YWCA Evanston/North Shore

Let's Talk @ Lunch

As 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 and the YWCA Racial Justice Co-Directors Donique McIntosh or Eileen Hogan Heineman facilitate. Mark your calendars now for these "Let’s Talk @ Lunch" dates and locations:

YoFresh Yogurt Café, 635 Chicago Ave. in Evanston
First Tuesday of the month, 1:30-2:30 pm
August 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, Nov. 3

Curt's Cafe, 2922 Central Street, Evanston
2nd Wednesday of the month, 1:30-2:30 pm
August 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11

YWCA Evanston/North Shore, 1215 Church Street, Evanston
3rd Thursday of the month, 12:00-1:00 pm (feel free to bring your lunch)
August 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19

Additional locations coming in the Fall - watch this space for updates! 

Articles we've discussed lately:

White people have a race — but everyone flips out when we talk about it by Jenée Desmond-Harris
The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Letter to My Son by Ta-Nehisi Coates 
What’s Wrong with Cultural Appropriation? These 9 Answers Reveal Its Harm by Maisha Z. Johnson 

                                                                                     ALL ARE WELCOME!

Are you interested in having us facilitate a “Let’s Talk @ Lunch” series in YOUR place of business? Call (847) 864-8445 to speak to either Eileen (x158) Donique (x159) to get on our email list, set up a program at YOUR location, or find out more about "Let's Talk @ Lunch" or our Racial Equity Trainings.


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