Tonight at 7 p.m. is the Democratic Party of Evanston's annual forum at ETHS. This year, the event topic is Fighting Hate Speech in the U.S.

October 10, 2019

If you can't make it (registration is closed), Dear Evanston will be live-streaming it so you can watch it as it happens--or watch at your convenience.

 

This is such an important topic for anyone who works to be an upstander and to fight hate in all its forms.

 

Featuring:

 

The Evanston Township High School (ETHS) debate team speaking about potential responses to and solutions for preventing hate speech;

 

Lecia Brooks, chief workplace transformation officer, Southern Poverty Law Center speaking on the history of hate speech in the US, current trends, and white nationalism;

 

Gilo Kwesi Cornell Logan, president, Logan Consulting services, and co-author of the brand-new Evanston/Skokie School District 65 curriculum, "Power, Profile, and Place of the N Word;"

 

Kelly Szany, vice president of education and exhibitions, Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center speaking on current US parallels to the Nazi/Holocaust era and genocides; and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky who will engage in discussion with students.

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