YWCA Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism & Promote Diversity
April 27, 2017 –
Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism & Promote Diversity
by YWCA of Syracuse & Onondaga County
Thu, April 27, 2017
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Drumlins Country Club
800 Nottingham Rd
Syracuse, NY 13224
8:00 - 8:30 AM: Registration
8:30 - 11:30 AM: Community Advocacy & Diversity Training
12:00 - 1:00 PM: Luncheon
You may choose to register for both the Luncheon AND Training, Luncheon ONLY, Training ONLY, or Reserve a Table of 10 at the Luncheon or at the Luncheon AND Training. All are offered at either Corporate or Nonprofit Staff/Student level pricing. Thank you for supporting the YWCA of Syracuse & Onondaga County!
To promote progress toward a more equal society, YWCA of Syracuse & Onondaga County is hosting its 19th Annual Day of Commitment on Thursday, April 27th, at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse. Themed “A Real Conversation: Addressing the Barriers to Progress in CNY,” the event will include a morning training and afternoon luncheon. The training offers 2 tracks to choose from: “Delving Deeper: Understanding Inequality in Our Region” and “Making Progress: Creating Solutions That Drive Change,” each consisting of 3 different workshops presented by experts in our local community. The trainings will equip participants with the tools to contribute to the event’s larger goal of working to eradicate racism and form a more inclusive and equitable society.
Following the trainings will be a luncheon catered by Drumlins that includes three meal options, dessert, and coffee or tea. Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Daria Willis, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Onondaga Community College, who will kickoff the luncheon. Recipients of the Champion of Diversity Award will also be inducted into the YWCA Academy of Diversity Achievers during this time; since its inception, the Day of Commitment has honored nearly 350 community leaders for spearheading programs that embrace and promote diversity, support opportunities for women’s growth and leadership, and advance the elimination of racism.
As one of the YWCA’s two annual fundraisers, the event helps support key YWCA programs and services in the community, such as healthy youth and teen programming, scholarships for children to attend YWCA summer camps, science equipment for girls in our STEM workshops, computer and job skills training, and our Women’s Residence Program.