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# Activity Type Topic Title
1 Do Anti-racist action Advocate for Affordable Housing in Evanston
2 Do Anti-racist action Advocate to your Employer to Take a Stand Against Racism
3 Do Anti-racist action Attend an Evanston Equity and Empowerment Committee Meeting or Reparations Subcommittee Meeting
4 Do Anti-racist action Find and share multicultural books
for the young people in your life
5 Do Anti-racist action Ensure your workplace recruits, hires and promotes qualified Black people — and pays them generously
6 Do Anti-racist action Explore Organizations doing Racial Justice Work and make a Contribution
7 Do Anti-racist action Find an event celebrating Black History Month in Evanston or across the country and join in
8 Do Anti-racist action Join Joining Forces for Affordable Housing and Advocate for Affordable Housing in Evanston
9 Do Anti-racist action Know what indigenous land you’re living on by looking that this map and research the groups that occupied that land before you did. Find out what local activism those groups are doing and give your money and time to those efforts.
10 Do Anti-racist action
Learn about organizations using prison labor, and decide how you will respond
11 Do Anti-racist action Learn positions of candidates running for local elected office in relation to racial equity or policing, and vote for those who take a strong position for racial equity
12 Do Anti-racist action Make a donation to Evanston’s Reparations fund
13 Do Anti-racist action Make your voice heard by calling and writing to your elected officials, from Evanston to D.C.
14 Do Anti-racist action Participate in Let’s Talk at Lunch with the YWCA
15 Do Anti-racist action Shop at a Black Owned Business in Evanston or Online
16 Do Anti-racist action Hear from black-led organizations calling for concrete, tangible changes to systems of policing, including NAACP and Movement For Black Lives
17 Read Anti-racist action Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History
18 Do Anti-racist action: Evanston Learn about policing in Evanston and advocate for reforms needed
19 Explore Anti-racist action: Evanston Evanston Reparations webpage
20 Read Anti-racist action: Evanston Evanston approves housing grants as part of city’s local reparations program, believed to be first of its kind in the nation
21 Explore Anti-racist action: Evanston Organization for Positve Action and Leadership
New Watch Anti-racist action: Evanston A dissenting perspective
offered during the City Council reparations vote, at 2:44:38
New Watch Anti-racist action: Evanston As Evanston,
Illinois approves reparations for Black residents, will
the country follow?
22 Do Faith and Race Worship at an Evanston African American church and give an offering there: Second Baptist Evanston; Ebenezer African American Church; Mount Zion Missionary
23 Listen Faith and Race White Supremacist Ideas Have Historical Roots In U.S. Christianity
24 Read Faith and Race Jesus Was Divisive: A Black Pastor’s Message To White Christians
25 Read Faith and Race Sarasota Statement with 2020 Prologue
26 Read Faith and Race Their churches were complicit in raising the Lee Monument. Now they want it taken down.
27 Watch Faith and Race Stated Clerk remembers recent victims of racial violence
28 Explore History Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum and Memorial website
29 Listen History Songs of the Civil Rights Movement
30 Watch History Ex Slaves talk about Slavery in the USA
31 Read History: Evanston Commentary: Northwestern’s connection to the Sand Creek Massacre and a call for a National Week of Mourning
32 Read History: Evanston John Evans and The Sand Creek Massacre
33 Explore History:Evanston Shorefront Legacy Collective website
34 Explore History:Evanston Truth-telling: Frances Willard and Ida B. Wells
35 Watch Systemic Racism Racism is Real
36 Read Systemic Racism–Health The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of Coronavirus
37 Read Systemic Racism–Health The Wealthy Are Getting More Vaccinations, Even in Poorer Neighborhoods
38 Watch Systemic Racism–Mass incarceration Pusha T & Ava DuVernay Discuss the Importance of ’13th’ Documentary
39 Listen Systemic Racism-Economic disparity Racism And Economics
40 Listen Systemic Racism-Police brutality A Decade of Watching Black People Die
41 Watch Systemic Racism-Redlining The Disturbing History of the Suburbs
42 Explore Systemic Racism: Evanston The Lasting Impact of Evanston Redlining
43 Read Terminology Terms of White Privilege and Power
44 Read Terminology-Ally For our white friends desiring to be allies
45 Read Terminology-Ally On Making Black Lives Matter
46 Watch Terminology-Ally 5 Tips for Being an Ally
47 Watch Terminology-Anti-racist vs racist The difference between being not racist and being antiracist
48 Read Terminology-Colorblindness Being “Color Blind” Doesn’t Make You Not Racist—In Fact, It Can Mean the Opposite
49 Do Terminology-Implicit bias Harvard Implicit bias test
50 Watch Terminology-Implicit Bias Before You Call
51 Watch Terminology-Implicit bias How to desconstruct racism, one headline at a time
52 Watch Terminology-Implict Bias Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them
53 Watch Terminology-Intent vs Impact Impact vs Intent
54 Read Terminology-Microaggressions 21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear On A Daily Basis
55 Read Terminology-Microaggressions Examples of Racial Microagressions
56 Watch Terminology-Microaggressions If Microaggressions Happened to White People
57 Read Terminology-Racism Ten myths white people believe about racism
58 Read Terminology-Reparations Six questions about slavery reparations, answered
59 Read Terminology-White Culture White Culture Handout
60 Read Terminology-White Privilege Racial Injustice has Benefited Me – A Confession
61 Read Terminology-White privilege White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
62 Read Terminology-White Supremacy The Deep History—and Troubling Impact—of Sports Teams Using Native American Mascots
New Read Terminology-White Supremacy Anti-Asian hate crimes and harassment rise to historic
levels during COVID-19 pandemic
63 Watch Terminology-White Supremacy What Kind of Asian Are You?
64 Read Terminology-White-centeredness The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility
65 Explore Terminology-Whiteness Whiteness
66 Listen Voices Kids Who Die
67 Listen Voices Martin Luther King Beloved Community
68 Read Voices Unpacking stories
69 Read Voices Who Gets to Be Afraid in America
70 Watch Voices A Conversation With Latinos on Race
71 Watch Voices The Beloved Community-Eran Thompson
72 Watch Voices The Danger of Silence
73 Watch Voices This is Us

