All women cannot be empowered if we do not address the issues of race and racism.
YWCA of Greater Atlanta hosted its first citywide forum on race and gender in 2014. Now an annual event, this forum creates a safe space for Atlanta residents from all sectors of society to have an honest dialogue about the interconnectedness of race and gender and to discuss how inclusivity improves our society.
The 2018 Conversations will feature One Drop of Love, a multimedia solo performance by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni. One Drop uses the ever-changing racial categories on the U.S. Census as the historical backdrop to this interactive show. Fanshen parallels this history with her own, and her family’s, search for roots, identity and for justice. Audiences will travel from the 1700s to the present, to cities around the U.S., and to West and East Africa, to pursue more truth – leading to more justice – and then, perhaps to LOVE. The ultimate goal of the performance is to encourage the discussion of race and racism openly and critically, and to encourage a commitment to making the world more liberated for all.
Corporations, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and schools have found participating in this citywide forum to be thought-provoking and encouraging. Attendees 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.
Join Us for CONVERSATIONS 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Ave, NE
Registration: 11:00 am | Program: 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Learn More and Become an Ally
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