Transforming Our Systems: What COVID-19 Reminds Us about Race 

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Transforming Our Systems: What COVID-19 Reminds Us about Race 

Friday, April 10, 2020

by Tiffany McDowell, YWCA Equity Institute Director The world as we know it is changing. The global COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the cracks in our fragile system. While our communities have faced past crises with resilience and strength, the current situation shows that the safety nets we hoped would be available are not enough. Some… Continue Reading Transforming Our Systems: What COVID-19 Reminds Us about Race 

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LeAnn Jenkins joins Equity Institute team at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Monday, November 18, 2019

LeAnn Jenkins has joined YWCA Evanston/North Shore in the newly created role of Equity Institute coordinator. In this position, she will manage and administer the Equity Institute’s training, workshops, and other engagement programs, which are dedicated to promoting racial and gender equity at the individual and institutional level. Jenkins has 11 years of experience in… Continue Reading LeAnn Jenkins joins Equity Institute team at YWCA Evanston/North Shore

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’s McDowell named as one of “Willie’s Warriors”

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Tiffany McDowell, director of the Equity Institute at YWCA Evanston/North Shore, was recently selected as part of the spring 2019 cohort of the Chicago Foundation for Women’s “Willie’s Warriors” Leadership Initiative. The initiative brings together black women leaders in honor of Reverend Willie Taplin Barrow, creating a network and pipeline of leaders who are committed… Continue Reading YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s McDowell named as one of “Willie’s Warriors”