Community Engagement Programs
community engagement programs are free and open to the public. These forums located throughout the community offer individuals the opportunity to come together and discuss current issues of racial justice and learn from one another as we deepen our ability to effectively talk about racism. Click the calendar link to see all dates.
Let’s Talk @ LunchAs 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 YWCA provides a trained facilitator. All are welcome!
YoFresh Yogurt Café, 635 Chicago Ave., Evanston
Curt's Cafe, 2922 Central St., Evanston
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St. (Book Discussion Room)
"Reel Talk" FilmsWatch, think, react, share, listen, learn! "Reel" Talk films provide another forum to challenge your thinking and deepen your understanding about issues of race and racism. Our bi-monthly "Reel" Talks feature a movie or video followed by facilitated discussion. Please join us!
The House We Live in
Thursday, March 8, 6:30–8:30 pm at YWCA Evanston/North Shore 1215 Church St, Evanston
Have your own movie night:
Here are a few videos you could view on your own or with your family, friends, or co-workers to challenge your thinking and jump start conversation:
YWCA Evanston/North Shore is a proud co-sponsor of the Dear Evanston Racial Justice Book Group. The next book we’ll read and discuss is: CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC by Claudia Rankin, Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:30-8:30 pm. Location TBA. Register now at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dear-evanston-racial-justice-book-groupfebruary-21-2018-tickets-41527846908?aff=es2