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The City of Evanston will begin hosting three city-wide events 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 of Evanston’s nine wards to participate in this constructive dialogue.

“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 first of these facilitated dialogues will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, August 9 in the 4th floor Parasol Room of the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, located at 2100 Ridge Ave. in Evanston. 

The first dialogue will host multiple discussion groups where residents will have the opportunity to get to know one another, exchange perspectives and share their hopes for Evanston. Residents interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP online here>>>. The last two workshops will take place in the following months on dates to be determined later. Individuals requesting additional information regarding the event can contact Godwin Chen, ICMA Fellow, at 847/448-8296 or gchen@cityofevanston.org.