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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

A person looks down at their yellow-and-purple art in front of a bluish-gray background and a blue window.

Evanston therapists facilitate healing through art

April 20, 2023

Evanston social worker Janice Fleckman knows the pain of losing a loved one. When Fleckman was overwhelmed with grief over her mother’s death, she said she turned to painting to cope. “It was my...

Butterflies decorated by Evanston kids on display at Studio 3.

A symbol of hope: Thousand Butterflies Project promotes community care in Evanston youth

October 22, 2021

Through the Thousand Butterflies Project, Evanston students are using butterflies — a symbol of rejuvenation in many cultures — to foster connection and community care. Since last summer, Evanston-based...

A brown scroll of papyrus with branches on the top and bottom. The ink on the papyrus creates a circle design. Below, there are various hanging objects.

Local artist, educator, community activist and art therapist Melissa Raman Molitor creates space to uplift work by APIDA artists

April 21, 2021

A&E Local artist, educator, community activist and art therapist Melissa Raman Molitor recognized there was no collective artistic space for the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American community in Evanston...

Fleetwood Jourdain Community Center. The city has hosted various activities here throughout the pandemic, such as fall camps for students.

Artists, social justice organizations launch citywide art initiative promoting kindness, nonviolence

January 22, 2020

To longtime community artist Indira Johnson, nonviolence is a creative way to get things done. Born in Mumbai and raised in the teachings of Gandhi, Johnson has promoted peace and nonviolence through...

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