The Legacy of school segregation in Evanston: a conversation in two parts.

Hosted by the Evanston Public Library tomorrow, May 13 and Thursday, May 20

Register here.

Evanston youth will facilitate two nights of conversation about the history of school segregation in Evanston and future visions for educational opportunities in the 5th ward.


Part One: Investigating Our History from Different Perspectives May 13, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Zoom


Join Dino Robinson, founder, Shorefront Legacy Center, Mary Barr, author, Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston, and Evanston youth organizers for a conversation about the history of school segregation in Evanston and the impacts on the modern student experience.


Part Two: Visions for a Community School in the 5th Ward May 20, 7:00-8:30pm on Zoom


Panelists: Sarita Smith, manager of student assignment, Evanston/Skokie School District 65; Henry H. Wilkins II, founder, Stem-School Evanston; and Karen Danczak Lyons, executive director, Evanston Public Library; will engage in a conversation about future plans for creating a new educational experience in the 5th ward.


This conversation will be facilitated by ETHS students.


Community members are invited to ask questions and share thoughts and experiences at both events.


This event will be recorded and shared to the library's YouTube channel within 48 hours after the event.



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