Coming Together Opening Ceremony to Take Place Sunday


By Paulina Michael

The annual Coming Together in Skokie and Niles Township opening ceremony is scheduled to take place Sunday, Jan. 11 from 12 to 5 p.m. at the Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie.

“Based on what’s happening locally and nationally it’s important that we as members of this extremely diverse community share our stories and perspectives so that we can better understand each other,” D219’s director of equity and ELL, Corrie Wallace┬ásaid.

This year’s focus is different from previous years which focused solely on one ethnic group. The museum will be presenting a renowned exhibit, RACE: Are We So Different? in conjunction to hosting the events of the ceremony. The opening ceremony is expected to bring in a lot of traffic.

“There will be community members, past featured culture participants, local politicians, students, educators, librarians, board members, families and committee members,” Wallace said.

There are more than 50 scheduled events for this year’s Coming Together, all of which can be found here.