To promote progress toward a more equal society, YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County, Inc. will hold the 20th Annual Day of Commitment on Tuesday, May 8th, at Marriott Downtown Syracuse. Themed “A Real Conversation: Addressing the Barriers to Progress in CNY,” the event will include a morning training — the Community Advocacy and Diversity Workshop Program. The training offers two tracks: “Delving Deeper: Understanding Inequality in Our Region” and “Making Progress: Creating Solutions That Drive Change,” each consisting of three 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.
Since its inception, the Day of Commitment has featured the Induction Ceremony of our Academy of Diversity Achievers, which 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. The Day of Commitment has also been a medium for important diversity training, offering dozens of professional development workshops on multicultural and Diversity & Inclusion initiatives that have benefited nearly 1,000 event participants.
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, which helps victims of domestic violence and homelessness in Syracuse get back on their feet and once again actively contribute to society.
For more information or details on how to register for the 2018 Day of Commitment, please contact Fanny Villarreal at firstname.lastname@example.org.