All Opportunities by Activity Type

# Activity Type Topic Title
1 Read Anti-racist action Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History
2 Read Anti-racist action: Evanston Evanston approves housing grants as part of city’s local reparations program, believed to be first of its kind in the nation
3 Read Faith and Race Jesus Was Divisive: A Black Pastor’s Message To White Christians
4 Read Faith and Race Sarasota Statement with 2020 Prologue
5 Read Faith and Race Their churches were complicit in raising the Lee Monument. Now they want it taken down.
6 Read History: Evanston Commentary: Northwestern’s connection to the Sand Creek Massacre and a call for a National Week of Mourning
7 Read History: Evanston John Evans and The Sand Creek Massacre
8 Read Systemic Racism–Health The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of Coronavirus
9 Read Systemic Racism–Health The Wealthy Are Getting More Vaccinations, Even in Poorer Neighborhoods
10 Read Terminology Terms of White Privilege and Power
11 Read Terminology-Ally For our white friends desiring to be allies
12 Read Terminology-Ally On Making Black Lives Matter
13 Read Terminology-Colorblindness Being “Color Blind” Doesn’t Make You Not Racist—In Fact, It Can Mean the Opposite
14 Read Terminology-Microaggressions 21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear On A Daily Basis
15 Read Terminology-Microaggressions Examples of Racial Microagressions
16 Read Terminology-Racism Ten myths white people believe about racism
17 Read Terminology-Reparations Six questions about slavery reparations, answered
18 Read Terminology-White Culture White Culture Handout
19 Read Terminology-White Privilege Racial Injustice has Benefited Me – A Confession
20 Read Terminology-White privilege White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
21 Read Terminology-White Supremacy The Deep History—and Troubling Impact—of Sports Teams Using Native American Mascots
New Read Terminology-White Supremacy Anti-Asian hate crimes and harassment rise to historic
levels during COVID-19 pandemic
22 Read Terminology-White-centeredness The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility
23 Read Voices Unpacking stories
24 Read Voices Who Gets to Be Afraid in America
New Watch Anti-racist action: Evanston A dissenting perspective
offered during the City Council reparations vote, at 2:44:38
New Watch Anti-racist action: Evanston As Evanston, Illinois
approves reparations for Black residents, will the country
follow?
25 Watch Faith and Race Stated Clerk remembers recent victims of racial violence
26 Watch History Ex Slaves talk about Slavery in the USA
27 Watch Systemic Racism Racism is Real
28 Watch Systemic Racism–Mass incarceration Pusha T & Ava DuVernay Discuss the Importance of ’13th’ Documentary
29 Watch Systemic Racism-Redlining The Disturbing History of the Suburbs
30 Watch Terminology-Ally 5 Tips for Being an Ally
31 Watch Terminology-Anti-racist vs racist The difference between being not racist and being antiracist
32 Watch Terminology-Implicit Bias Before You Call
33 Watch Terminology-Implicit bias How to desconstruct racism, one headline at a time
34 Watch Terminology-Implict Bias Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them
35 Watch Terminology-Intent vs Impact Impact vs Intent
36 Watch Terminology-Microaggressions If Microaggressions Happened to White People
37 Watch Terminology-White Supremacy What Kind of Asian Are You?
38 Watch Voices A Conversation With Latinos on Race
39 Watch Voices The Beloved Community-Eran Thompson
40 Watch Voices The Danger of Silence
41 Watch Voices This is Us
42 Listen Faith and Race White Supremacist Ideas Have Historical Roots In U.S. Christianity
43 Listen History Songs of the Civil Rights Movement
