The third and final session in Evanston’s series of race dialogues will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Jan. 24 in the gymnasium of the Robert Crown Center at 1701 Main St.

The series of dialogues is entitled “My Evanston, My Neighbors:  Constructive Dialogues on Race, Understanding, and Our Hopes for Evanston.”

The final session, which will focus on institutional racism, was preceded by earlier dialogues on Aug. 9 and Oct. 25. It will feature multiple discussion groups where residents will discuss institutional racism in the community.

The topic was chosen as a result of input from the first meeting as well as “recent events” in the community, according to a news release from the city.

Residents attending this session will also be encouraged to remain engaged in alternative forums, events, and activities related to race relations.

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. who said that Evanston’s diversity helps define the city as “a wonderful community in which to live, work, and play,” said it is her hope that these meetings “will go even further to enhance our community and the understanding of the myriad of unique people who make it whole.”

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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