City of Evanston to Hold Second Community Dialogue on Race Oct. 25

The City of Evanston will be hosting its second dialogue on race 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 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 dialogue, held in August, focused on participants having the opportunity to get to know one another, exchange perspectives and share their hopes for Evanston. This second dialogue, which will focus on the topic of prejudice, was chosen as a result of input from the first meeting as well as recent events in the community. It will include multiple discussion groups.

The next dialogue will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday, October 25 at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St., Evanston. Residents interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP online here>>>.

The last workshop is tentatively scheduled for January 24, 2013. Individuals requesting additional information regarding the event can contact Godwin Chen at 847/448-8296 or gchen@cityofevanston.org.