YWCA Southeast Wisconsin announced that Rockwell Automation is donating $125,000 to strengthen its prominent racial justice programs and key events.
The donation builds on Rockwell’s longstanding commitment to support the organization’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women. It includes YWCA SEW’s powerful community course, Unlearning Racism: Tools for Action©, and its annual capstone event, An Evening to Promote Racial Justice, which focuses on the impact of racism on culture and community.
“This programming has inspired and reinforced important conversations among our own Rockwell employees, shedding light on the action and accountability that needs to take place to create an environment where Black, Latinx, Indigenous and all people of color can thrive," said Patricia Contreras, Rockwell Automation vice president of public affairs. “There is no more meaningful investment we can make than holding ourselves accountable for creating a more equitable world.”
A portion of the gift is dedicated to sponsor the YWCA SEW’s Circle of Women event on June 9 and An Evening to Promote Racial Justice event in December.
To learn more about this donation and the YWCA SEW, click here.
Published May 27, 2021