Evanston and Chicago
Getting rooted in the local community during your years at Northwestern can transform the way you experience your college years. Participating with your neighbors who are working toward building a more just and equitable society is a powerful way to gain insights about yourself and work toward positive community transformation.
Our hope is that while you are a student you increase your knowledge about the experiences and conditions of various racial and ethnic groups in this area, seek to think and act in anti-racist ways, and contribute to the broader efforts to work for justice for all.
To understanding the context of Northwestern University, we must begin by acknowledging the long racial history that has shaped the Chicagoland area. Places to begin include Native American and Indigenous Initiatives, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and Shorefront Legacy Center.
- Segregated Chicago Explained
- Chicago Public Schools
- Activism in Chicago
- What People Get Wrong
- Segregation and Stereotypes
- Evanston’s Road to Reparations