Evanston/North Shore

YWCA Evanston/North Shore to host second Racial Justice Summit April 6-7

 


Evanston, IL, March 13, 2017 — Building on the success of its inaugural event last year, YWCA Evanston/North Shore is hosting a second racial justice summit April 6-7 at the Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Avenue. The event is open to the public.

Titled “(Re)imagining,” this year’s summit focuses on brainstorming new ways to work toward racial justice. It also includes local artists – poets, rappers, musicians – to help foster creativity and innovative ideas.

“The summit is the only one of its kind on the North Shore,” said Donique McIntosh, YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s director of equity and inclusion. “We are interested in engaging as many people as possible, particularly young people, in coming together to imagine new ways to work for change. There is no more ‘business as usual’ with racial justice work. We need to think about doing things differently.”

She added, “This year also has a local focus. Our speaker and our breakout session leaders are all doing innovative things right here in the Chicago area.”

The summit begins on Thursday, April 6, at with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by a showcase of artists at 6:30 p.m. On Friday, April 7, the event begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a keynote address by Charlene A. Carruthers at 9:00 a.m. Carruthers is the national director of Black Youth Project 100, an activist-based organization of black 18-35-year-olds headquartered in Chicago.

Friday’s schedule also includes breakout sessions on racial justice issues, skill building for equity work, and creating action plans.

To learn more about the racial justice summit and sign up to attend, go to www.ywca.org/rjsummit or call 847-864-8445.

 


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