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Click on item below to view more information and/or register. Download a printable copy of all our winter classes, trainings, events, and ongoing opportunities here.

Apr
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch – at a distance (virtual)
Apr 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Let's Talk at Lunch logoWe’re taking Let’s Talk @ Lunch, an informal community discussion of current events through a racial equity lens, to Zoom!

Please grab some lunch, pull up a chair in your home, and join your virtual neighbors for a facilitated discussion every Wednesday in April 2020. All are welcome!
Apr
14
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Dear Evanston Racial Justice Book Group
Apr 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join YWCA Evanston/North Shore for Dear Evanston’s Racial Justice Book Group to read and discuss Brittany Cooper’s “Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower.”

Books are available at the second floor information desk at the Evanston Public Library, main branch. Books are also available for purchase at Bookends & Beginnings with a 15% discount.

Apr
15
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch – at a distance (virtual)
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Let's Talk at Lunch logoWe’re taking Let’s Talk @ Lunch, an informal community discussion of current events through a racial equity lens, to Zoom!

Please grab some lunch, pull up a chair in your home, and join your virtual neighbors for a facilitated discussion every Wednesday in April 2020. All are welcome!
Apr
22
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch – at a distance (virtual)
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Let's Talk at Lunch logoWe’re taking Let’s Talk @ Lunch, an informal community discussion of current events through a racial equity lens, to Zoom!

Please grab some lunch, pull up a chair in your home, and join your virtual neighbors for a facilitated discussion every Wednesday in April 2020. All are welcome!
Apr
23
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Stand Against Racism in Skokie
Apr 23 @ 10:30 am – 10:50 am

Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.

The 2020 Stand Against Racism in Skokie will take place on Thursday, April 23 from 10:30 – 10:50 am at various sites: On Oakton Street in front of Village Hall and the Skokie Public Library; on Gross Point Road and Church Street (near Weber Center); and at various D73.5 and D69 Schools. We invite you to join the Stand as an organization, school, business or individual. Although it’s not required, you can register your group’s participation  at www.standagainstracism.org.  In Skokie, we will all read this pledge at 10:45 am.  Feel free to make copies for your participants.

We know that these 20 minutes will not eliminate racism.  But standing together in this work for equity is the ONLY way we can actually achieve the systemic changes necessary for transformation of our institutions.

Apr
24
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Stand Against Racism in Evanston
Apr 24 @ 10:30 am – 10:50 am

Stand Against Racism is a signature campaign of YWCA USA to build community among those who work for racial justice and to raise awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in our communities.

The 2020 Stand Against Racism in Evanston will take place on Friday, April 24 from 10:30 – 10:50 am at various sites along Ridge. We invite you to join the Stand as an organization, school, business or individual. Although it’s not required, you can register your group’s participation at www.standagainstracism.org.  In Evanston, we will all read this pledge at 10:45 pm.

We know that these 20 minutes will not eliminate racism.  But standing together in this work for equity is the ONLY way we can actually achieve the systemic changes necessary for transformation of our institutions.

Apr
29
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Let’s Talk @ Lunch – at a distance (virtual)
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Let's Talk at Lunch logoWe’re taking Let’s Talk @ Lunch, an informal community discussion of current events through a racial equity lens, to Zoom!

Please grab some lunch, pull up a chair in your home, and join your virtual neighbors for a facilitated discussion every Wednesday in April 2020. All are welcome!
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Microaggressions: Intent vs. Impact Workshop
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 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.

May
6
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Developing Cultural Humility Workshop
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 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.

May
19
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What is White Supremacy Culture? Workshop
May 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

It is often hard to talk about race because white culture values certain ways of knowing and not others, and assigns a higher value to some ways of behaving than others.

Because these ideas have been maintained over a long period of time, it is sometimes hard for people to notice that this culture is based in whiteness. What are the characteristic of white supremacy culture – and what do we do once we’ve recognized this?