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Reflecting the Times with Dr. Melissa Blount

Evanston Art Center

Nina Simone asked the question, “How can you be an artist and not reflect the times?” This question appears especially poignant entering enter the third year of a global pandemic as we experience increasing violence against people of color, the trans and queer communities, and women. Join Dr. Melissa Blount in conversation about the role […]

Canceled Lecture: Joyy Norris on Black Representation within American Media

Evanston Art Center

This conversational presentation focuses on the history of Black Representation within American media with Joyy Norris. What it took to make the gains achieved, the continued narrative shift to get to this modern shelf and possibilities of expanding into the infinite future, unapologetically. Free and open to the public. Joyy Norris is a Chicago born […]

JRC’s Pride Shabbat Littles at the Lakefront

Elliot Park (Lakeshore Blvd at Hamilton Street) in Evanston, Evanston, IL

JRC's Pride Shabbat Littles at the Lakefront invites queer families with children to meet other LGBTQIA+ families at a joyous service filled with story and song. Adults are encouraged to wear comfy clothes, get on the ground to sing and dance with their little ones ages 0 - 5 years. This cheerful mix of liturgy […]

Free

JRC’s Pride Lakefront Shabbat

Elliot Park (Lakeshore Blvd at Hamilton Street) in Evanston, Evanston, IL

As the sun sets over Lake Michigan, Rabbi Rachel Weiss, Evanston's first lesbian rabbi and Cantor Friedland will lead an hour-long service celebrating the struggle for LGBTQIA+ civil rights and full acceptance into Judaism. “We are all created in the image of the divine and all of us are sacred: not in spite of our LGBTQIA+ […]

Free

Evanston Grows’ Scarecrow Building Event

Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St. 1655 Foster St., Evanston

All are welcome! Help Evanston Grows build scarecrows to protect and decorate our many vegetable gardens throughout our community. Saturday, June 25, 1-3 p.m. at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center parking lot Supplies provided include hay and a fence post for the base of the scarecrow. We will also have some other materials on hand.  We encourage […]

Free

Inside/Out with Metamorphosis

Studio5 Performing Arts Center 1938 Dempster St, Evanston, IL

Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre's innovative Inside/Out series returns to Studio5 in Evanston! Join the company July 23 to preview and discuss the ongoing evolution of METAMORPHOSIS. This three-year project, launched in 2020, is inspired by non-binary/gender queer and trans Chicago dance artists. Cerqua Rivera collaborators have embarked on an inquiry into the fast-evolving definitions of […]

$15 – $30

Racial Healing Circles

Robert Crown Branch Library

Racial Healing Circles. A series of three talks and action circles to explore, reconcile and move forward on our path to wholeness in Evanston. Dinner included. Registration required. Register here. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 6-9 p.m. at EPL's Robert Crown Branch.

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