44 Listen Systemic Racism-Economic disparity Racism And Economics
45 Listen Systemic Racism-Police brutality A Decade of Watching Black People Die
46 Listen Voices Kids Who Die
47 Listen Voices Martin Luther King Beloved Community
48 Explore Anti-racist action: Evanston Organization for Positve Action and Leadership
49 Explore Anti-racist action: Evanston Evanston Reparations webpage
50 Explore History Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum and Memorial website
51 Explore History:Evanston Shorefront Legacy Collective website
52 Explore History:Evanston Truth-telling: Frances Willard and Ida B. Wells
53 Explore Systemic Racism: Evanston The Lasting Impact of Evanston Redlining
54 Explore Terminology-Whiteness Whiteness
55 Do Anti-racist action Advocate for Affordable Housing in Evanston
56 Do Anti-racist action Advocate to your Employer to Take a Stand Against Racism
57 Do Anti-racist action Attend an Evanston Equity and Empowerment Committee Meeting or Reparations Subcommittee Meeting
58 Do Anti-racist action Find and share multicultural books
for the young people in your life
59 Do Anti-racist action Ensure your workplace recruits, hires and promotes qualified Black people — and pays them generously
60 Do Anti-racist action Explore Organizations doing Racial Justice Work and make a Contribution
61 Do Anti-racist action Find an event celebrating Black History Month in Evanston or across the country and join in
62 Do Anti-racist action Join Joining Forces for Affordable Housing and Advocate for Affordable Housing in Evanston
63 Do Anti-racist action Know what indigenous land you’re living on by looking that this map and research the groups that occupied that land before you did. Find out what local activism those groups are doing and give your money and time to those efforts.
64 Do Anti-racist action
Learn about organizations using prison labor, and decide how you will respond
65 Do Anti-racist action Learn positions of candidates running for local elected office in relation to racial equity or policing, and vote for those who take a strong position for racial equity
66 Do Anti-racist action Make a donation to Evanston’s Reparations fund
67 Do Anti-racist action Make your voice heard by calling and writing to your elected officials, from Evanston to D.C.
68 Do Anti-racist action Participate in Let’s Talk at Lunch with the YWCA
69 Do Anti-racist action Shop at a Black Owned Business in Evanston or Online
70 Do Anti-racist action Hear from black-led organizations calling for concrete, tangible changes to systems of policing, including NAACP and Movement For Black Lives
71 Do Anti-racist action: Evanston Learn about policing in Evanston and advocate for reforms needed
72 Do Faith and Race Worship at an Evanston African American church and give an offering there: Second Baptist Evanston; Ebenezer African American Church; Mount Zion Missionary
73 Do Terminology-Implicit bias Harvard Implicit bias test

All Opportunities by Date


Date Day Opportunity
Wednesday 2/17/21 1
Stated Clerk remembers recent victims of racial violence
Thursday 2/18/21 2
This is Us


Who Gets to Be Afraid in America
Friday 2/19/21 3 Ex Slaves talk about Slavery in the USA
Find an event celebrating
Black History Month in Evanston
or
across the country and join in
Saturday 2/20/21 4 White Supremacist Ideas Have Historical Roots In U.S. Christianity
Sunday 2/21/21 5 Kids Who Die
Monday 2/22/21 6 Equal Justice Initiative Legacy Museum and Memorial website
Tuesday 2/23/21 7 Truth-telling: Frances Willard and Ida B. Wells
Wednesday 2/24/21 8
Shorefront Legacy Collective website
Thursday 2/25/21 9 Ten myths white people believe about racism
Friday 2/26/21 10 Racism is Real
Saturday 2/27/21 11
The Disturbing History of the Suburbs

