2023 Stand Against Racism Conference - Advancing Justice: Ensuring Equity for All
Join us for this FREE event on Thursday, May 25, from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm at the Main Library. Check-in will start at 9:00 am when the Library opens.
Registration is required to attend.
Highlights for the Day:
• Keynote Speaker – Loretta Ross
• Panel Discussions
Hear from our keynote speaker, Loretta Ross, an award-winning, nationally recognized expert on racism and racial justice, women's rights, and human rights. Her work emphasizes the intersectionality of social justice issues and how intersectionality can fuel transformation. Ross is a 2022 MacArthur Fellow and associate professor at Smith College (Northampton, MA) in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender, teaching courses on white supremacy, race and culture in America, human rights, and calling in the calling out culture. Ross appears regularly in major media outlets about the issues of our day. She was recently featured in a New York Times piece, "What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In?"
The panel discussion will recap the YWCA 2023 Challenge topics: disability, housing, music, and mental health. The panel will feature Dawn Bentley, Michael Hart, Albert Earl, and Andrea Hill.
To learn more, please visit www.ywcanwo.org
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes, or a copy of it on your phone. Tickets will be scanned.
Can tickets be reserved by phone? Tickets may only be booked through Eventbrite.
What are my parking options at the event? The facility has free parking, access to the parking garage is on Adams St.
What time do the doors open? Library doors open at 9:00 a.m.
Are there assigned seats? No. Seating is general admission.
Is handicapped seating available? Handicapped seating is available. For special seating arrangements, please call 419.259.5199 at least one week before the event.
Will an American Sign Language Interpreter be provided for the event? We are happy to provide an ASL Interpreter for the event - if you require this service, please contact us at 419.529.5199 at least two weeks before the event so arrangements can be made.
What can/can't I bring to the event? There is no video recording or flash photography allowed.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Call the YWCA at 419-241-3235.