Archive for Diversity
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.
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
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 AND LATINO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT
HOSTED BY SUPERINTENDENT PAUL GOREN
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.