YWCA Evanston/North Shore invites people to join with friends, neighbors, colleagues, and community groups for its annual Stand Against Racism next week.
This year the event will take place on two different days. The stand in Evanston will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at 1:30 p.m., and the stand in Skokie will take place on Thursday, April 25, at 10:30 a.m.
The Evanston Stand Against Racism will be along Ridge Avenue, and the Skokie Stand Against Racism will be on Oakton Street in front of the Skokie Village Hall and Skokie Public Library.
The Stand Against Racism is a campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism. Founded by YWCA Trenton (NJ) and YWCA Princeton (NJ) in 2007, the Stand Against Racism quickly grew to a national presence by 2010, when an additional 80 YWCAs across the nation, including YWCA Evanston/North Shore, began participating.
Learn more about the 2019 Stand Against Racism in Evanston and Skokie at https://www.ywca-ens.org/stand/
YWCA Evanston/North Shore works to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen local communities. It serves more than 10,000 people annually in northern Cook County. For more information, go to www.ywca-ens.org.