YWCA Greenwich is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and girls, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. This annual event in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an opportunity for all members of our community to come together for an open and honest discussion about racism of all kinds and the role we each play to combat it.

In 2017, more than 100 people attended a discussion about “Why Words Still Matter” and the rise of hate speech in our country. Dr. Salvatore Corda, interim Superintendent of Greenwich Public School; Bobby Walker, Jr., of the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich; Deirdre Daly, CT State Attorney General; and Steve Ginsburg, CT Regional Director of Anti-Defamation League led the 2017 discussion.

The 2018 theme for the event will be announced in the Fall.