This past Sunday, Illinois attorney Bob Kreisman participated in the 10th Annual Race Against Hate held in Evanston. The Chicago race couldn’t have asked for a better backdrop than the beautiful, sunny day. Over 3,500 persons gathered for the 5k walk, 5k run, 10k run and youth mile race. This is Bob Kreisman’s third year participating in the Race Against Hate and each year he is struck by the positive attitude and community spirit that surrounds the race.
It was a celebration of diversity to promote racial harmony in Evanston, Illinois. The annual race is held in memorial to Ricky Byrdsong, a former Northwestern University basketball coach who was murdered by a white supremacist in 1999. To mark the 10 year anniversary of the Chicago coach’s death, three Northwestern seniors created the documentary “Fly Like The Byrd” in his honor.
The event is underwritten by the YWCA Evanston/Northshore, an organization that actively works at eliminating racism. For more information on the race, contact the YWCA Evanston/Northshore by email or at 847-864-8445. Online donationsto the cause can also be made to the YWCA Evanston/Northshore.