Exhibition Gallery Talk: A Site of Struggle with YWCA Evanston/Northshore's Equity Institute: Block Museum - Northwestern University
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Exhibition Gallery Talk: A Site of Struggle with YWCA Evanston/Northshore's Equity Institute

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12:30 PM-1:30 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Sat April 23, 2022
12:30 PM-1:30 PM


The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208


Open to the public


Today’s program is offered by A Site of Struggle community advisors, Tiffany McDowell, Director, and LeAnn Jenkins, Learning Development Manager, from the YWCA Evanston/Northshore’s Equity Institute.

Exhibition Gallery Talks are offered monthly by Block Museum staff, Northwestern faculty and students, or community leaders in Evanston to explore and discuss the questions and ideas raised in A Site of Struggle.

Program participants are invited to tour the exhibition independently before or after the seated program. Discussion will center respectful participation and shared learning. Advance registration is required.



Tiffany McDowell, PhD 
Director, YWCA Equity Institute 
Tiffany is a community psychologist focused on building capacity of organizations, community residents, and other stakeholders to develop strategies and action plans toward equity and inclusion. She has committed the past fifteen years to identifying and eliminating systems that push people to the margins of society. She has led and facilitated assessments of organizations, policies, and practices, and trained practitioners to do the same. 
LeAnn Jenkins 
Learning and Development Manager, YWCA Equity Institute 
LeAnn is a racial equity practitioner and facilitator. With over twelve years of experience in the non-profit sector, she has developed a focus on helping communities and organizations integrate equity and justice into their mission, identity, core commitments, and practices. She credits her development to community leaders from the West & South Sides of Chicago who mentored her in asset-based community development, equity training, curriculum development, and facilitation.

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu