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Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate Returns on Juneteenth

Monday, June 6, 2022

Thousands expected on June 19 to run and walk in unity against racial hatred and violence at annual YWCA Evanston/North Shore event  The 23rd annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate, presented by YWCA Evanston/North Shore (YWCA E/NS), will be held at Northwestern University’s Long Field on June 19, for the first time since 2019… Continue Reading Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate Returns on Juneteenth

Partnering to Stand Against Racism: An Interview with Iris Barrios of the Village of Skokie

Friday, April 22, 2022

YWCA Evanston/North Shore has had a long-standing relationship with the Village of Skokie for its Stand Against Racism campaign, with Village residents and government staff consistently championing the annual event for the past nine years. We spoke with Iris Barrios, Social Worker for the Village of Skokie and their Stand liaison, to talk about the… Continue Reading Partnering to Stand Against Racism: An Interview with Iris Barrios of the Village of Skokie