2019 Equity Summit
The fourth annual Equity Summit gathers our collective resources in one place for a summit designed to move us – as individuals and as systems – to transformation.
The goal is to bring together municipal, organizational, faith-based and business leaders, educators, activists and individual citizens to deepen their understanding of their own racial and gender identities, develop skills to work for change, formulate action plans and engage with others.
Wednesday, April 10
Launching into Transformative Space: Opening Reception and Release of Preliminary Summary of State of Equity in Evanston Project
Hardin Hall of Northwestern University
Thursday, April 11
8:00 am-3:30 pm
The Way Forward: Through Healing to Transformation
Beth Emet, The Free Synagogue
Award-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.
- Building Inclusive Communities Through Transformative Facilitation – Kelli Covey & Rebecca Brown, The
- Gender Inclusion
- Policy/Advocacy for Equity
- Moving Organizations to Equity
- Workshops as a Step toward Change
We hope you can join us!
Breakout Session Presenters and Topics
Northwestern University Women's Center
Intersectional Feminist Praxis: A Blueprint for Feminist Action
Women, Wages, and Wealth
The Covey Group
Building Inclusive Communities Through Transformative Facilitation (Kelly Covey & Rebecca Brown)
Upstanders and Allyship by Evanston 4 All (with Pastor Dan Ruen & Dilnaz Waraich)
A Look at Gender Equity from the Perspective of a Woman of Color
Chicago Urban League
History of Racist Ideas
National SEED Project
Overview of the SEED Program: What Is It and Who Should Participate? (with Pat Savage-Williams)
National SEED Project
Overview of the SEED Program: What Is It and Who Should Participate? (with Corrie Wallace)
Building Healthy Relationships Team
YWCA Evanston/North Shore
Striving to Make the Classroom a Safe Place for All
Shorefront Legacy Center
Truth Telling: An Evanston Historical Perspective (with Lori Osborne)
Evanston History Center/Frances Willard House
Truth Telling: An Evanston Historical Perspective (with Dino Robinson)
Community-based Advocacy: Engagement Strategies for Equity (with Tenisha Jones)
Juan Sebastian Arias
Chicago United for Equity
How/Why to Use a Racial Equity Impact Assessment Tool
A Way Forward for Organizations: A Strategic Approach to Achieving Equity
Woods Fund Chicago
History & Overview of Racial Healing Circles and Chicagoland Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation
darien r wendell
Spoken Word Performance
Un/bound: Black Trans Femme Potential
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.