Each year, the YWCA Madison hosts a Racial Justice Summit that brings together people and organizations committed to learn about institutional racism as well as to build an ongoing practice of racial justice. We convene nationally-known keynote speakers and researchers, as well as local experts and advocates as presenters for an audience of over 800 participants. The Summit 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.
Up to 25 workshops may be selected and featured at the Racial Justice Summit. Due to the limited number of workshops and growing interest and attendance, we expect the workshop selection process to be very competitive. We encourage early submission of workshop proposals to give us ample time to review them. Please read the guidelines below carefully for what we are—and are not—looking for. Aligning with these guidelines will make your submissions more competitive.