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Reparations Planning Town Hall Meeting

  • Date: 12/11/2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  
  • Location: First Church of God Christian Life Center
    1524 Simpson St.
    Evanston, Illinois 60201
  • Introduction: Join Alderman Rue Simmons and the First Church of God for a Reparations Planning Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, December 11. This is a non-city sponsored event.

Join Alderman Rue Simmons and the First Church of God for a Reparations Planning Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, December 11. This is a non-city sponsored event. Actor, Humanitarian and U.N Ambassador for Decade for People of African Descent Danny Glover will be the Keynote Presenter, with NAARC Commissioners Dr. Iva Carruthers, Kamm Howard, Nkechi Taifa and Evanston's own Judge Lionel Jean Baptiste serving as panelists, along with Alderman Simmons and Pastor Monte' L. G. Dillard, Sr.

Due to the popularity of this event and the limited capacity of the venue (750 people), this event is first come, first served. Those who RSVP'd are not guaranteed a place in the sanctuary. Guests will be allowed to enter the church beginning at 5 p.m. Please note that the church and sanctuary are handicap accessible.  

Once the venue has reached capacity, no more guests will be able to enter the building. The event will be streamed live on the Ald. Robin Rue Simmons Facebook page, the Dear Evanston Facebook page, and a video will be produced and shared publicly following the Town Hall. 

Via Rideshare has set up free rides for all attendees within Evanston. The app can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/VIA_CHI. There is no promo code needed; new or existing riders can download the app, request a ride and go! The free rides will apply on Wednesday, December 11, from 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m., to or from the First Church of God, 1524 Simpson St. The pickup and dropoff must be within Evanston.

Traffic Plan

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Due to the large number of attendees expected, traffic and parking impacts are anticipated in the surrounding neighborhood after 3 p.m. until the conclusion of the event.

Please note that neighborhood residents will be able to access their streets and garages throughout the day; however, street parking may be limited or restricted in some areas. Parking will be restricted to event attendees only on Ashland Avenue, Simpson Street, Dewey Avenue and Darrow Avenue as shown in the map above.

To make parking easier, additional free parking for residents only will be available in the Faith Temple Church parking lot, 1932 Dewey Ave., and Family Focus parking lot, 2010 Dewey Ave., from Wednesday, December 11 at 3 p.m. through Thursday, December 12 at 7 a.m.

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