As part of its month-long virtual Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate, the YWCA Evanston North Shore has two events coming up this week.
Thursday, June 18, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m: Lunch with Sherialyn Byrdsong (virtual)
Join Sherialyn Byrdsong along with Karen Singer, YWCA President/CEO, Tiffany McDowell, director of YWCA’s Equity Institute and longtime Byrdsong family friend, and Lyle Q. Foster, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Missouri State University, for a Zoom discussion of critical issues challenging our communities. Together they will examine racial health disparities unmasked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ahmaud Arbery case and how it echoes Ricky Byrdsong’s murder, and imagine action that we might all take to move our country toward greater equity and inclusion.
Find out more here.
June 25 and 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Equity Summit: Transformation in the New Decade (virtual)
The YWCA's annual Equity Summit gathers our collective resources in one (virtual in 2020!) place for a summit designed to move us – as individuals and as systems – to transformation. Featured speakers include New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie, WBEZ South Side Reporter Natalie Moore, Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, Dr. Evelynn Hammonds, Assistant Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, Evonda Thomas-Smith, and Executive Director of the Latino Policy Forum, Sylvia Puente.
Find out more here
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