In a difficult year, we witnessed Evanstonians coming together to support those in need and helping the community recover and rebuild. Read our 2020 Annual Report: A Year Like No Other

celebrate!evanston 2020 virtual event

Both of our Celebrate!Evanston events were streamed this year. The first one, celebrating our unique community can be watched below.  The second event, the Fireside Chat with Angela Glover Blackwell was streamed on 10/15 and will be available to view soon.  Keep checking back! 

watch celebrate!evanston

If you missed the live event on October 1, please enjoy the celebration now.

about Angela Glover Blackwell

AGB-300x315.jpgAngela Glover Blackwell is Founder in Residence at PolicyLink, the organization she started in 1999 to advance racial and economic equity for all. Under Angela’s leadership, PolicyLink gained national prominence in the movement to use public policy to improve access and opportunity for all low-income people and communities of color, particularly in the areas of health, housing, transportation, and infrastructure. Her Radical Imagination podcast debuted in September 2019, introducing listeners to a world of creative, progressive thinkers whose vision is challenging the status quo to create the change we need.

Prior to founding PolicyLink, Angela served as Senior Vice President at The Rockefeller Foundation. A lawyer by training, she gained national recognition as founder of the Urban Strategies Council. From 1977 to 1987, Angela was a partner at Public Advocates. Angela is the co-author of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future, and she authored The Curb Cut Effect, published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2017. 

As a leading voice in the movement for equity in America, Angela serves on numerous boards. She advised the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve as one of 15 members of its inaugural Community Advisory Council, and in 2020 was appointed by California Governor Gavin Newsom to the state Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery. She is the 2018 recipient of the John W. Gardner Leadership Award, presented by the Independent Sector, and in 2017, she received the Peter E. Haas Public Service Award from the University of California, Berkeley.

our sponsors

Thank you to all of the sponsors of this year's Celebrate!Evanston.