Evanston/North Shore

YWCA Evanston/North Shore presents "Be Bold: Let's Move the Needle" on March 8

Evelyn Diaz, president of Heartland Alliance, will deliver keynote address at International Women's Day celebration in Evanston.

Evanston, IL, February 6, 2017 — YWCA Evanston/North Shore, in collaboration with other groups, invites the public to participate in “Be Bold: Let’s Move the Needle,” a dynamic evening that includes conversations with women entrepreneurs, artists and law enforcement on women’s economic progress and the journey ahead. The event will be held Wednesday, March 8, at 6:00 p.m. in the Upstairs Theater at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Avenue. 

The wide-ranging program, which commemorates International Women’s Day, also will feature keynote speaker Evelyn Diaz, president of Heartland Alliance, and performances by poets from “Louder Than a Bomb.”

The event is free but reservations are required. The public can learn more and register at www.ywca.org/IWD or by calling 847-864-8445.

“We encourage everyone – men and women, middle-school age to senior citizens – to participate in this event and engage in conversations about women’s economic progress and what each of us can do to support the empowerment of women and families,” said Shannon Callahan, director of women’s leadership and economic advancement at YWCA Evanston/North Shore.

This event is presented by YWCA Evanston/North Shore in collaboration with founding partners: Northwestern University Women’s Center, The Woman’s Club of Evanston, and Evanston Women’s History Project; and community partners: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Evanston North Shore Alumnae Chapter; Evanston Public Library; Evanston Township High School; Family Focus Evanston; Heartland Alliance; League of Women Voters; North Shore Chapter of Links, Inc.; Northwestern University International Office; and Young Chicago Authors.

International Women’s Day, March 8, is a global day recognizing the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

YWCA Evanston/North Shore works to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, help families and strengthen local communities. It serves more than 10,000 people annually in northern Cook County. For more information, go to www.ywca.org/evanston.


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