A total of four awards are presented each year – two are given to women who through research, activism, education or creative expression have improved the lives of women and/or addressed the impact of racial inequities. In addition, the Lorraine Morton Woman of Promise Award, is presented to a woman who embodies the mission of the YWCA and who has already demonstrated leadership potential in her young career. A fourth YWomen award recognizes an organization or project that has been a vital community partner in furthering racial justice and women’s empowerment.

The nomination form and more information is available on the YWCA Evanston/North Shore website or email Trimmy Stamell at tstamell@ywcae-ns.org. Nominations are due by March 15, 2014.

About the YWCA

Dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, the YWCA Evanston/North Shore seeks to raise awareness of the issues of racial and gender equity and to affect real change in our communities. Focused on racial justice programming, domestic violence services, women’s economic empowerment and leadership, violence prevention programming, and empowerment through aquatics, the YWCA Evanston/North Shore seeks to eradicate the barriers that perpetuate racism, sexism and oppression. Learn more at: www.ywca.org/evanston.