Equity Summit

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Equity Summit

April 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
Beth Emet, The Free Synagogue
1224 Dempster Street
Evanston, IL 60202
Tiffany McDowell

The 4th annual YWCA Evanston/North Shore Equity Summit offers an opportunity to gather our collective resources in one place for a one-day summit open to the public. The goal is to bring people – of all ages and demographics – together to deepen their understanding of their own racial identities, develop skills to work for change, formulate action plans, and engage with others. Please join us!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 5:30-7:30 PM

Launching into Transformative Space
Opening Reception, Introduce YWCA Equity Institute
Release of Preliminary Summary of State of Equity in Evanston

Rebecca Crown Center, Hardin Hall, Northwestern University
633 Clark Street, Evanston

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

The Way Forward: Through Healing to Transformation
Keynote Speech and Workshops

Beth Emet, The Free Synagogue
1224 Dempster Street, Evanston

Keynote Speaker:

Gail ChristopherAward-winning change agent Dr. Gail C. Christopher, the visionary for and architect of the W K Kellogg Foundation-led Truth Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) effort for America.

Workshop Topics include:

  • Transformative Group Facilitation
  • Gender Inclusion
  • Policy/Advocacy for Equity
  • Moving Organizations to Equity
  • Action Steps toward Change


Full Summit (includes Wednesday evening reception): $125
Opening Reception Only (Wednesday evening): $30
Summit Only (Thursday): $100

For information about scholarships, please email equityinstitute@ywca-ens.org. Student rate available.