Today more than ever awareness of and actions to promote diversity and inclusion are extremely critical to the betterment of our American society. Supporting Spectrum is more important now than ever! Join me in the fight against all kinds of harmful …isms!
I will be raising funds for the Calloway Family Spectrum Scholarship Fund by particitipating in the Race Against Hate on June 19th and I hope you will support my efforts.
The Race Against Hate was founded in memory of Ricky Byrdsong, former Northwestern University Basketball Coach, Vice President of Affairs at Aon Corporation, and Skokie resident who was murdered by a white supremacist in 1999 while walking in his neighborhood with two of his young children. On the same day, the shooter also wounded nine Orthodox Jews and killed a Korean graduate student. Because of Ricky's lifelong love of sports and his compelling work with young people in the community, the Race Against Hate was launched by his family and friends in 2000 (and entrusted to the YWCA Evanston/North Shore in 2007) to honor Ricky's legacy and bring attention to the need to combat hatred in all its forms.