City of Evanston to Hold Third Community Dialogue on Race
The City of Evanston will be hosting its third and final session in its series of race dialogues entitled “My Evanston, My Neighbors: Constructive Dialogues on Race, Understanding and Our Hopes for Evanston.” In following with Evanston’s ongoing commitment to combatting prejudice and strengthening understanding among all of its residents, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl invites residents from all over Evanston to participate in this constructive dialogue.
The dialogue will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, January 24, 2013, in the gymnasium of the Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St. in Evanston.
The dialogue, which focuses on the topic of institutional racism, was preceded by earlier dialogues on August 9 and October 25, 2012. Residents attending this final dialogue will also be encouraged to remain engaged in alternative forums, events and activities related to race relations.
"Evanston continues to be a very diverse community and it is this diversity that helps define us as such a wonderful community in which to live, work and play,” said Mayor Tisdahl. “It is my hope that these dialogues will go even further to enhance our community and the understanding of the myriad of unique people who make it whole.”
The dialogue will host multiple discussion groups where residents will discuss institutional racism in the community. Residents interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP online here>>>. Individuals requesting additional information regarding the event can contact Godwin Chen at 847/448-8296 email@example.com.