St. Matthew's Episcopal Church Evanston
St. Matthew's Episcopal Church is a proud sponsor of the Race Against Hate. Join our team and support the justice efforts of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore through this Ricky Byrdsong Memorial annual event.
We race in remembrance of Ricky Byrdsong, killed in a hate crime in 1999. We race because we're at a crucial point as a nation, and we believe that fighting hate and racism is more important than ever. It starts with recognizing our country’s long history with racism and its impact on our systems, structures, and institutions. If we want a just, peaceful society, it is our mutual responsibility to address racism.
Our team invites anyone interested to celebrate "Mass on the Grass" at 7AM, at the bleechers on the west side of Floyd Long Field, along Orrington Avenue.
After mass, drop by our hospitality tent before and after the race.
Join our team now!