of the largest multiracial, inter-generational, and cross sector annual gatherings of people committed to transforming relationships, cultures and structures towards intersectional racial justice, healing and collective liberation in the United States.
Every year, YWCA Madison collaborates with nationally known keynotes as well as with local racial justice and restorative justice practitioners, educators, artists, authors, and advocates to curate a combination of virtual and in-person experiences that are holistic, systemic and generative.
YWCA Madison holistic model provides a framework for attendees to understand the connections between their personal racial justice learning, unlearning, healing and practice, in shaping relationships and culture, as well as the impact of structural inequities in shaping the social context in which they are called to engage in transformative actions for change.
The summit provides a platform for community dialogue and action-envisioning for intersectional 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.
The summit experience aims to support people, communities and organizations in understanding the intrinsic interconnectedness between racial justice, restorative justice, gender justice, immigration justice, disability justice, climate justice, organizational change for equity and other similar as different dimensions of our ongoing building of intersectional practice, community, and movements for justice and collective liberation.
Save the date: 2023 Racial Justice Summit will be held Tuesday, October 3rd, Wednesday, October 4th, and Thursday, October 5th.
Pre Summit Session, In-person Sessions, Rooftop Party, Music and Performances from our 2022 Summit
YWCA Madison’s Racial Justice Summit, Sep 28 – 30, 2022, invited us all to practice Weaving Our Pasts, Present and Emergent Futures for Racial Justice and Co-Liberation.
Check out some of the images from the moments we shared during in-person institutes, sessions, generative dialogues, and of course during our Rooftop Party with Spoken word performances by Corina Robinson and Isha Camara, as well as Francis Medrano and DJ Ace to get us all on the dance floor!
In addition to the Rooftop Party, this year’s Summit also offered a Pre-Summit Session On-Site at Troy Farm for those who identify as BIPOC and who have a desire to connect to food and the land.
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