YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s annual Equity Summit will be virtual again this year and registration is now open for the event, which will be held May 13 and 14.
The summit’s theme is “Redistributing Power to Build Liberated Communities,” and the goal is to strengthen the knowledge base and skills of those doing equity work or anyone interested in learning more.
Panel discussions and breakout sessions will cover a variety of equity-related topics from the role of media, to early childhood education, to hair and health.
Last year’s summit, which was originally scheduled for March, was postponed due to the pandemic and then rescheduled for July as a virtual event.
According to Tiffany McDowell, director of YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Equity Institute, more than 450 people from across the country attended the 2020 summit and, in follow-up surveys, nearly 90 percent said they gained new information and insights.
“We want to emphasize that the summit is open to everyone,” said McDowell. “Even if you’re just dipping your toe into learning more about equity and what you can do to make a difference, we want you to be part of this event. And since we’re virtual again, your location doesn’t matter. You can be part of the summit no matter where you live.”
The summit is appropriate for those 17 and older. Tickets are $125 per person and registration is required. Scholarships and group discounts also are available.