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Community dialogue on race

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The City of Evanston will host a dialogue on race this month entitled, “My Evanston, My Neighbors: Constructive Dialogues on Race, Understanding and Our Hopes for Evanston.”

In line with Evanston’s ongoing commitment to combatting prejudice and strengthening understanding among all of its residents, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl invites residents from all over Evanston to participate in this dialogue.

“Evanston continues to be a very diverse community and it is this diversity that helps define us as such a wonderful community in which to live, work and play,” Tisdahl said. “It is my hope that these dialogues will go even further to enhance our community and the understanding of the myriad of unique people who make it whole.”

The first dialogue, held in August, focused on participants having the opportunity to get to know one another, exchange perspectives and share their hopes for Evanston. The second dialogue, which will focus on the topic of prejudice, was chosen as a result of input from the first meeting as well as recent events in the community. It will include multiple discussion groups.

This month's session will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St. Residents interested in attending  can RSVP online.

A third workshop is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 24. For more information, contact Godwin Chen at 847-448-8296 or gchen@cityofevanston.org.

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