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District 65 School Board Considers ‘Land Acknowledgment,’ Reshaping Curriculum

On March 8, the District 65 School Board discussed a proposed “Resolution on Native Lands and the Contributions of Enslaved Peoples.” School Board President Anya Tanyavutti said consideration of the “land acknowledgement is an opportunity for us as a Board to have an important conversation and set an important vision for how we acknowledge the […]

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Local Veterans Deliver Meals

Northwestern University, having quarantined its returning students until Jan. 17, had pre-made lunches and dinners (and they were very savory) prepared for the students. Many of the students opted out and obtained their own food, leaving the University with a problem: what to do with these excess meals. Throwing away good food was not an acceptable […]

Posted inArt & Life

17 Girl Scouts Donate 65 Bags of Toiletries and Canned Goods to Connections for the Homeless

Never underestimate the abilities of 17 entrepreneurial Girl Scouts to combine enthusiasm, teamwork, and persistence to successfully complete a service project this past December. The Willard Elementary fifth grade Girl Scout Troop 47027 organized, promoted, gathered, and delivered 65 bags of badly needed items for Collections for the Homeless. The girls chose that organization after […]

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District 202 Board Issues Statement Supporting District 65 Board

The Board of Education of Evanston Township High School District 202 stands with the Board of Education of District 65 to denounce racist and hateful incidents in our community.  District 65 Board of Education members and administration have been receiving threats and hate mail for several months.  Recently, we were informed that Biz Lindsay-Ryan, the Vice […]

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Even Remotely, Unity Preschool Observes Martin Luther King Day With Stories and Day of Service

For the past three years, Unity Nursery School has honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by having a day of service for the students and their families. “We would gather together and make lunches as a community for Connections for the Homeless,” said Director Daryl Johnson. This year, the families packed lunches […]

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Evanston Public Library brings job search series to unemployed, under-employed residents

The Evanston Public Library is joining other local libraries in bringing the “Navigating the Job Search” virtual series to those seeking employment. Attendees will learn skills centered around resumes and cover letters, networking through services such as LinkedIn, and virtual interviewing. Registration is required for the four, free upcoming programs and can be found on […]

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Walk for Warmth 2021: Wheels, Not Feet, This Year

With banners, balloons and a police escort, scores of cars would through Evanston on Jan. 18. This was Walk for Warmth on Wheels, a vehicular version – induced by the COVID-19 pandemic – of Interfaith Action of Evanston’s for Warmth. Walk for Warmth, annually on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, highlights the churches of Interfaith […]

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Message From Mayor Stephen Hagerty: Evanston Walks Together

On the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I wanted to take this opportunity to address recent acts of hate, racism and bigotry in our community. Over the last week, many of us have been deeply disturbed by acts of vandalism, threats, and hateful words directed towards elected officials, candidates, administrators, and others. […]

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‘The Shifting Narrative’ Spotlights Young Evanston Activists on MLK Day

The community is invited to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021 with Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre and Studio 5 at 7 p.m. on Jan. 18 with “The Shifting Narrative.” Five young, gifted, and Black Evanstonians will have a spirited, thoughtful conversation about social and racial justice and the evolution of activism in Evanston and in America. […]