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The Evanston Public Library will host the second workshop in a four-part series: “Navigating Real Life Diversity with Our Kids: Communicating and Acting with Awareness and Bravery,” on Wednesday, November 2 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Community Meeting Room of the Main LibraryThe series, sponsored by the PTA Council of Evanston/Skokie, explores the urgency of frequent dialogue around race, identity, and difference with the youngest of children to adults, as well as strategies families can use to impact Evanston in positive ways.

This second program in the series, “Have You Had the Talk…About What Racism Means to All of our Children?” focuses on how racism plays out in our lives and those of our children. Join fellow community members in trying out tools to address racism with our children. This session will be facilitated by Corrie Wallace, the series’ primary facilitator and the equity, diversity and inclusion consultant for District 65. This workshop builds upon the previous session in September; however, anyone who missed the September session is welcome to attend. 

The series, begun last year, is sponsored by the PTA Council of Evanston/Skokie in partnership with the Evanston Public Library, Evanston/Skokie School District 65, Youth and Opportunities United (Y.O.U.), Family Focus, YWCA Evanston/North Shore, the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, OPAL, and the McGaw YMCA. No registration is required. The event is free and open to all who are high school age and older. Child care and Spanish translation will be provided.

Wallace said, “I am thrilled that these community groups are collaborating to support this year’s series, which shows that living in a ‘diverse’ community isn’t enough. I hope that participants walk away with ideas on how they can impact their spheres of influence.

Karen Danczak Lyons, Library Director, added, “Evanston Public Library, as a vital gathering place open to everyone in the community, welcomes partnerships that extend our reach. This Navigating Diversity series is an example of excellence in programming that has the ability to connect and engage Evanstonians.”

The next two programs facilitated by Corrie Wallace will continue the “Have You Had the Talk?” theme with different emphases. The February 6, 2017 presentation will delve into how different aspects of identity impact one’s experiences, and the final event on March 13, 2017 will explore the power of each Evanstonian to create a lasting impact within their community.

For more information about the programs, please email:  navigatingdiversity@gmail.com.

 

 

The Evanston Public Library will host the second workshop in a four-part series: “Navigating Real Life Diversity with Our Kids: Communicating and Acting with Awareness and Bravery,” on Wednesday, November 2 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Community Meeting Room of the Main LibraryThe series, sponsored by the PTA Council of Evanston/Skokie, explores the urgency of frequent dialogue around race, identity, and difference with the youngest of children to adults, as well as strategies families can use to impact Evanston in positive ways.

This second program in the series, “Have You Had the Talk…About What Racism Means to All of our Children?” focuses on how racism plays out in our lives and those of our children. Join fellow community members in trying out tools to address racism with our children. This session will be facilitated by Corrie Wallace, the series’ primary facilitator and the equity, diversity and inclusion consultant for District 65. This workshop builds upon the previous session in September; however, anyone who missed the September session is welcome to attend. 

The series, begun last year, is sponsored by the PTA Council of Evanston/Skokie in partnership with the Evanston Public Library, Evanston/Skokie School District 65, Youth and Opportunities United (Y.O.U.), Family Focus, YWCA Evanston/North Shore, the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, OPAL, and the McGaw YMCA. No registration is required. The event is free and open to all who are high school age and older. Child care and Spanish translation will be provided.

Wallace said, “I am thrilled that these community groups are collaborating to support this year’s series, which shows that living in a ‘diverse’ community isn’t enough. I hope that participants walk away with ideas on how they can impact their spheres of influence.

Karen Danczak Lyons, Library Director, added, “Evanston Public Library, as a vital gathering place open to everyone in the community, welcomes partnerships that extend our reach. This Navigating Diversity series is an example of excellence in programming that has the ability to connect and engage Evanstonians.”

The next two programs facilitated by Corrie Wallace will continue the “Have You Had the Talk?” theme with different emphases. The February 6, 2017 presentation will delve into how different aspects of identity impact one’s experiences, and the final event on March 13, 2017 will explore the power of each Evanstonian to create a lasting impact within their community.

For more information about the programs, please email:  navigatingdiversity@gmail.com.

 

 

The Evanston Public Library will host the second workshop in a four-part series: “Navigating Real Life Diversity with Our Kids: Communicating and Acting with Awareness and Bravery,” on Wednesday, November 2 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Community Meeting Room of the Main LibraryThe series, sponsored by the PTA Council of Evanston/Skokie, explores the urgency of frequent dialogue around race, identity, and difference with the youngest of children to adults, as well as strategies families can use to impact Evanston in positive ways.

This second program in the series, “Have You Had the Talk…About What Racism Means to All of our Children?” focuses on how racism plays out in our lives and those of our children. Join fellow community members in trying out tools to address racism with our children. This session will be facilitated by Corrie Wallace, the series’ primary facilitator and the equity, diversity and inclusion consultant for District 65. This workshop builds upon the previous session in September; however, anyone who missed the September session is welcome to attend. 

The series, begun last year, is sponsored by the PTA Council of Evanston/Skokie in partnership with the Evanston Public Library, Evanston/Skokie School District 65, Youth and Opportunities United (Y.O.U.), Family Focus, YWCA Evanston/North Shore, the James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, OPAL, and the McGaw YMCA. No registration is required. The event is free and open to all who are high school age and older. Child care and Spanish translation will be provided.

Wallace said, “I am thrilled that these community groups are collaborating to support this year’s series, which shows that living in a ‘diverse’ community isn’t enough. I hope that participants walk away with ideas on how they can impact their spheres of influence.

Karen Danczak Lyons, Library Director, added, “Evanston Public Library, as a vital gathering place open to everyone in the community, welcomes partnerships that extend our reach. This Navigating Diversity series is an example of excellence in programming that has the ability to connect and engage Evanstonians.”

The next two programs facilitated by Corrie Wallace will continue the “Have You Had the Talk?” theme with different emphases. The February 6, 2017 presentation will delve into how different aspects of identity impact one’s experiences, and the final event on March 13, 2017 will explore the power of each Evanstonian to create a lasting impact within their community.

For more information about the programs, please email:  navigatingdiversity@gmail.com.