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ETHS Teens Explore Immigration and Identity in ‘Exceptional Voices’

“Exceptional Voices,” the exhibit that opened at the Evanston Public Library (EPL) earlier this month, explores such questions as “Where have we come from?”; “How are we all connected?” and “What is the meaning of home?” The event was a culmination of a Photovoice project sponsored by Kids Global Network, the Evanston Township High School […]

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‘Resilient Families,’ Part 2 Trauma-Informed Approaches That Build Resilience

On Nov. 15, “Resilient Families: Learning to Move Through Life’s Challenges” was held at Northwestern University’s Segal Visitor Center.  Metropolitan Family Services of Evanston/Skokie Valley in collaboration with Evanston Cradle to Career, The Moran Center for Youth Advocacy, and Illinois ACES Response Collaborative sponsored the event as part of their ongoing commitment to instill trauma-informed […]

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‘Resilient Families,’ Part 1 The ACE of Racial Bias, and the New Jim Crow

The impact of adverse childhood experiences (or ACEs) – such as physical or mental abuse, sexual abuse, and substance abuse, among others – reaches far beyond childhood, according to research presented at a Nov. 15 conference at Northwestern on trauma-informed care.  The more ACEs a person has had, the greater likelihood that person will suffer […]

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Home Is Where The Heart Is: Evanston’s Welcoming City Ordinance Aligns With Illinois TRUST Act

In a unanimous vote Oct. 9, City Council moved to adopt changes to Evanston’s Welcoming City Ordinance that align it more closely with the Illinois Trust Act.  That means immigrants in the City of Evanston can no longer be detained by police based solely on immigration status and handed over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]

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Fear Mingled With Hope: Attorney Presents Infosession for DREAMers and Their Families

“To have this going on at the start of the school year when the air is so full of promise is really hard,” said Joe Gietl, Supervising Attorney with the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC). Mr. Gietl was referring to the rescission of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions […]

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What DACA Recipients Need to Know: Attorney Presents ‘Infosession’ at ETHS

On the evening of Sept. 26, an immigration attorney presented an info-session at Evanston Township High School for families affected by the rescission of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).  Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that DACA was being rescinded on September 5, 2017.  Joe Gietl, Supervising Attorney with the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC), […]