Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Optimum Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.
Highlights airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Optimum’s channel 17.
The show airing April 10, 2023 – April 17, 2023 highlights the YWCA’s Race to End Racism.
We interviewed Jennifer Goddard, CEO of YWCA Charleston and Shante’ Ellis, Program Director Racial Equity & Inclusion.
They discussed the upcoming Race to End Racism scheduled for April 29, 2023 at Magic Island in Charleston, WV.
Jennifer gave us an overview of the YWCA programs.
Shante’ discussed the event.
It is the 7th annual Race to End Racism, a 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, on Charleston’s West Side on Saturday, April 29 at 9 a.m.
Following the race, join us from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the inaugural Cultural Celebration! Let’s celebrate our diversity and take a STAND against racism. The event will feature DJ Quam, ballroom dancer Korey Storm Brown, Xinos, and Fun Fitness Kids Club.
All proceeds benefit our YWCA Charleston Racial Equity & Inclusion Program.
Mission of Racial Equity & Inclusion Program
The YWCA Charleston’s Racial Equity & Inclusion program believes that racial equity and inclusion is the foundation required to create the conditions for our communities to thrive by facilitating healthier race relations in Kanawha, Boone and Clay counties. The YWCA Charleston also works with a broad spectrum of community partners and social justice organizations. They provide programming that creates safe spaces where truth telling, uncomfortable conversations and healing can happen.
They support racial equity and inclusion initiatives that provide opportunities that enrich our communities to move forward in our mission to eliminate racism.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.