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An Evening to Promote Racial Justice

December 9, 2021 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Discovery World
500 N Harbor Dr
WI 53202
TrenLan Pounds

Connect with community and friends as we visualize creating a more just world – together.

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. Along with Dr. Sarah Lewis and collaboration with local artists, this year’s event reflects on the power of art to shape the racial and gender justice story, change future outcomes, and create a more just world.


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 of The 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.

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