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Racial Healing Circle

2024-06-24 18:00:00 2024-06-24 19:30:00 America/Chicago Racial Healing Circle Are you longing to connect with others in a safe environment to talk about the impact of racism and the need for racial healing? Join Yeefah Thurman, Racial Healing Practitioner. Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Monday, June 24
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2024-06-24 18:00:00 2024-06-24 19:30:00 America/Chicago Racial Healing Circle Are you longing to connect with others in a safe environment to talk about the impact of racism and the need for racial healing? Join Yeefah Thurman, Racial Healing Practitioner. Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Main Library

Small Meeting Room (108)

Are you longing to connect with others in a safe environment to talk about the impact of racism and the need for racial healing? Join Yeefah Thurman, Racial Healing Practitioner.

Come together with community members in a safe environment to affirm the inherent value of all people, cultivate a culture of belonging, and deepen our understanding of the differences we face racially and ethnically.

Race is a construct we live with every day, yet it is often the elephant in the room in our daily conversations. A racial healing circle allows participants to connect through our shared humanity, expand our empathy, and broaden our capacity for compassion. It is a way for us to repair the damages caused by racism and build trust across the racial divide.

Through facilitated conversation, embodiment and mindfulness practices, participants can begin to generate connections to heal the wounds of racial trauma. A healing circle offers a chance to be authentic and vulnerable and take collective action for change. 

"A healing circle's purpose is to reaffirm the humanity in all of us. And it lifts up what unites us rather than what divides us, while discovering, respecting and honoring the unique experiences of each person." - W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The Racial Healing circle is open to all races.


Yeefah Thurman is a Somatic Transformation Life Coach and Racial Healing Practitioner. Her motto is "If there is a difficult situation that causes stress, anger, sadness, or anything else, remember that tomorrow is a new day and a new chance to handle the situation in a different way."

She was born in NYC to progressive parents – an entrepreneur who founded the first Black brokerage firm on Wall Street and an educator who co-founded a “freedom” school focused on cultural immersion. Her extended family history includes Civil Rights activists like her maternal grandmother, Gloria (Blackwell) Rackley who is noted in South Carolina history, for her role in desegregating public facilities as a leader in the Orangeburg Movement for Civil and Economic Rights.

With such influences, Yeefah understood that essential human rights include equality for all people and freedom to stand up for oneself and others. In her childhood home, TV was limited, and conversation, books, music, and art were emphasized. This fostered her deep desire for gathering information and communicating with others.

An artist by nature, she attended the famous Music and Art high school in New York City. Today, her assemblage artwork centers around racial justice and belonging. She is an advocate for public art and has exhibited her work with Art In Place and Terrain Biennial.

Yeefah is driven to experience other cultures and to understand people the way "they" want to be understood. A lifelong learner currently studying Spanish, she already has a working knowledge of German from the years she lived in Austria. She owns her own hairstyling salon while building her body of work as an artist. Her previous careers include modeling, clothing design, selling African fabric, and advising clients on holistic health care. Over the years she has won numerous awards and scholarships including the Gates Millennium Scholarship.

She has raised four children who follow in her eclectic footsteps, pursuing what motivates them: aviation mechanic, hairstylist-artist and dancer, and singer songwriters.


To request ADA accommodation for a program, service, or activity, call 847-866-2919.

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Health & Wellness | Community Engagement |

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Main Library

EPLInfo@cityofevanston.org
Phone: (847)448-8600
Branch manager
Yolande Wilburn, Executive Director

Hours
We're closed Wednesday June 19 due to Juneteenth
Mon, Jun 17 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 18 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 19 Closed
(Juneteenth)
Thu, Jun 20 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 21 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 22 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 23 12:00PM to 6:00PM

About the branch

 

The City of Evanston is committed to promoting a Citywide culture of accessibility and inclusivity. To request an accommodation for a program, service, or activity, please call 847-866-2919 to make an ADA service request or fill out a request form online.

Upcoming events

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library

Thu, Jun 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Elks Park

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jun 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Loft (Teen Space)

Thu, Jun 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Canceled
Fri, Jun 21, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Fri, Jun 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, Jun 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Robert Crown Community Center - Rooms B/C

Sat, Jun 22, All day
Main Library

Sat, Jun 22, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Jun 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Lobby

Sat, Jun 22, 1:15pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Jun 22, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Jun 22, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater 927 Noyes St. Evanston, IL 60201

Sun, Jun 23, All day
Main Library

Sun, Jun 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater 927 Noyes St. Evanston, IL 60201

Sun, Jun 23, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jun 24, All day
Main Library

Mon, Jun 24, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Jun 24, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)
This event is full

Mon, Jun 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jun 24, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Park

