Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM CST
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Discovery World 
500 N Harbor Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

The event format will comply with any changing public health guidelines.

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Communications Department 
YWCA Southeast Wisconsin 
The 17th annual An Evening to Promote Racial Justice highlights YWCA Southeast Wisconsin's leadership in racial justice and equity efforts while encouraging community and friends to reflect on the work that is yet to be done.

Through collaboration with local artists - we reflect on our history of addressing the intersection of racism and sexism and look forward to action. 


This year's speaker: Sarah Lewis, PhD 

Sarah Elizabeth Lewis is an associate professor at Harvard University in the Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Department of African and African American Studies. Her research focuses on the intersection of African American and Black Atlantic visual representation, racial justice, and representational democracy in the United States from the nineteenth century through the present. Her forthcoming publications include Caucasian War: How Race Changed Sight in America, The Vision and Justice Project, and a manuscript focusing on the "groundwork" of contemporary arts in the context of Stand Your Ground Laws. Lewis is the editor, with Christine Garnier, of an anthology on the work of Carrie Mae Weems (MIT Press, 2021) and the author ofThe Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery (Simon & Schuster, 2014), a story-driven investigation of advantages gleaned from improbable foundations, even failure, in the creative process. A frequent speaker at universities and conferences, her mainstage TED talk, Embrace the Near Win, has received over 2.8 million views.