Evanston/North Shore

YWCA Evanston/North Shore launches Racial Justice Book Group

Evanston, IL, January 30, 2017 — As part of its ongoing effort to engage more people in racial justice work, YWCA Evanston/North Shore is launching a racial justice book discussion group called “AfterWords.”

Everyone – high school age and older – is encouraged to attend, and the first title to be discussed is “Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond” by Marc Lamont Hill. YWCA Evanston/North Shore will have 25 loaner copies available at its front desk.

Facilitated discussion sessions will take place at 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, and Thursday, March 2, at YWCA Evanston/North Shore, 1215 Church Street in Evanston. Those interested in attending can register at www.ywca.org/AfterWords or by calling 847-864-8445.

“This is a powerful book,” said Donique McIntosh, YWCA’s director of equity and inclusion. “And it’s an important prelude to our racial justice summit in early April, which is about getting people to think more locally about creating a different world.”

She added, “We are calling the book group ‘AfterWords’ because what we do after reading – after the words – is critical. We hope the book will be inspiring to everyone and spur us on to deeper action.”

YWCA Evanston/North Shore works to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families, and strengthen local communities. It serves more than 10,000 people annually in northern Cook County. For more information, go to www.ywca.org/evanston.

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