frequently asked questions

What is the 2020 Year of Kindness and Nonviolent Action Initiative?

It is a public art and community engagement initiative that uses the transformative power of the arts to bring people together around the common goal of fostering an inclusive and peaceful community.

Who is behind the initiative?

Initially conceived by local artist Indira Johnson, the initiative is being facilitated by a group of local residents, artists, activists, educators and community leaders. Visit the Home page to see a list of coordinators!

What does the initative do?

The initiative sponsors and hosts a series of programs, exhibitions, performances, workshops, talks and events that: 1) increase awareness around the roots of violence that plague our community, 2) celebrate and activate kindness and nonviolence, and 3) engage and empower residents to take action and be part of change in their community. The initiative also reaches out to organizations and programs that are already doing work around kindness and nonviolent action to help promote their efforts and link them to the larger initiative.

I am involved with a program or organization that I think would be a great addition to the initiative. How can I get on the calendar of events!

Fill out the information on the Join the Initiative page and we'll add your program or event to the calendar.

Who can I contact if I have questions about the initiative or any of its' programs and events?

Email us at kindnessinactionevanston@gmail.com or go to the Contact page to send us a message

I'd like to get involved! How can I do that?

We have many programs and events that need volunteers throughout the year! If you'd like to volunteer please email us kindnessinevanston@gmail.com or visit our Contact page to send us a message. You can also help by spreading the word about the initiative on social media! Follow us on our Facebook page and Instagram and share with friends!