Wednesday, April 24
Vigil/Stand at 1:30-1:50 p.m. on Ridge and Dempster
Discussion: 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Unitarian Church of Evanston (1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston)
As civil and human rights continue to be eroded for immigrant communities and people of color, we stand united in solidarity with all immigrants and communities of color facing the very real threat of racist and xenophobic attacks. That’s why this year’s Stand Against Racism theme — No Hate. No Fear. — is focused on supporting racial and immigrant justice.
Participate with Beth Emet at the annual YWCA Stand Against Racism. We'll gather along Ridge Avenue from 1:30-1:50 p.m. to take our place as we stand along the corner of Dempster and Ridge. Bring a sign or poster confirming Beth Emet’s stand against racism.
We join dozens of Evanston organizations and hundreds of individuals, young and old, in a demonstration extending along Ridge. Please note that the YWCA of Evanston/North Shore changed the Evanston date for this year's Stand Against Racism (April 26) in respect of the observance of the last days of Passover. Our YWCA went to great lengths to accommodate the Jewish community, an accommodation which affected all Evanston participants. (Note: The Skokie Stand for Racism is Thursday, April 25, 10:30-10:50 a.m.)
After the vigil, we'll meet at the Unitarian Church of Evanston for a discussion led by Eileen Heineman, YWCA Equity Institute Manager, Community Outreach., This get-together is co-sponsored by members of Beth Emet and the UCE REAL team (Racial Equity Action and Leadership).