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November Financial Education Workshop
Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Tenants’ Rights and Responsibilities

This workshop addresses the issues commonly experienced by renters looking for equitable housing. Renters will learn how to advocate for themselves and navigate the rental market. This workshop teaches:

  • Application screening
  • Preparing for tenancy
  • Understanding a lease
  • Repairs and Damage Deposit
  • Move in/move out inspection
  • Move out notice
  • Financial Literacy

Presented by: Jasemen Hatcher, Senior Housing Counselor/ Landlord Tenant Liaison at Open Communities.

Financial Education Workshop

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Nov
13
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch at Curt’s Cafe
Nov 13 @ 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!

Nov
18
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch at Skokie Village Hall
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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!

Nov
20
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A Lethal Relationship: Gun Violence and Domestic Violence
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

In partnership with Oakton Community College, YWCA Evanston/North Shore presents our annual Domestic Violence Conference:

A Lethal Relationship:
Gun Violence and Domestic Violence

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
9 am – 3 pm

Oakton Community College, TenHoeve Center, Rooms 1604-1610
1600 East Golf Road, Des Plaines, IL (Parking in Lot D)

Registration: 8:30 a.m. | Program: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Registration fee:
Early Bird $90 (by November 1) • Regular $100
Continental breakfast and box lunch included.

Featured Speakers:

Illinois Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D), 17th District, is a first-time representative and life-long social justice advocate, community volunteer, and attorney. Representative Gong-Gershowitz will open the conference discussing the political landscape in Illinois and how it is responding to the public health crisis of gun violence and domestic violence. Having lost her cousin and her cousin’s two children to gun violence when they were murdered by their father, Representative Gong-Gershowitz is a leading advocate on common sense gun safety legislation in Illinois to reduce gun violence and save lives.

April M. Zeoli, Ph.D., MPH, is an expert on the intersection of intimate partner violence and gun violence, and associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. She is on the editorial board of the scholarly journal Injury Prevention and serves as the research expert for the National Domestic Violence and Firearms Resource Center.

David W. Keck, J.D., is project director for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and Firearms, a project of the Battered Women’s Justice Project, and a partner in developing protocol for firearms surrender in domestic abuse injunction cases, which became the framework for Wisconsin’s SAFE act, passed in 2014.

Program Objectives

The conference is informative for professionals in the areas of criminal justice, law enforcement, public health and safety, municipal, human service, mental health, education, legislative and advocacy sectors.

  • Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
  • Describe nonlethal and lethal uses of guns in domestic violence
  • Identify federal and state laws that prohibit domestic violence perpetrators from accessing guns, and loopholes in those laws
  • Understand laws related to removal of guns from a scene of domestic violence, restraining order gun restrictions, and data on application and impact among different racial groups
  • Examine how a domestic violence perpetrator becomes prohibited from gun purchase and possession
  • Explore how domestic violence perpetrators known to the justice system maintain the right to own a gun
  • Discuss and review key considerations and steps when implementing the statutory requirement of a firearm surrender/seizure in Illinois
  • Understand the important role patrol officers and investigators play in preventing gun violence
Professional Continuing Education

Oakton Community College Continuing Education clock/contact hours will be offered for Illinois social workers (5.0 clock hours), professional counselors (5.0 clock hours), marriage and family therapists (5.0 clock hours), psychologists (5.0 clock hours) nurses (5.0 contact hours),  nursing home administrators (5.0 clock hours), addiction  counselors/ICB members (5.0 CE hours pending approval), occupational therapists (5.5 contact hours), speech and language pathologists/audiologists (5.0 clock hours), and teachers (5.0 PDs). ICDVP credit of 5.0 will be offered. 5.0 Universal Training hours (UTH) will be offered to other professional groups.

Law Enforcement Professionals

In partnership with North East Multi-Regional Training, Inc., MTU #3, the conference is certified for six hours of training time and the following five training mandates: Law Updates, Civil Rights, Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority, Human Rights, Procedural Justice, and Psychology of Domestic Violence.

To register

Registration is through Oakton Community College. We recommend registering via mail. You may download the registration form here.

They have online registration at oakton.edu/conted (choose “Continuing Education for Health Professionals”), but it is not an easy site to navigate.

Co-Presenting Partners:

Ascend Justice
The Chicago Gun Violence Research Collaborative
Cook County State’s Attorney
Evanston Police Department
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence
JCFS Chicago
NEMRT
The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence
YWCA Metro Chicago
YWCA Sauk Valley

Dec
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Basic Money Management for Women
Dec 2 @ 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.

Dec
3
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch at YoFresh
Dec 3 @ 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!

Dec
11
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch at Curt’s Cafe
Dec 11 @ 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!

Dec
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch at Skokie Village Hall
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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!

Jan
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch at YoFresh
Jan 7 @ 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!

Jan
8
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch at Curt’s Cafe
Jan 8 @ 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!