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Hidden Stories of the North Shore

June 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

HEROS Community Education Event

Hidden Stories of the North Shore

“Hidden Stories of the North Shore” is a two-part event: a “Before the Walk” series of 4 Zoom discussions to raise awareness of the history of race in our neighborhoods, followed by a community walk on June 19, beginning at 9 a.m. in the New Trier Township.  (location TBD)  We have lined up an impressive list of NTHS administrators and teachers, civic and religious leaders, local historians, young NTHS alumni and current students to participate in these events.  In the weeks leading up to the walk, the Before the Walk Zoom series will run from 7-8:00 p.m. on the dates and topics below:

May 26: History. June 2: Houses of Worship. June 9: Education. June 16: Community Action.

Registration is required for these talks.   https://heros.community/hidden-stories/

The purpose of our “Hidden Stories of the North Shore” is to bring to light the hidden history that is sitting in our backyard, to raise awareness for the work of HEROS and to inspire more people to get involved.   You can find an article from The Shorefront Journal here   https://shorefrontjournal.wordpress.com/2018/12/28/researching-glencoes-racial-past/ which describes this nuanced history to those who are not familiar with it.  We have scheduled the walk on Juneteenth to help create meaningful action for the New Trier community on that significant date.

For those who are not familiar with HEROS, we are a community organization which stands for Healing Everyday Racism in Our Schools. HEROS was founded in 2018 with the explicit purpose of providing a community response to racist incidents at New Trier and its feeder schools. We are a multiracial group of parents and community members actively working to bring equity to the public schools in New Trier Township, including New Trier High School. You can find the HEROS website here.

Questions?  contact   newtrier.heros@gmail.com


June 16, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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