From left, Monica Haslip, Alderman Robin Rue Simmons and Rev, Dr. Michael Nabors Photo from YWCA Evanston/North Shore

The YWCA Evanston/North Shore will host a forum on racial healing and reparations from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 19. The panelists are Monica Haslip, founder of Little Black Pearl in Bronzeville and a national trainer of racial healing circle practitioners for the Kellogg Foundation’s Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation initiative; Robin Rue Simmons, Alderman of Evanston’s Fifth Ward and Chair of the Reparations Committee of the City of Evanston; and Rev. Dr. Michael C.R. Nabors (moderator), President of the Evanston North Shore Branch of the NAACP and Senior Pastor at Second Baptist Church, Evanston.

They will discuss the following topics:

  • ·        How can Racial Healing Circles impact a community in ways that lead to change? 
  • ·        What is the role of the individual, and of the collective, in supporting reparations initiatives? 
  • ·        What do we need to know/do to be change agents?  

There will also be time for questions and answers. This event is free, but requires registration.