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What racial healing means to us

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

To commemorate this year’s National Day of Racial Healing, the Equity Institute team considered the concept of Racial Healing and how it guides our work. Here, members of our team offer thoughts on healing, anti-racism, and justice. We invite you to share with us, what does racial healing mean to you?  Eileen Hogan Heineman: For… Continue Reading What racial healing means to us

Advancing women of color in the tech industry: Interview with Dr. Chandra Erdman

Monday, January 10, 2022

The tech industry is known for its high-paying jobs, exciting innovations, and an extreme lack of diversity. Among all women employed in computer science occupations, only 12% are Black or Latinx women. The median salaries in the tech industry are more than double the median salaries in other industries. The intense competition for tech industry… Continue Reading Advancing women of color in the tech industry: Interview with Dr. Chandra Erdman

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore Joins YWCA USA in Standing for Reproductive Freedom at the Supreme Court

Friday, September 24, 2021

YWCA USA Submits Amicus Brief to Supreme Court On Impact Striking Down Roe v. Wade Would Have on Young Women of Color This week, YWCA USA filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court decision, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which will determine the future of Roe v. Wade. YWCA Evanston/North Shore stands with… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore Joins YWCA USA in Standing for Reproductive Freedom at the Supreme Court

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About the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

by Hallie Cohen, YWCA Evanston/North Shore Violence Prevention Educator On August 20, Governor JB Pritzker signed the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act into law. Also known as SB 818, the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act creates age-appropriate learning standards for public schools that decide to teach comprehensive personal health and safety education (grades… Continue Reading About the Keeping Youth Safe and Healthy Act

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