Recognition ceremony for “Black Lives Matter Way” honorary street happens August 14.
Evanston residents are invited to join the City of Evanston, 2nd Ward Council member Peter Braithwaite, and Evanston Township High School (ETHS) at noon on Saturday, August 14 for a "Black Lives Matter Way" honorary street sign recognition ceremony.
The ceremony will take place at the intersection of Dodge Avenue and Church Street and will include brief remarks by Council member Braithwaite, District 202 School Board members, and ETHS's superintendent and athletics director.
Last summer, the ETHS Boys Basketball team was motivated to make a statement about the injustices faced by the Black community by painting “Black Lives Matter” along Dodge Avenue in bold yellow paint in front of the high school.
A City news release about the event says "Honoring the section of Dodge Avenue in front of ETHS as 'Black Lives Matter Way' will remind community members to strive for continuous improvement in order to one day achieve a just and equitable society."