YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s fourth annual Equity Summit (formerly called the Racial Justice Summit) will kick off on Wednesday, April 10, with a discussion of highlights from YWCA’s project on the state of equity in Evanston.
The summit will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. on April 10, followed by highlights of the report at 6 p.m., at Northwestern University’s Rebecca Crown Center at 633 Clark Street in Evanston.
The second day of the summit, which will be held Thursday, April 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Beth Emet, The Free Synagogue, 1224 Dempster Street, will feature a keynote address by award-winning change agent Gail C. Christopher. Christopher is the visionary behind the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation initiative.
The April 11 session also will include workshops devoted to equity policy and advocacy, gender inclusion, and steps toward change.
According to Tiffany McDowell, director of YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s newly formed Equity Institute, the goal of the summit is to bring people of all ages and demographics together to deepen their understanding of equity, engage with others, and work for change.
“We encourage everyone in our local communities – high school age and older – to attend the summit,” McDowell said. “Even if you’re not directly involved in a community group or in advocacy work, the summit is a great opportunity for growth.”
To learn more and register to attend, go to www.ywca-ens.org/equity-summit or call 847-864-8445. Student rates and group discounts are available.