Mon, Jun 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Mon, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Mon, Jun 24, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Canceled
Tue, Jun 25, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Jun 25, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
New venue Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Falcon Room (303)

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Tue, Jun 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jun 25, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Jun 25, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Wed, Jun 26, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Mason Park

Wed, Jun 26, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Northlight Theatre Zoom
Registration is now closed

Canceled
Wed, Jun 26, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library

Wed, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Reading Garden

Wed, Jun 26, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Wed, Jun 26, 6:30pm - 7:15pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room
This event is full

Thu, Jun 27, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Jun 27, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Elks Park

Thu, Jun 27, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Thu, Jun 27, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jun 27, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Penny Park

Thu, Jun 27, 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Thu, Jun 27, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - The Loft

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jun 27, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, Jun 28, 9:00am - 6:00pm
Main Library

Canceled
Fri, Jun 28, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Fri, Jun 28, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - The Loft

Sat, Jun 29, All day
Main Library

Sat, Jun 29, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Lobby

Sat, Jun 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Loft (Teen Space)

Sat, Jun 29, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater 927 Noyes St. Evanston, IL 60201

Sun, Jun 30, All day
Main Library

Sun, Jun 30, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Reading Garden

Sun, Jun 30, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Library - Art Garden

Sun, Jun 30, 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Sun, Jun 30, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theater 927 Noyes St. Evanston, IL 60201

Mon, Jul 01, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library

Mon, Jul 01, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Jul 01, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Canceled
Tue, Jul 02, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Tue, Jul 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Tue, Jul 02, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Jul 02, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - The Loft

Tue, Jul 02, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Jul 02, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 03, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Northlight Theatre Zoom
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 03, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Reading Garden,Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Wed, Jul 03, 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Canceled
Fri, Jul 05, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Sat, Jul 06, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Sat, Jul 06, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Mon, Jul 08, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library

Mon, Jul 08, 10:15am - 10:35am
Main Library - Children's Room

Mon, Jul 08, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Jul 08, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jul 08, 11:00am - 11:40am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Mon, Jul 08, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Park

Mon, Jul 08, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Mon, Jul 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Tue, Jul 09, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Jul 09, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Tue, Jul 09, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library - Lobby

Tue, Jul 09, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Library Board Room (406),Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Tue, Jul 09, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - The Loft

Tue, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 09, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, Jul 10, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, Jul 10, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Mason Park

Wed, Jul 10, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Northlight Theatre Zoom
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jul 11, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Thu, Jul 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Jul 11, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Jul 11, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
This event is full

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Elks Park

Thu, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Jul 11, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jul 11, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Lovelace Park

Thu, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Thu, Jul 11, 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Children's Room

Fri, Jul 12, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, Jul 12, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Reading Garden

Sat, Jul 13, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Robert Crown Lobby - Lobby

Sat, Jul 13, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)
This event is full

Sat, Jul 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sat, Jul 13, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Sun, Jul 14, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Reading Garden

Mon, Jul 15, 9:15am - 10:30am
TBN - Butterfly, Caterpillar rooms

Mon, Jul 15, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Main Library

Mon, Jul 15, 10:15am - 10:35am
Main Library

Mon, Jul 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Robert Crown Branch Library

Mon, Jul 15, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jul 15, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Falcon Room (303)

Mon, Jul 15, 11:00am - 11:40am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Mon, Jul 15, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Fleetwood-Jourdain Park

Mon, Jul 15, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Mon, Jul 15, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
New venue Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Tue, Jul 16, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Tue, Jul 16, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)

Tue, Jul 16, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Tue, Jul 16, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 16, 6:30pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Wed, Jul 17, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Mason Park

Wed, Jul 17, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Northlight Theatre Zoom
Registration is now closed

Wed, Jul 17, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Wed, Jul 17, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
Registration opens Tuesday, July 2 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Jul 17, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Library - Library Board Room (406),Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Wed, Jul 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107),Zoom Main 1 (Virtual)

Wed, Jul 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Temperance Beer Co.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 18, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Thu, Jul 18, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jul 18, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Jul 18, 1:30pm - 2:10pm
Main Library - Barbara Friedberg Storytelling Room (104)
This event is full

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Zoom Main 2 (Virtual)

Thu, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Elks Park

Thu, Jul 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom - Register to receive an email with a Zoom link and instructions on how to get into this class.

Thu, Jul 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Robert Crown Branch Library - Robert Crown Multipurpose Room

Thu, Jul 18, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
The Loft (Teen Space)

Fri, Jul 19, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)

Fri, Jul 19, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Small Meeting Room (108)

Sat, Jul 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Main Library

Sat, Jul 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Lobby

Sat, Jul 20, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Library - Community Meeting Room (107)