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The YWCA Evanston/North Shore invites community members to participate in conversations about race and equality. 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.

Nov. 6, noon-1 p.m. Let’s Talk @ Lunch, Family Focus, 2010 Dewey Ave.

Nov. 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Let’s Talk Over Coffee, Curt’s Cafe, 2922 Central St.

Nov. 20, Let’s Talk @ Lunch, noon-1 p.m. YWCA Evanston/North Shore, 1215 Church St., room 207

Anyone wishing more information about this series may contact: Eileen Hogan Heineman or 847-864-8445, ext. 158 or visit

In addition, the YWCA is offering Basic Money Management, a three-session financial literacy program designed to strengthen the money management skills of low- to moderate-income women. Participants will receive tools to help with budgeting and credit issues, enabling participants to gain an understanding of the primary components of financial security and providing access to financial opportunities and resources. The workshops will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 3, 4 and 5 in room 207 of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, 1215 Church St. Registration is required.

Anyone wishing more information about the Basic Money Management program may email Women’s Economic Empowerment Manager Patricia Hunter or call 847-864-8445.