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Important update about tomorrow’s Reparations town hall from Robin Rue Simmons 5th Ward Alderman

UPDATE on the Reparations Town Hall meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at First Church of God Christian Life Center, 1524 Simpson St.

Due to the popularity of this event and the limited capacity of the venue (750 people), this event is first come, first served. A reservation on Eventbrite does not guarantee you a place in the sanctuary.

The Eventbrite was used to measure interest for the event and communicate with attendees. Guests will be allowed to enter the church beginning at 5 p.m. Please note that the church and sanctuary are accessible.

There will be an overflow room with a max capacity of 250 in the basement of the church with a live stream of the panel and speakers. Once the venue has reached capacity, we will not be able to let anyone else into the building. The event will be streamed live on the Robin Rue Simmons 5th Ward Alderman Facebook page, the Dear Evanston Facebook page, and a video will be produced and shared publicly following the Town Hall.

Transportation to and from the event:

Via Rideshare has set up free rides for all attendees within Evanston. The app can be downloaded here. There is no promo code needed; new or existing riders can download the app, request a ride and go!

The free rides will apply on Wednesday, December 11, from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m., to or from the First Church of God, 1524 Simpson St. The pickup and dropoff must be within Evanston.

Below is a map illustrating the traffic plan for the event.

Due to the limited parking availability, we recommend taking public transportation, using ride-share or walking. Parking will be restricted to event attendees only on Ashland Avenue, Simpson Street, Dewey Avenue and Darrow Avenue as shown in the map below. There will also be buses running from Parking Lot 5 at Noyes and Green Bay, seen on the map, to the church to reduce traffic on Simpson St.

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