Welcome to the The Check Out podcast of Evanston Public Library! It’s the people of Evanston, Illinois who make this community great. They’re active, engaged, and always working to make the community better. Many Evanstonians say there’s no other place they’d rather live! On The Check Out, we’ll be talking to people from across the diverse spectrum of those who live and work here. Along the way, you might also learn about the role the Library plays in the community. Your host is Jill Schacter, Community Engagment Coordinator at Evanston Public Library.
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Episode 0: What’s The Check Out?
Episode 1: Patricia Efiom, Chief Equity Officer
Pat Efiom was the City of Evanston’s first-ever Chief Equity Officer. She has bachelor and masters degrees from Indiana University. She also has master of divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary and a doctor of ministry degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. In our discussion, Pat gives a report card on the state of equity in Evanston – and discusses how her own family has addressed hurdling the barriers to equity in a head-on manner.
You can learn more about the City of Evanston’s commitment to equity and its programs by visiting https://www.cityofevanston.org/government/equity-empowerment. You can also review the Evanston Public Library Equity Assessment conducted by D’Etta Jones and Associates.