Racial Justice

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YWCA Racial Justice

As part of the Racial Justice and Immigrant Outreach program, YWCA Rock County is a part of the national movement of more than 200 YWCA’s working to eliminate racism. Our commitment, like our national organization, runs deep. While the YWCA has been working in Rock County since 1922, addressing issues facing women, our mission has been refined to focus on the challenges of racism and civil rights.

YWCA of Rock County is excited to announce the nomination window for the Dorothy Height Diversity in the Workplace award will remain open from Monday, August 28, 2023 – Friday, October 6, 2023. This award recognizes a business or organization within Rock County that has established and maintained racial diversity in a healthy workplace where employees are thriving. The business or organization must also exhibit a sustained commitment to retention and inclusion of diverse perspectives in the workplace.

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Nominations may be submitted, using the form HERE as a cover letter, to the address provided below or sent as an attachment via email to Amiee Leavy at aleavy@ywcarockco.com by Friday, October 6, 2023.

Dorothy Height Award Selection Committee
c/o: Amiee Leavy
1735 S. Washington Street
Janesville, WI 53546

Nominations can also be submitted directly online with the form below

Dorothy Height Diversity in the Workplace

Nomination form for the YWCA Rock County Dorothy Height Diversity in the Workplace award. This award recognizes businesses in Rock County who show a commitment to racial justice.

  • Please address the following criteria: 1. Cultural diversity achievements 2. Demonstration of sustained commitment to racial justice 3. Impact of its cultural diversity commitment to community 4. How did you, as the nominator, become aware of this business’s commitment to racial justice?
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    Max. file size: 2 MB.

    Interested in Racial Justice or Diversity, Equity & Inclusion education for your business or organization? Email Amiee Leavy, Racial Justice Director for YWCA Rock County at aleavy@ywcarockco.com to find out more information.

    Racial Justice Events

    Stand Against Racism

    YWCA Rock County is on a mission to Stand Against Racism! We take a Stand Against Racism every day by raising awareness about the impact of institutional and structural racism and by building community among those who work for racial justice.

    Racial Justice Conference

    Save the date for a virtual Racial Justice Conference on November 9, 2023 hosted by YWCA Rock County. Join us online from your home, school or office, as presenters offer insight into supporting diverse populations here in our community and beyond.

    Courageous Conversations

    Courageous Conversations are monthly discussions on race and current events coordinated by Community Action Inc., Diversity Action Team of Rock County and YWCA Rock County.

    Annual Racial Justice Awards