The Evanston Public Library apologizes to the entire Evanston community for our use of racist imagery in a display designed to promote our upcoming program, “Police Reform: Progress and Pitfalls, A Mini-Course Offered by the NU Emeriti Organization and EPL,” on Nov. 2.
We acknowledge the harm this image has caused in our community, particularly for those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or POC. The library is committed to identifying, understanding, and rectifying our injustices past and current, as well as developing anti-racist policies and procedures that promote equity.
We hereby commit to develop a system for a more sensitive review of signage, programs, collections, policies and procedures drafts for potentially offensive imagery before inclusion in displays.
We continue to invite our community to partner with EPL to eradicate the systems of oppression that harm us all. Please join us in our community listening sessions to share your thoughts and suggestions.
Source: Evanston Public Library