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Mark your calendar!

Here's what's coming up in Evanston ...

Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m.

Advocates for Action hosts it's weekly Community Coffee

This week's guests are Henry Wilkins to talk about bringing a STEM school to Evanston's fifth ward, and Craig Lynch, the new CEO at Y.O.U.

Where: Streamed live on Facebook at Evanston Cradle to Career and Radio La Difference Chicago every Saturday morning and hosted by Kimberly Holmes-Ross and the Advocates for Action team.

Henry Wilkins


Saturday, July 18

ETHS graduates hold a food drive for families that have been affected by Covid-19

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m: if you have food to donate, drop it off at parking lot 1.

2 p.m. to 6 p.m: if you need food, come and pick up a box!

Where: ETHS parking lot 1.


Saturday, July 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The free Black Children’s Library Summer Pop-Up Series: Drumming, yoga for kids and families, an ancestral healing rally, food, fun, and giveaways

Where: Dawes Park on the Lake, 1700 Sheridan road

Dr. Gilo Kwesi Cornell Logan of Dr. Logan Speaks will open with Libations.

Free food, good times, culture rich.


-- Evanston Cradle to Career -- Dear Evanston --Infrastructure Engineering Corporation -- Judge Lionel Jean Baptiste


Saturday, July 18, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Litehouse Evanston presents "Flights and Dancing:"

Where: Litehouse Evanston, 1823 Church Street

Wine tasting! Bring your friends, bring a date, bring one of your favorite people and socially-distance with great wine, better music and their full restaurant menu available! Cost: $15


Sunday, July 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free ice cream sponsored by the Evanston Fire Department and C&W Market and Ice Cream Parlor

Where: C&W Market and Ice Cream Parlor, 1902 Church Street

Free ice cream, while supplies last at C & W Market and Ice Cream Parlor, handed out to kids by EFD firefighters from Fire Station 3, shift 1.


Monday, July 20, noon

Mayor Hagerty's Policing in Evanston Series: third session

Where: Streamed live on the City of Evanston Facebook page and on the City’s tv channel 16.

This session will focus on policing in D65 and D202 and EPD's collaboration with Northwestern University's police department.


Monday, July 20, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Free Covid-19 testing at Evanston Township High School

The City of Evanston has partnered with AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital Evanston to offer this Covid-19 testing opportunity. Testing will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. More information here.


Monday, July 20, Time TBD!

Boosting Black Business announces its first pick for Crowdfunding

If you haven't yet, join Tosha Wilson's Facebook group, Boosting Black Business. Each month, Tosha will vet and announce a Black business start up for members of the group to support. All group members are expected to contribute at least $20 each month to that month's pick. Find out more here.


Tuesday, August 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dear Evanston’s Racial Justice Book Group (online edition)

Where: Via Zoom, register here.

We'll hear directly from our guest speaker Professor Alex S. Vitale, author of the well-known 2017 book, The End of Policing, and then break into small, facilitated groups (as we always do) to discuss the ideas he raises in his book.


Every Monday, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feeding the village Evanston and The Church of Hope food pantry

Where:The Church of Hope, 1840 Grey ave, 60201

In light of the impact of Covid-19 on many individuals and households in the Evanston community, Feeding the Village Evanston has partnered with The Church of Good Hope to provide this pantry.

Feeding the Village was founded by Darlene Cannon, Mandy Eason, and Bruce King.


Do you have an event or activity or action that you'd like us to consider for our calendar?

Send us the details. Please note that events must focus on Evanston's Black community or on issues pertaining to racial equity and community building in Evanston.

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