Unite Against Racism: Practicing Solidarity and Imagining New Futures

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Unite Against Racism: Practicing Solidarity and Imagining New Futures


Wednesday, April 24


5:45 P.M. CDT


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This April, YWCA Evanston/North Shore’s Equity Institute invites you to our Unite Against Racism event, “Practicing Solidarity and Imagining New Futures”. Facilitated by Jessica Vazquez Torres, National Program Director of Crossroads Antiracism, we'll explore what it takes to cultivate solidarity and what gets in the way of genuine connection and collaboration. Jessica will be in conversation with a panel who will share their experiences of co-struggle in many areas, including housing, immigration, and collective liberation. Panelists include: Tanya Watkins (she/her/hers) | writer, Black womanist, community organizer, prison abolitionist, executive director of Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL) Xavier Ramey (he/him/his) | social strategist, public speaker, and chief executive officer of Justice Informed Shawna Bowman (they/them/theirs) | artist, pastor of Friendship Presbyterian Church, executive director of Friendship Community Place Through thought-provoking discussion, we'll consider how both organizations and individuals can move beyond a charity framework and deepen the impact of their work. Participants will walk away with conceptual and practical ways to root themselves in solidarity and imagine new futures.


Fleetwood-Jourdain Center
1655 Foster Street Evanston, IL 60201


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