All women cannot be empowered if we do not address the issues of race and racism.
Join YWCA of Greater Atlanta at the 5th annual forum on race and gender.
CONVERSATIONS aims to initiate thought-provoking dialogue and to teach attendees skills that will enable to promote positive change in their communities long after the event has ended. This year’s theme is Our Common Humanity.
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 unites us in a divided world.
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.
Featuring a Special Presentation by:
Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni
This year our speaker will be award-winning actor, producer, and educator, Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, who is currently touring her one-woman show, One Drop of Love. Fanshen travels throughout the nation performing her show, which explores the complicated realities and perceptions of history, family, race, class, justice, and love. Cox DiGiovanni has been featured in the New York Times and on NPR as a spokesperson on using the arts to explore racial identity. Reared in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by a Pan Africanist, Jamaican-born father and white Northwestern mother, Fanshen uses her multifaceted background to spark conversation and challenge notions around race and class in America and beyond. She expanded her worldview as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cape Verde, West Africa, and has designed curricula for and taught English as a Second Language to students from all over the globe. Cox DiGiovanni has been honored with the Peace Corps’ Franklin H. Williams Award, and with Peace Corps Fellows and Hollywood Foreign Press Association scholarships. She holds a BA in Spanish and Education from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), an MA in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University, and an MFA in Acting and Performance in TV, Film and Theater from California State University Los Angeles. Her show, One Drop, is co-produced by herself and childhood friends, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Fanshen is also a co-author of the Inclusion Rider which was announced at the 2018 Oscar awards by Frances McDormand.
Join Us for CONVERSATIONS 2019
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave, NE
Registration: 11:00 am | Program: 11:30 am-1:30 pm