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Undesign the Redline
Aug 5 – Oct 20 all-day

Undesign the Redline is an interactive exhibit connecting the intentional and systematic racial housing segregation of the 1930s to political and social issues of today, through the powerful narratives of the people and communities affected by redlining and its legacy. The exhibit was created by Enterprise Community Partners.

Explore the history. Be inspired by stories of vision and change. Become part of the conversation for new equitable policies and practices.

Oct
17
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Next Steps Series: How to be an Anti-Racist
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Next Steps Series: How to be an Anti-Racist @ Nichols Middle School

Next Steps, an  Evanston partnership, invites the community to an education and action series based on Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s book “How to be Antiracist.”

Oct
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Financial Education Workshop: Getting Out of Debt
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Credit Card Makeover: Getting out of Debt

Credit cards can be a great financial tool, but for some, can lead to debt and financial trouble. This session provides an overview of credit card usage, warning signs of credit issues, and options for debt management and reconstructing existing credit.

Presented by: David Tognarelli, First Northern Credit Union

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All Financial Education Workshops are free and open to all, but please register below to attend.

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Women’s Film Series : HOME TRUTH
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm

We invite you to join us for a screening and discussion of the documentary HOME TRUTH on October 24th at the Wilmette Theater. Schedule for the evening:

  • 5:30-6:20 pm – Check-in, wine and light appetizers at YWCA Shop for Good, 1107 Central Ave., Wilmette
  • 6:30-7:45 pm – Film screening
  • 7:45-8:15 – Post film discussion

Synopsis

In 1999, Colorado mother Jessica Gonzales experiences every parent’s worst nightmare when her three young daughters are killed after being abducted by their father in violation of a restraining order. Devastated, Jessica files a lawsuit against the police, claiming they did not adequately enforce her restraining order despite her repeated calls for help that night. Determined to make sure her daughters did not die in vain, Jessica pursues her case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and an international human rights tribunal, seeking to strengthen legal rights for domestic violence victims. Meanwhile, her relationship with her one-surviving child, her son Jessie, suffers, as he struggles with the tragedy in his own way. Filmed over the course of nine years, HOME TRUTH chronicles one family’s pursuit of justice, shedding light on how our society responds to domestic violence and how the trauma from domestic violence tragedies can linger throughout generations.

Two (2.0) Continuing Education Credits are available. Contact Wendy Dickson if you are requesting credit.

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Oct
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FAN Event: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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Implicit Bias Workshop
Oct 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Consciously or not, all of us carry biases towards individuals and/or groups. We look at what implicit bias is and how it works. Participants will examine their own biases and identify how those show up.  Tips for how both individuals and organizations can manage bias are provided.

Nov
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Microaggressions: Intent vs. Impact Workshop
Nov 4 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

What are microaggressions? Can they hurt if they weren’t intended in a hurtful way? How do they impact our work environment? What are helpful responses when I see, commit, or have someone use one on me?

Participants in our Racial Equity Workshops develop a common vocabulary, so they can begin to use a “racial equity lens” as they analyze institutional racism.  Led by trained facilitators, the group develops skills necessary to address racism at personal, interpersonal and systemic levels.

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Basic Money Management for Women
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Strengthen your money management skills by developing tools to help with budgeting, credit and debt issues.

Participants must commit to complete the entire course consisting of 2 (two hour) modules over two consecutive evenings. This is the first of the two evenings. Registration required.

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  • Basic Money Management takes place over two consecutive evenings.

Nov
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch at YoFresh
Nov 5 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Let's Talk at Lunch logoAs we learn to talk THROUGH the issue of racism (instead of around it), we need to share a common language, and deepen our understanding by looking at events and institutions through a racial equity lens. One opportunity for such practice is our “Let’s Talk @ Lunch” program. Participants gather, have a cup of coffee or eat lunch, and YWCA provides a trained facilitator. All are welcome!

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Developing Cultural Humility Workshop
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

What does it mean to develop cultural humility?  We’ll explore how an organization can become inclusive and understanding of a variety of cultures, races, abilities, and differences, and identify changes that can be made by organizations and by individuals to transform the climate.

Participants in our Racial Equity Workshops develop a common vocabulary, so they can begin to use a “racial equity lens” as they analyze institutional racism.  Led by trained facilitators, the group develops skills necessary to address racism at personal, interpersonal and systemic levels.