Cozbi A. Cabrera and her family are new to Evanston, having moved here just before the pandemic from Brooklyn, N.Y. where she owned a women’s and children’s boutique full of her creations. Ms. Cabrera makes art in three distinct forms: book authorship and illustration, community quilting and handmade dolls. All her art forms are inspired, […]
Dear Editor: YWCA Evanston/North Shore is committed to eliminating racism and empowering women, and we support District 65 administrators and school board’s anti-racism and anti-oppression work. A few years ago, we supported the district’s leadership as they embarked on the process of becoming an anti-racist district. That was a courageous declaration then, and the work to achieve that goal has been considerable and commendable. […]
The City of Evanston will turn to an outside firm to investigate charges brought by more than 50 female lifeguards and beach staff in a petition given to the City in July 2020. The petition asked for City officials to address sexual harassment and other abuses at Evanston’s lakefront. The City’s response posted on July […]
An estimated 1.6 billion children in 190 countries – approximately 90% of the world’s children – have been affected by school closings during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, according to UNICEF. The pandemic altered daily life in countless observable ways.
While opening the schools for in-person learning was intended to limit learning loss due to remote learning, part of the rational was to better address students’ mental health issues and well-being.
Immediately upon walking into 4 Suns Fresh Juice, patrons are enveloped by colorful murals, friendly staff, and the sweet smell of sandalwood incense. At only seven months old, the juicery is an oasis of wellness, vitality, and the creativity of Black artists. On Dec. 4, 2020, Gabrielle J. Walker, a captivating woman with a big […]
During the past 15 months, Ava Thompson Greenwell completed the documentary she produced and directed, “Mandela in Chicago,” saw it premier on Chicago’s WTTW-Channel 11, completed and submitted for publication the manuscript for her first book, “Ladies Leading: The Black Women Who Control Television News,” and taught reporting classes at Northwestern University Medill School of […]
Dorrance Halverson started shooting baskets by himself at the Levy Senior Center shortly after the court was built in 2002. More players began to join in the program the next few years, leading to pickup games at noon. Bob Swedlow joined in 2013 and Chuck Pierret joined in the fun 2.5 years ago. But last […]
The evening began with “Silver Lining” by Mt. Joy and ended with “Baba O’Riley” by The Who. In between, the band Alongside Harold played two hours of solid Americana covers “with a twist,” including a mellow version of “Lovesong” by the Cure and a mashup of “I’ve Got a Feeling” and “She Came in through the […]
The Foster Street Garden was abuzz Tuesday morning with at least two groups of Family Focus Summer Campers, representatives of the Evanston Food Exchange Board that sponsors the Foster Street Urban Agriculture Program, and members of the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club. Chef Q Ibraheem taught the campers how to recognize some of the different herbs […]