Racial healing recognizes the need to acknowledge and tell the truth about past wrongs created by individual and systemic racism and address the present consequences. It is an experience and a tool that can facilitate trust and build authentic relationships that bridge divides created by real and perceived differences.
YWCA's Equity Institute is grateful that many individuals and organizations in Evanston are interested in the work of racial healing. We know it is not the responsibility of one person, one group, or one organization to drive this work. The responsibility belongs to all of us to participate in these honest, powerful and moving experiences and, pursue this journey together.
Those who live, work or worship in Evanston are invited to register for a series of THREE Racial Healing Circles. The first two will happen in racial affinity groups and the third session will be mixed across racial groups. We are asking folks to register only if they can participate in all three sessions.
Please note: You will indicate all the Jan-Feb dates that work for you in the registration form. Starting in mid-January, we will create the circles as registrations come in, and then confirm the dates that have been assigned to you. Thanks for your patience!
First 2 sessions, in racial affinity groups:
Sundays 1/31, 2/7 1:00-2:30pm
Tuesdays 2/2, 2/9 9:30-11:00am
Tuesdays 2/2, 2/9 3:00-4:30pm
Wednesday 2/3, 2/10 6:30-8:00pm
Thursdays 2/4, 2/11 6:30-8:00pm
Final session, in mixed groups
Tuesday 2/16 3:00-4:30pm
Thursday 2/18 6:30-8:00pm
Sunday 2/21 1:00-2:30pm