YWCA Rock County to Host Fifth Annual Racial Justice Conference on November 7, 2019

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YWCA Rock County to Host Fifth Annual Racial Justice Conference on November 7, 2019

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Janesville, Wisconsin – Registration is now open for YWCA Rock County’s fifth annual Racial Justice Conference: Courage, Communication & Commitment.

Presenters will help attendees learn how to foster diversity, inclusion and growth in workplaces, schools and communities. By obtaining tips and resources, attendees will be able to help support diverse populations in their communities.

Event Details:

  • Thursday, Nov. 7
  • 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a social and networking hour to follow
  • Holiday Inn Express/Janesville Convention Center, 3100 Wellington Place, Janesville

2019 Speakers and Topics:

  • Jacqueline Battalora, D. and Professor of Sociology at Saint Xavier University, Chicago
    • Effects of race throughout U.S. history, and how it continues to shape our society.
  • Huda Essa, founder of Culture Links LLC, author and speaker from Dearborn, Michigan
    • Understanding limitations created bias and how to create change.
  • Sagashus T. Levingston, D. and English Professor at UW Madison. Founder of Infamous Mothers
    • Discussion surrounding racial anxieties.
  • Reggie Jackson, author and consultant with Nurturing Diversity Partners in Milwaukee
    • Examining unconscious bias and how to see your own blind spots.

A Rock County business will also be honored with the ‘Dorothy Height Diversity in the Workplace’ award. The award is named for Dorothy Height, a civil and women’s rights activist. Businesses who receive the award must show leadership and a commitment to racial justice in the workplace.

Early bird registration for the event is $85 per person through Sept. 1. Registration increases to $95 per person after Sept. 1. Registration after Oct. 18 will cost $110 per person. Continental breakfast and lunch are included with registration.

For more information on YWCA Rock County’s Racial Justice Conference, or to register, visit www.ywcarockcounty.org, or call (608) 752-5445, ext. 206.