YWCA to sponsor racial justice conference Nov. 12 in Janesville

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Shelly Birkelo
August 31, 2015

JANESVILLE—Registration is now being accepted for the Building Bridges through Cultural Competency racial justice conference scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12, at the Holiday Inn Express/Janesville Conference Center, 3100 Wellington Place.

YWCA Rock County received a  $750 Stateline Community Foundation grant to sponsor the conference that will start with registration and a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.

Scheduled speakers include:

-- Alonzo Kelly, an executive coach, two-time best-selling author and radio host, will be the morning keynote speaker. He is recognized as one of the nation's leading experts on leadership development, strategic planning and professional goal achievement.

-- Erica Nelson, project director for the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, will speak during the conference luncheon.

-- Rick Daniels, manager of student life at Rock Valley College, Rockford, Illinois, is the afternoon featured speaker. He earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and master's degree from UW-Whitewater. His personal mission is to empower, impact and encourage the lives of students everywhere.

Breakout sessions will be led by:

-- Monica Street, Wauwatosa, global talent development manager at Actuant Corp.

-- Marc Perry, director of community programs at Community Action of Rock and Walworth Counties in Beloit.

-- Teresa Tann, Title IX coordinator and director of the student success center for Blackhawk Technical College.

Early-bird registration is $75 through Thursday, Oct. 1. The registration fee later increases to $90. To register, visit ywcarockcounty.org or call Jane McCauley at 608-352-2023 for more information.

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