Archive for Diversity

District 65 – Black and Latino Parent Advisory Meeting – February 21

The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights – Register by February 15

NVIGATING REAL LIFE DIVERSITY – February 6 at Family Focus

Navigating Real Life Diversity with Our Kids:
Communicating and Acting with Awareness and Bravery
Have You Had the Talk…
About What Racism Means to All of Our Children?  
February 6, 2017, 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Family Focus, 2010 Dewey Avenue
Presented by Corrie Wallace
Free and open to the public * Spanish translation provided * Childcare provided
Do you know what our children are talking about at school? Come listen to ETHS students voices and engage in the conversation as we work to build the Evanston we hope to be. 
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Evanston Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – January 14


On Saturday, January 14, at noon, all are invited to the City’s “Day of Celebration Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. The event will pay tribute to Dr. King through music, dance and excerpts from his speeches. Admission is free and open to the public. See the City’s website for more events celebrating Dr. King this month.

Y.O.U. – Diverse Communities United 2017 – January 16

youY.O.U. is thrilled to invite you to our 11th annual Diverse Communities United (DCU), a celebration of peace, diversity, unity, leadership, and service held on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day:
January 16th, 20171:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
ETHS Auditorium | 1600 Church Street, Evanston
Reception and tours to follow across the street in Y.O.U.’s new youth center and headquarters at 1911 Church Street!
Our youth leadership committee has decided this year’s theme will be “Defiance with Purpose.” The event will feature artistic performances by youth from 11 schools across Evanston and Skokie who seek to realize Dr. King’s vision today. The event is free, family-friendly, and open to all ages. Immediately following the program, join us across the street at our new youth center and headquarters (located at 1911 Church Street) for a community reception featuring youth artwork and tours of our new building.
Click “going” on our Facebook Event and follow us on Instagram for live updates and sneak peeks into our youth’s preparation in the weeks leading up to the event!
We can’t wait to see you at DCU 2017!

Navigating Real Life Diversity: Session 2 – Weds. Nov. 2 – CANCELLED



Opal Summer Celebration – Sat. June 25

Opal Picnic

Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate – Sun. June 19

Now in its seventeenth year, the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate was launched to honor the legacy of Ricky Byrdsong and bring attention to the need to combat hatred in all its forms.

Entrusted to YWCA Evanston/North Shore in 2006, the Race Against Hate is comprised of chip-timed 5K and 10K runs, a 5K walk and a fun youth mile. The event also features on-field refreshments, music and fun for the whole family. Add to that technical t-shirts in women’s and unisex cuts, great give-away bags, a fast, flat, and scenic race course along Lake Michigan and a great cause, and you have a positive community event you won’t want to miss!

Proceeds from the Race benefit the work of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, especially in areas of violence prevention and racial equity.

Race registration is open now! Early registration ends April 1.
Online registration will close Tuesday, June 14 at 12pm. After that time, please plan on registering at a packet pick-up or on Race Day.

Date: Sunday, June 19
Time: First race begins at 7:30am
Location: Long Field at the corner of Sheridan Road and Lincoln Street in Evanston, Illinois

Event Schedule
10K run – 7:30am
5K walk/run – 7:45am
Youth Mile (8-13 year olds) – 9am
Youth 1/2 Mile (7 & under) – 9:15am
Awards presentation – 9:45am

Parent Advisories on Black & Latino Student Achievement – May 17 & 18


Be a part of the Parent Advisories on Black and Latino Student Achievement!
Join us to continue the discussion on the achievement and opportunity gap, family and community engagement, and what is being done to better serve all children in District 65.

Parent Advisory on Latino Student Achievement and BPAC Meeting
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
St. Nicholas Catholic Church ž (806 Ridge Avenue, Evanston)

As important partners in education, this discussion will provide an opportunity to learn from our families’ experiences. Learn about and participate in a discussion on Latino student achievement and bilingual education in District 65. Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Parent Advisory on Black Student Achievement
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Fleetwood Jourdain Community Center (1655 Foster Street, Evanston)
The evening’s discussion will focus on K-3 literacy interventions and supports, school climate, and culturally relevant teaching. There will be an opportunity for small group discussion and to provide feedback.

Refreshments and childcare will be provided at both events.

Every Child, Every Day, Whatever it Takes.