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The YWCA, committed to eliminating racism, would like to help the community talk through rather than around the issue of racism, learn to share a common language, and practice conversation skills by looking at events and institutions through a racial equity lens. One opportunity for such practice is the “Let’s Talk @ Lunch” program. Participants bring their lunch, the YWCA Evanston/North Shore provides the beverage, facilitator and a topic, article or video clip as the catalyst for honest conversation.

Gathering begins at noon; conversation runs from 12:10 to 1:00 p.m. Mark your calendars now for the following “Let’s Talk @ Lunch” dates and locations:

Shorefront Legacy Center in Family Focus Building, 2010 Dewey. First Thursday of the month: Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5.

YWCA Evanston/North Shore, 1215 Church St. Third Thursday of the month: Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21, Dec. 19.

Curt’s Cafe, 2922 Central St. in Evanston. Second Wednesday of the month: Let’s Talk Over Coffee, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11.

All are welcome.