Racial Injustice has Benefited Me – A Confession
Sunday 2/28/21 12
Songs of the Civil Rights Movement
Monday 3/1/21 13 The Lasting Impact of Evanston Redlining
Advocate for Affordable Housing in Evanston
Tuesday 3/2/21 14 Racism And Economics
Shop at a Black Owned Business in Evanston
or Online
Wednesday 3/3/21 15 The Fullest Look Yet at the Racial Inequity of Coronavirus
The Wealthy Are Getting More Vaccinations, Even in Poorer Neighborhoods
Thursday 3/4/21 16 A Decade of Watching Black People Die
Learn about policing in Evanston and advocate for reforms needed
Friday 3/5/21 17 Pusha T & Ava DuVernay Discuss the Importance of ’13th’ Documentary
Learn about organizations using prison labor, and decide how you will respond
Saturday 3/6/21 18 Organization for Positve Action and Leadership
Learn positions of candidates running for local elected office in
relation to racial equity
or policing,
and vote for those who take a strong position for racial equity
Sunday 3/7/21 Sunday Worship
Monday 3/8/21 19 John Evans and The Sand Creek Massacre
Commentary: Northwestern’s connection to the Sand Creek Massacre and a call for a National Week of Mourning
Tuesday 3/9/21 20 The Deep History—and Troubling Impact—of Sports Teams Using Native American Mascots
Know what indigenous land you’re living on by looking that this map and research the groups that occupied that land before you did. Find out what local activism those groups are doing and give your money and time to those efforts.
Wednesday 3/10/21 21 A Conversation With
Latinos on Race

Terms of White Privilege and Power
Thursday 3/11/21 22 Anti-Asian hate crimes and harassment rise to historic levels during COVID-19 pandemic
What Kind of Asian Are You?
Friday 3/12/21 23
Harvard Implicit bias test

Before You
Call
Saturday 3/13/21 24 How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time
Hear from black-led organizations calling for concrete, tangible
changes to systems of policing, including
NAACP and
Movement For Black Lives
Sunday 3/14/21 25 Unpacking stories
Monday 3/15/21 26 How to Overcome our
Biases


Ensure your workplace recruits, hires and promotes qualified Black
people — and pays them generously
Tuesday 3/16/21 27
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack


Advocate to your Employer to Take a Stand Against Racism
Wednesday 3/17/21 28
Whiteness

Participate in Let’s Talk at Lunch with the YWCA
Thursday 3/18/21 29
21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear On A Daily Basis

A Conversation With Latinos on Race
Friday 3/19/21 30
Impact vs Intent

If Microaggressions
Happened to White People
Saturday 3/20/21 31
Being “Color Blind” Doesn’t Make You Not Racist—In Fact, It
Can Mean the Opposite


Explore Organizations doing Racial Justice Work and make a
Contribution
Sunday 3/21/21 Sunday Worship
Monday 3/22/21 32
The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility


White Culture Handout
Tuesday 3/23/21 33 The difference
between being not racist and being antiracist


Find and share multicultural books for the young people in your
life
Wednesday 3/24/21 34 5 Tips
for Being an Ally


On Making Black Lives Matter
Thursday 3/25/21 35
Six questions about slavery reparations, answered

Attend a City of Evanston
Reparations Subcommittee Meeting
Friday 3/26/21 36
Evanston approves housing grants as part of city’s local
reparations program, believed to be the first of its kind
in the nation
.

A dissenting perspective offered during the City Council
reparations vote, at 2:44:38

As Evanston, Illinois
approves reparations for Black residents, will the country
follow?


Evanston Reparations webpage
Saturday 3/27/21 37 Make your voice heard by calling and writing to your
elected officials, from

Evanston
to
D.C.
Learn about the Evanston Equity and Empowerment Committee and plan to attend an upcoming meeting.
Sunday 3/28/21 38 Worship at an Evanston African American church and give an
offering there:

Second Baptist Evanston
;

Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal
;
Mount Zion Missionary
Monday 3/29/21 39 The Danger of
Silence


For our white friends desiring to be allies
Tuesday 3/30/21 40
Jesus Was Divisive: A Black Pastor’s Message To White Christians
Wednesday 3/31/21 41
Black Lives Matter May Be the Largest Movement in U.S. History
Thursday 4/1/21 42
The Beloved Community-Eran Thompson
Friday 4/2/21 43
Sarasota Statement with 2020 Prologue
Saturday 4/3/21 44
Their churches were complicit in raising the Lee Monument. Now they want it taken down.
Sunday 4/4/21 45 Martin Luther King Beloved Community