Evanston Organizations Join in Equity Statement

Over the past several years leading institutions across Evanston have embraced an equity agenda focusing on addressing issues of race, racism and bias. We have stepped forward to have honest and open dialogue and discussions about racial equity. We have also stepped forward to offer racial equity training opportunities that include, among others, Beyond Diversity and SEED training. We realize that these trainings and discussions are not easy and are uncomfortable for some, yet we recognize that the potential to change our institutions so that they truly belong to people from all races and walks of life requires focused and sustained commitment to addressing race and equity head-on. In recent weeks several individuals have publicly criticized our efforts. As leaders in Evanston, we stand in strong support of our equity work and will continue to engage citizens in honest and open dialogue about race. And by doing so we will create a socially just and welcoming Evanston where all people of all backgrounds have opportunities to fulfill their true potential.

(Supporters in alphabetical order)

Beth Emet The Free Synagogue – Evanston

Bundled Blessings Diaper Pantry

Caring Outreach by Parents in Evanston (COPE)

Childcare Network of Evanston

City of Evanston

Connections for the Homeless

Covenant Nursery School

Erie Family Health Centers

Evanston Branch NAACP

Evanston Community Foundation

Evanston Cradle to Career

Evanston Police Department

Evanston Public Library

Evanston/Skokie School District 65

Evanston Township High School District 202

Family Focus Our Place

Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy

Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation

Learning Bridge Early Education Center

McGaw YMCA

Northwestern University

Oakton Community College

Reba Early Learning Center

Second Baptist Church Evanston

St. Nicholas Church

School for Little Children

Warren W Cherry Preschool

Youth and Opportunities United (Y.O.U)

YWCA Evanston/North Shore

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