Themed “A Real Conversation: Addressing the Barriers to Progress in CNY,” the event will include a morning training session — the Community Advocacy and Diversity Workshop Program taught by local community experts. 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. The following community leaders will be presenting at this year’s workshop program:
- Dominic Robinson, vice president of economic inclusion and director of Work Train at CenterState CEO & Dan Cowen, deputy director of economic inclusion
- Barrie Gewanter, executive director of the Onondaga County/Syracuse Human Rights Commission
- Bridget Owens, human rights specialist at the Onondaga County/Syracuse Human Rights Commission
- Mattie Barone, LGBT program supervisor at ACR Health
- Emad Rahim, Kotouc Endowed Chair, Fulbright Scholar, Belleview University
- Ocesa Keaton, director of Greater Syracuse H.O.P.E.
Following will be a luncheon including speakers and the induction of this year's class to the YWCA Academy of Diversity Achievers. The public is welcomed and encouraged to purchase tickets for the event. Find out more about the Day of Commitment here.