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Brightening Futures for Evanston Women and Girls

Northwestern community invited to Feb. 2 Evanston forum on women/girls

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern students, faculty and staff are invited to discuss and share ideas and perspectives on ways to help shape a bright future for Evanston women and girls at a Feb. 2 YW Community Cafe on the Evanston campus.

Co-hosted by the University’s Women’s Center and the YWCA Evanston/North Shore with the Woman’s Club of Evanston, the admission-free program will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, in Parkes Hall, 1870 Sheridan Road, Room 122. Light refreshments will be served.

The event is one of a series of citywide conversations the YWCA initiated last fall to discuss how Evanston can become a place in which women and girls thrive. Several strategies will be identified at the conclusion of a final YW Community Cafe event later this year.

“We will present data we have gathered from the Feb. 2 and other YW Cafe events on March 8 -- International Women’s Day,” said Renee Redd, director of Northwestern’s Women’s Center. The Women’s Center is helping to gather data in response to a broadly disseminated City of Evanston mandate for ways to improve the city that will be used to formulate action plans and benchmarks that will be presented for implementation in 2014.

To attend the Feb. 2 event, email Redd at by Feb. 1. For more information, contact the YWCA of Evanston at (847) 864-8445 or email or the Women’s Center at Northwestern, Evanston campus at (847) 491-7360 or

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