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The Legacy of School Segregation in Evanston, Part One: ‘Investigating Our History from Different Perspectives’

On May 13 the Evanston Public Library sponsored the first of two forums about “The Legacy of School Segregation” in Evanston. Morris “Dino” Robinson, the Founder and Executive Director of Shorefront Legacy Center, and Mary Barr, author of “Friends Disappear,” were the featured speakers. Evanston youth organizers representing the group Talking Whiteness moderated the forum. Heather […]

Posted inCity News

NAACP Evanston Branch ‘Votercade’ Part of National John Lewis Voting Rights Action Day

The Evanston/North Shore NAACP hosted a John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Votercade and community engagement celebration from 1 to 3 p.m. on May 8. Voting rights advocates in more than 150 cities across the country simultaneously took to the streets in voter motorcades, or “votercades” to raise awareness and create energy around protecting the right […]

Posted inArt & Life

Artist Cécile Trentini Creates ‘Sand Tattoo’ for Evanston Made’s Art for the Earth

An outdoor art installation titled “Red-Zone Earth” by Evanston artist Cécile Trentini decorated Lee Street beach on April 22 in honor of Earth Day. The piece, 24 feet in diameter, resembled a globe with deep grooves cutting through it. Non-toxic red sand ran through the grooves, bringing vibrancy to the work but also serving as […]