All women cannot be empowered if we do not address the issues of race and racism.
Join YWCA of Greater Atlanta at the 6th annual forum on race and gender.
CONVERSATIONS aims to initiate thought-provoking dialogue and to teach attendees skills that will enable them to promote positive change in their communities long after the event has ended. This year’s theme is Change the Narrative.
Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other community members, explore proactive ways to uncover and address our unconscious biases along the lines of race and gender, and engage in conversations about what we can do to change the narrative.
Corporations, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and schools have found participating in this citywide forum to be thought-provoking and encouraging. Attendees have left CONVERSATIONS inspired to personally take action to build alliances to improve race and gender equity at work, in the community, and with family and friends.
2019 Keynote Speaker: Sharon “Nyota” Tucker
As a child of the South, a student of the Civil Rights Movement, and the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Georgia’s School of Law, Sharon “Nyota” Tucker brings a wealth of understanding to the important topic of race and gender equality.
Ms. Tucker formerly served as the University Counsel at Albany State University, a four-year public HBCU, after a long tenure as an Associate Professor and Prelaw Advisor. She is a member of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys (GABWA), where she was honored in 2016 with the Justice Leah Ward Sears Award for Distinguished Legal Service. She currently serves on the boards of the Albany/Dougherty County Hospital Authority and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany.
As a leader who is keenly aware of the marginalization and loss of opportunities that result from racial and gender biases, she brings a multi-dimensional approach to thinking and working through challenges that continue to divide our diverse nation.
Join us next year for CONVERSATIONS 2020
Tuesday, September 17, 2020
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave, NE
Registration: 11:00 am | Program: 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Bari & Russell Love