Evanston/North Shore

Nia Brown joins YWCA Evanston/North Shore as Policy and Advocacy Manager



Evanston, IL, November 8, 2017 — Civil rights attorney Nia Brown has joined YWCA Evanston/North Shore as policy and advocacy manager. In this newly created position, she will develop and oversee advocacy work that reflects YWCA’s mission to fight against racial and gender injustice.

“The goal is to bring the issues central to YWCA’s work to the forefront of lawmakers’ minds,” she said.

As a first step, Brown will collaborate with YWCA staffers to set priorities and lay the foundation for YWCA Evanston/North Shore to play an increasingly activist role in advocating for policies that promote gender and racial equity.

Brown was drawn to YWCA Evanston/North Shore because of the organization’s long history in social justice work. “YWCA has always been a leader in intersectional advocacy -- always advocating holistically for the humanity of all people,” she said.

A graduate of Emory University School of Law and Spelman College, Brown has a background in education policy and social justice, with a focus on civil rights. Prior to joining YWCA, she served as a policy specialist for Chicago Public Schools.

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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