Our nation and our community are facing challenges. Challenges of fear and pain as we continue to grow and change in order to pave the way to becoming a better nation filled with better communities.
The YMCA is built entirely on the idea of creating better communities by building a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. In the same way that a muscle must be injured to grow and become stronger, we feel that our community that has been injured by racism will become stronger.
Part of the healing process involves having conversations with those that are afraid and don’t understand what is happening around them. Given the Y’s focus on children and families, we want to help facilitate that conversation.
The YMCA of Dane County is partnering with diversity, equity and inclusion experts Deanna Singh and Justin Ponder, also parents of elementary-aged children, to host a safe-space discussion on talking with children about race at this moment. During the discussion, parents from all racial backgrounds will learn more about having these important conversations. Please feel free to join us and invite others.
“How to Talk to Your Kids About Race NOW”
Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 7:30 pm
Available and free to all*

Register for this ZOOM Seminar

*This event is open to the public, but capacity is limited, so we encourage early registration in order to reserve your spot. If you know of someone that can benefit from this information, please feel free to pass it along.
This virtual seminar is intended for adults, therefore, children attendance is not recommended.


Deanna Singh is an accomplished author, educator, business leader and champion for marginalized communities. As the Founder/Chief Change Agent of Flying Elephant, Deanna consults with individuals and companies that are looking to make a positive difference in the world and provides clients the tools and courage to imagine, activate and impact the world as agents of change. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from Fordham University, a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Read her full bio here.