Month: July 2019

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Chicago Race Riots and DKDK

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

by Eileen Hogan Heineman, Manager, Equity Institute Community Outreach Through my equity work with SEED (Seeking Educational Equity & Diversity) groups, I’ve learned to take into account all the things that can be categorized DKDK – Don’t Know what I Don’t Know.  These are different from the things that, as a white person, I know… Continue Reading Chicago Race Riots and DKDK

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore reaches out to young men with compassion and creativity

Friday, July 26, 2019

Evanston, IL – Although it’s summer, many teen boys from Evanston and Skokie are spending time in class. But these classes aren’t academic. Instead, they are designed to help adolescent males take an in-depth look at themselves and grow into the non-violent adults they want to be. It’s all part of YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s violence… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore reaches out to young men with compassion and creativity


“It’s Skokie” podcast features YWCA

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Our young men’s leadership and “Building Healthy Relationships” programs were featured on the “It’s Skokie” podcast in July. Antonio Rice (our Violence Prevention Educator) and Eileen Hogan Heineman (Manager of Equity Institute Community Outreach) talked about our violence prevention and racial equity work in Skokie — programs which are available in many other communities in… Continue Reading “It’s Skokie” podcast features YWCA

YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

Monday, July 22, 2019

STATEMENT BY YWCA USA CEO ALEJANDRA Y. CASTILLO “Domestic violence continues to be an epidemic impacting one in four women in the United States. One of the primary reasons domestic violence continues at this pace is because abusers face little to no accountability for their actions. Often, they are protected by other people in power,… Continue Reading YWCA USA: Stop Allowing Abuse

We’re committed to the safety and security of immigrants

Thursday, July 11, 2019

We want to state clearly the position of YWCA USA:  YWCA is committed to ensuring that those seeking safety and opportunity in the U.S. can arrive and live without fear, harm, or discrimination. Current immigration policies have re-traumatized survivors of violence, heightened fears, and exacerbated discrimination against immigrant communities. [We] must prioritize the safety of… Continue Reading We’re committed to the safety and security of immigrants

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