YWCA statement in support of District 65 anti-racism work

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YWCA statement in support of District 65 anti-racism work

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

A joint statement by Karen Singer, CEO and Tiffany McDowell, Equity Institute Director, YWCA Evanston/North Shore in support  of Evanston School District 65. YWCA Evanston/North Shore is committed to eliminating racism and empowering women, and we support Evanston School District 65 administrators and school board’s anti-racism and anti-oppression work.  A few years ago, we supported the… Continue Reading YWCA statement in support of District 65 anti-racism work

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Annual Race Against Hate to be “somewhat” virtual this year

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate, which is spearheaded by YWCA Evanston/North Shore, is set for June 19 and 20 as a “somewhat” virtual event. While participants are encouraged to walk or run on race weekend, the event won’t have a start/finish line. Instead, participants are encouraged to wear a Race Against Hate… Continue Reading Annual Race Against Hate to be “somewhat” virtual this year

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YWCA’s Equity Summit to feature Robin Rue Simmons and Jan Schakowsky

Monday, May 3, 2021

Evanston Alderman Robin Rue Simmons and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky will lead a discussion about reparations on a national level as part of YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s annual Equity Summit, which will be held virtually May 13 and 14. Simmons and Schakowsky will focus on H.B. 40, also known as the Commission to Study and Develop… Continue Reading YWCA’s Equity Summit to feature Robin Rue Simmons and Jan Schakowsky

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Talking to Your Kids About Racism

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

This summer has challenged us when it comes to how we approach conversations about racism and the systemic racial injustices that permeate our society. From social media slide-show style infographics to restructuring diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives throughout corporate America, there has been a national “call-in” for discussions on race relations. It’s on the news, and it’s even been on Nickelodeon. At YWCA, we’ve been sounding the alarm all… Continue Reading Talking to Your Kids About Racism