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YWCA Equity Summit 2020 is March 19 at Northwestern University's Norris Center.


The YWCA Evanston/North Shore's Equity Summit gathers resources in one place for a summit designed to move us – as individuals and as systems – to transformation.

The goal is to bring together municipal, organizational, faith-based and business leaders, educators, activists and individuals to deepen their understanding of their own racial and gender identities, develop skills to work for change, formulate action plans and engage with others.

This year's featured speakers are Jamelle Bouie, columnist for the The New York Times and political analyst for CBS News, and Natalie Yvonne Moore, WBEZ's South Side reporter and author of the book "The South Side."

Read in details about the breakout sessions here.

Register here.


Illinois Inclusive Curriculum Law: Strategies for Integrating LGBT History into Existing Curricula --Grecia Magdaleno

Beyond Tears: Remembering Why We Are Here – Sekile M. Nzinga, PhD, MSW

Exploring Your Identity to Become a Better Ally – Thyannda Mack

White Women Doing White Supremacy at Work – Hillary Douin and Kristen White

Beyond Oppression Olympics: Multi-Racial Coalitions as a Strategy for Equity and Social Justice -- Dr. Nadine Naber

Teaching Through A Lens of Equity – Buffy Sallee and Kristan Jiggetts

Hiring for Organizations: Recognizing, Identifying, and Processing Implicit Bias – Kate Harrington-Rosen and Ish Orkar

Criss Cross: Strategies for Facilitating Cross Cultural Dialogues – Northwestern University Multicultural Student Affairs Team

Racial Healing Circle – Christine Leone, MSW and Carol Jungman, MSOD

Upstanders Training – Rina Campbell and Gail Schechter

Now That You Are Woke... What’s Next? (Tools for Combating Racism) – Pat Savage-Williams

Circle Up - Building and Healing Community Using Restorative Practices – Pamela


Calling Out, Calling In -- How Do We Build Accountable Community? – Kelli Covey and Rebecca Brown *** THIS SESSION HAS REACHED CAPACITY***

Listening to Youth Voices: What Youth Have to Say about Equity and Socio-Emotional

Well-being – Josefina Alvarez, PhD and Allyson Adams, MA, Mental Health America North Shore - MHANS; Melissa Raman Molitor, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC and Angela Lyonsmith, MA, ATR-BC, LCPC, Kids Create Change

Using Data & Measurement to Move Your Organization Toward Equity – Rachel Sax

Evanston Reparations Initiative – Robin Rue Simmons 5th Ward Alderman and Jane Grover

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