Equity and Empowerment

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What is Your Vision for Equity in Evanston?

diversehands_webThe City of Evanston has embarked on a new mission to more intentionally address issues of access, equity and empowerment.

Equity survey
Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Evanston community. To achieve lasting change and better outcomes for our community, we must leverage our diversity and actively practice inclusion. In addition to being the right thing to do, it is the smart and necessary thing to do. We invite you to participate in a confidential, completely anonymous equity survey designed to assess the diversity and inclusion climate in Evanston. Results will be used in the development of the Human Relations Commission's 2015-2018 Workplan.

A link to the survey in Spanish will be posted on June 20. 


Equity meetings
Community members were invited to hear what "equity" means for our community and share their ideas at a City of Evanston Equity and Empowerment Town Hall meeting. Meetings were moderated by Patricia A. Efiom, the City of Evanston’s Equity and Empowerment Coordinator.

Meetings were held:

  • Monday, April 17, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Morton Civic Center (Parasol Room), 2100 Ridge Ave.
  • Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St.
  • Wednesday, April 19, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Morton Civic Center (Parasol Room), 2100 Ridge Ave.
  • Tuesday, April 25, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Evanston Public Library (Community Meeting Room), 1703 Orrington Ave.
  • Thursday, April 27, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Levy Center (Linden Room), 300 Dodge Ave.

For more information, please visit call/text 847-448-4311. You may call 311 directly while in Evanston.