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 2016 forum Conversations – Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women, Effecting Change aims to continue thought-provoking dialogues and to teach attendees skills that will enable them to promote change in their communities even after the event has ended. Attendees will be provided with the opportunity to select from a list of topics relating to issues of race, gender and social justice about which they will participate in group dialogue with other forum attendees.
Corporations, nonprofit organizations, community groups and schools have found participating in this citywide forum to be thought-provoking and encouraging. Attendees will leave Conversations inspired to personally take action to improve race and gender equity at work, in the community, and with family and friends.
2016 Conversations Moderator
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2016 Conversations Panelists
First Presbyterian Church
Director of Programs
Office of Immigrant Affairs, Welcoming Atlanta
Georgia State Senate, District 36
The Atlanta-Journal Constitution
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