Regardless of where you are on your journey to gaining greater understanding of racial equity--and whether or not you've attended before--the YWCA Equity Institute's annual Summit always offers an impressive range of speakers and break-out sessions to help move one's personal and/or organizational needle toward intentionality and commitment to equity and inclusion.
Particularly if you're a board member or high-level leader in one of Evanston's many non-profit and civic organizations or if you own a small or large business here--this is an important opportunity to look inward so you can move forward to making necessary change from the personal to the institutional at every level in our community.
The event is open to the public and it's a great way to meet other Evanstonians who are committed to leveling the racial playing field.
Here's this year's schedule of events. Click here for more information and to register.
Hope to see you there!
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 5:30-7:30 PM
Launching into Transformative Space
Opening Reception, Introduce YWCA Equity Institute
Release of State of Equity in Evanston Report
Location: Rebecca Crown Center, Hardin Hall, Northwestern University, 633 Clark Street, Evanston
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
The Way Forward: Through Healing to Transformation
Keynote Speech and Workshops
Location: Beth Emet, The Free Synagogue, 1224 Dempster Street, Evanston
Award-winning change agent Dr. Gail C. Christopher, the visionary for and architect of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation-led Truth Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) effort for America.
Workshop Topics include:
Transformative Group Facilitation
Policy/Advocacy for Equity
Moving Organizations to Equity
Action Steps toward Change
Scholarship opportunities are available. Email for information.
Click here for more information and to register.
Kudos to YWCA Equity Institute's Director Tiffany McDowell and staff for organizing.