24th Annual Day of

Commitment to Eliminate Racism Breakfast


The YWCA and the NAACP will host the 24th Annual Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism Breakfast on Friday, September 25 at 7:15am in the YWCA Terrace Room.  Please join the YWCA and NAACP as we bring community members together and pledge our commitment to eliminate racism in our life, our community and our society.  This event encourages attendees to be mindful of the continuing affliction of systemic, interpersonal and internalized racism.  We are proud to pay tribute to social justice activist, Kelsy Beshears, by presenting the Kelsy Beshears Racial Justice Award to an individual, group or organization that embraces her commitment to promoting racial justice and eliminating racism.  We are pleased to welcome Rev. Mary McDonald as our Keynote Speaker.  Rev. McDonald, a St. Joseph native and retiree of Boehringer Ingelheim, will offer a motivational address focusing on moving St. Joseph forward and eliminating racism within our community.  Breakfast will be provided by Grace Evangelical Church and will be served at 7:15am.  Due to social distancing requirements, seats are very limited.  Tickets are $15 with breakfast included.  Funds received through ticket sales will be contributed to the MWSU Kelsy Beshears Scholarship Fund.  Confirm your attendance by calling the YWCA at 816-232-4481 or emailing frontoffice@ywcasj.org.

The Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism event will be offered on a digital platform.  Follow and Like the YWCA Facebook for more info and the most update correspondence.

Nominate a member of our community for the Kelsy Beshears Racial Justice Award and recognize their dedication to improving St. Joseph and standing against racism.

2020 Kelsy Beshears Racial Justice Award Nomination Form

List of Past Awardees 1997-2019

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