Undesign the Redline

Members of the Evanston community are invited to attend programming around the “Undesign the Redline” exhibit. Created by Designing the WE, the exhibit will continue to be displayed on the 2nd Floor of the Morton Civic Center for public viewing through October 23. 

This educational exhibit connects the intentional and systematic racial housing segregation of the 1930s to political and social issues of today, through the powerful narratives of the people and communities affected by redlining and its legacy. 

Programming Schedule

October 8, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – 5th Ward Friends & Family Night
October 10, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. – NAACP
October 11, Noon to 1:30 p.m. – Connections for the Homeless
October 11, 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Connections for the Homeless
October 16, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. – YWCA Evanston/North Shore
October 16, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. – YWCA  Evanston/North Shore  
October 16, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Mayoral Conversation: Realty and Banking
October 22, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Joining Forces
October 23, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.                               

All programming will take place at the Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., with the exception of the Connections for the Homeless events, which will take place at The Woman’s Club of Evanston, 1702 Chicago Ave. All events are free and open to the public. Additional event details can be found at cityofevanston.org/redline.      

The exhibit is sponsored by Enterprise Community Partners and the City’s Equity & Empowerment Commission, and provided in partnership with the Evanston Community Foundation, YWCA Evanston/North Shore, Shorefront Legacy Center, Northwestern University, and the City of Evanston. 

For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.