The Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence Training of Chicago (AWC) offers programs on Kingian Nonviolence theory and practice to Chicago area schools and school communities.
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Thursday, October 26 at 6 PM - 8 PM at the Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central St. Join us in celebrating the first anniversary of the Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence Training and help us secure a positive future with and for our youth. Catered by Curt's Cafe. Enjoy folk music from Hassan El-Tayyab, followed by a testimonial by Evanston Township High School youth and city staff led by Kevin Brown. Tickets are $50 each, with additional donations welcome. Cash or check gladly accepted, or credit card (after you input an amount and click "Donate," write "Evanston Tribute" under "in honor of"). With Gratitude from the Host Committee: Carmen Corbett, Miriam Joseph, Gretchen Livingston, Gail Schechter, and Pam Smith.

Rev. Addie Wyatt


“Change can come but you cannot do it alone.” – Rev. Addie Wyatt

Addie Wyatt was a labor and religious leader, and a tireless fighter for civil rights and women’s rights. In 1954, she became the first African American female president of a United Packinghouse Workers of America local. President Kennedy appointed her to his Commission on the Status of Women in 1962. She was also a founding member of the National Organization of Women (1963), the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (1972), and the Coalition of Labor Union Women in (1974).