Racial and gender equity are part of our mission.
YWCA Evanston/North Shore has a deep and abiding commitment to working on issues of economic, gender and racial justice; particularly in the places where these systems of oppression overlap each other. There is little doubt that the systemic oppression of people of color in the United States remains painfully alive. Even when we do not want to see it or speak of it, deep in our core, we are quite aware that:
- the rules and standards that govern our lives are skewed in favor of some and against others;
- power and opportunity are distributed inequitably;
- the basic rights of citizenship are unequally available; and
- race and racism shape each of the previous points.
The annual 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.
Save the date for 2019!
Exciting plans are underway for our 2019 Equity Summit, which will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Registration is expected to open in early February. Complete the form below and we’ll let you know when it does!