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Racial Healing Circle (virtual)
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation logoRacial healing is an experience and a tool that can facilitate trust and build authentic relationships that bridge divides created by real and perceived differences.

This session includes both group interactions and intimate conversations between two participants. Trained Racial Healing Circle practitioners will be present to help ensure a confidential, safe space for participants to have truthful conversations with one another. 

We ask that you register ONLY if you can attend the complete session. We typically try to create circles with as much racial, gender, age, and ethnic diversity as possible, but also can offer circles composed completely of participants who identify as White or all participants who identify as People of Color. If you have a preference, please indicate that on the registration form.

This is a free event and anyone 17 years and older is welcome. Registration is required so we can send you the link to join discussion. 

Jun
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Basic Money Management for Women (virtual)
Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Basic Money Management will help 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 two (one hour) modules over two evenings on Monday, June 8 & 15, 2020.

This online class is open to the public, but please register to attend.

Jun
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch: Race Against Hate edition (virtual)
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Let's Talk at Lunch logoPlease join us on Zoom for a special Race Against Hate…in place edition of Let’s Talk @ Lunchan informal facilitated discussion of current events through a racial equity lens. We’ll discuss Ahmaud Arberythe connection to Ricky Byrdsong, and what it feels like to be a Black man out for a run. 

This is a free event and anyone 17 years and older is welcome. Registration is required so we can send you the link to join discussion. 

Jun
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Basic Money Management for Women (virtual)
Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Basic Money Management will help 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 two (one hour) modules over two evenings on Monday, June 8 & 15, 2020.

This online class is open to the public, but please register to attend.

Jun
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Lunch with Sherialyn Byrdsong (virtual)
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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Karen Singer, President/CEO of YWCA Evanston/North Shore with Sherialyn Byrdsong

Join Sherialyn Byrdsong, YWCA Evanston/North Shore President/CEO, Karen Singer; and the Director of YWCA’s Equity Institute, Tiffany McDowell for a Zoom discussion of critical issues challenging our communities. Together they will examine racial health disparities unmasked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ahmaud Arbery case and how it echoes Ricky Byrdsong’s murder and imagine action that we might all take to move our country toward greater equity and inclusion. 

This is a free event and anyone 17 years and older is welcome. Registration is required so we can send you the link to join discussion

Jun
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DV Training for Salon Professionals
Jun 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Illinois HB 42464 requires all salon professionals to receive 1-hour of training on sexual assault and domestic violence. The CE requirement of this new law was effective January 1, 2019 and is in effect for September 2019 licensure renewals for cosmetologists and estheticians.

This is an interactive online training.  Come prepared to participate fully, just as you would an in-person interactive training.  Be prepared to connect from a quiet place on a computer with headphones.  A computer with a webcam is recommended for maximum connection.  High speed internet will give you the best experience.  Details for how to connect to the session will be sent to you prior to the day of the training. The training will introduce resources you can use after the training.

  • Please note - these trainings are virtual. You will receive a confirmation email with more information after you register. If you would like to purchase more than one registration. you will need to fill out the form and pay again.
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Financial Education Workshop: Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis (virtual)
Jun 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Rebuilding After a Financial Crisis

A job loss, a medical crisis, or other hardship can send a normal financial situation into a tailspin. In this workshop, participants will learn how to get their finances back on track, including budgeting, repaying debt, rebuilding credit, establishing emergency savings, and replenishing retirement savings.

Presented by:

First Northern Credit Union logo

This online workshop is FREE but please register below:

Jun
25
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YWCA Equity Summit (virtual)
Jun 25 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our annual Equity Summit gathers our collective resources in one (virtual in 2020!) place for a summit designed to move us – as individuals and as systems – to transformation.  

And this year, in light of Covidit is even more important to highlight racial inequities and to understand the tools and models around what people can do to level the playing field. 

The Summit will take place over the course of two mornings, June 25 and 26, and will include featured speakers New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie, WBEZ South Side Reporter Natalie Moore, and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, Dr. Evelynn Hammonds. 

The June 25-26 Summit includes breakout sessions on a number of skill-building topics and is appropriate for ages 17 and older. Not able to make those dates? A recording of the Summit will be available to all registrants for six months.

Jun
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YWCA Equity Summit (virtual)
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our annual Equity Summit gathers our collective resources in one (virtual in 2020!) place for a summit designed to move us – as individuals and as systems – to transformation.  

And this year, in light of Covidit is even more important to highlight racial inequities and to understand the tools and models around what people can do to level the playing field. 

The Summit will take place over the course of two mornings, June 25 and 26, and will include featured speakers New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie, WBEZ South Side Reporter Natalie Moore, and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, Dr. Evelynn Hammonds. 

The June 25-26 Summit includes breakout sessions on a number of skill-building topics and is appropriate for ages 17 and older. Not able to make those dates? A recording of the Summit will be available to all registrants for six months.

Jul
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40-Hour Domestic Violence Training
Jul 13 – Jul 24 all-day

Note: The 40-hour DV Training originally scheduled for April 2020 was cancelled due to health and safety concerns. Please contact Verda Bhatti at vbhatti@ywca-ens.org if you have any questions.

YWCA Evanston/North Shore is an approved ICDVP training site for the 40-hour domestic violence training, which provides a solid base of knowledge for anyone working with individuals affected by domestic violence. The training covers all ICDVP required topics using a trauma informed lens.

July 13-24 training:

  • Monday, July 13, 9 am-5 pm
  • Wednesday, July 15, 9 am-5 pm
  • Friday, July 17, 9 am-5 pm
  • Monday, July 20, 9 am-5 pm
  • Wednesday, July 22, 9 am-5 pm
  • Friday, July 24, 9 am-5 pm

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