The Daily spoke with several Evanston residents about their opinions on the Good Neighbor Racial Equity Fund. Many were pleased with the financial support it will bring, though there were some criticisms.
“It’s about damn time,” resident Denise Barreto said of NU’s decision to give money toward racial equity.
Barreto, a board member of the local artists’ organization Evanston Made, said she was thankful the fund recognizes and financially supports the arts, which she said are an important part of the fight for racial justice.
“We all know that artists got us through the pandemic,” Barreto said. “I 100 percent believe that artists are people who pursue their art and pursue justice through art. It’s a form of resistance to capitalism. It’s a form of resistance to these systems that have been trying to crush us.”
Is she referring to NetFlix and Prime? Seriously, I don't know what she means unless she's referring to streaming entertainment, but this would be a lofty view of corporate movie and TV production.
Me? I had work, books, lots of walks, some streaming and people. Most of all, people.