Kindness in the Time of the

COVID-19 Pandemic

Kindness and nonviolent action in Evanston is alive and well! During this challenging time when social distancing overrides our need

to connect amidst confusion and fear, we invite you to join us in finding

ways to maintain connection with the community through creativity and innovation, and to participate in the kindness and

nonviolent action movement in reimagined ways.

Read more to find out how we're focusing our efforts and

see how you can get involved.

Together let's continue to put Kindness In Action!

Joint the Movement!

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Help us transform E-Town into a citywide art gallery May 9 - June 9!


The City of Evanston, D65, Evanston Made, local organizations, and residents across the city are working together to get EVERYONE making art. All ages, abilities, skill levels and disciplines on every street, in every neighborhood.  

Together we art going to “art-bomb” Evanston with homemade art, signs, banners, sculptures, installations, chalk art, performances, etc. to honor our front line workers, spotlight our community helpers, celebrate our graduates, and more!  

For information on how you can participate click here and here!

Photo & Art by @cynthiakerby.trueideas

Evanston artist Cynthia Kerby created these awesome signs to thank our tireless, fearless postal workers!  Here are the directions and a link to the signs so that you can print them out and post them too!

Directions: Make your own shout out for our mail carriers! Decorate your mailbox. Copy and print a sign, wrap in plastic and tape it on! 


Postal Worker Gratitude Signs

Kids Create Change, run by local artists Melissa Raman Molitor and Angela Lyonsmith has a weekly blog filled with ideas and inspiration for art making with kids at home!  You can also find sources for addressing feelings and emotions in creative ways, and engaging kids and families in art making activities that can encourage conversation about some of the difficult or challenging topics surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to check it out!

2020 Year of Kindness and Nonviolent Action is a grassroots initiative.  All of the coordinators are volunteers and we are depending on small grants and individual donations to support our programming and events throughout the year.


We've set up a GoFundMe campaign to help raise funds.  All money raised will go directly to materials and supplies needed to host adult, youth and family programs, art exhibitions, community conversations, workshops, and events.  All of our programming is free and open to the public!


Please consider making a donation today.  Every little bit helps!

Thank you for your support!

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