This episode features four of the powerhouses who are founders of The AUX, which is building a space dedicated to empowering Black businesses in Evanston.

Jacqui White is a police officer in Highland Park; Lori Laser is the founder of The Growing Season; Tiffini Holmes is a human resources consultant and health and wellness coach; and Tosha Wilson is a police sergeant in Evanston.

These four women tell us what sparked the desire to build a community space owned by the people. They speak of the huge efforts to bring that vision – a commercial hub led by Black ownership that has been envisioned by its founders to bring healing, wellness and racial equity to life in Evanston. We learn about the experiences that brought them together and the importance of The AUX’s work with connectivity and working collaboratively to create a space where all are welcome.

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