Register for "What you Need to Know

about Amendment 1" 

on your Nov. 8 ballot

September 22 - 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Also check out this new informational website about Amendment 1.

Register here for "What you Need to Know about Amendment 1," our webinar on Thursday, September 22, from 6:30 - 7:00 pm with Wirepoints' Ted Dabrowski. 

Portrayed as only about workers rights in Illinois, there is much more to it. If you care about property taxes going up, parents’ rights being undermined, or union power growing, you should care about Amendment 1. Join us to learn the basics and what it will mean for you and your family.

This webinar is free -- click here to register! 

Also check out this new informational website about Amendment 1.

New Trier compels some students to fill out survey for participation in race-based "anti-racist" affinity groups

Last week at New Trier, some students were compelled to fill out the survey above to identify who wanted to participate in "anti-racist affinity group" activities and who did not. 

Specifically white students were asked "yes or no" on whether they would like to participate in a 'White Anti-Racist Affinity Group" that provides "white students with the opportunity to deepen their personal understanding of what it means to be a white ally when it comes to anti-racist work," OR to reject this "opportunity" by choosing "no.” 

Affinity groups were introduced last year at New Trier through a webinar for parents titled "DigNiTy." In the presentation, New Trier defined its affinity groups using material from Learning for Justice – a project of the highly politicized and discredited Southern Poverty Law Center. Speakers outlined how students of color and the white anti-racist group (the only apparent group for white kids to join) would meet separately and then have lunch once a month together to talk. In the Q&A it was also noted there would be no Christian affinity group because Christianity is a “dominant” religion.  

Pat Savage Williams, DEI coordinator at New Trier, also said on the webinar that she has “trouble getting students to join and start at the freshman campus…they are not really accustomed to identifying themselves racially.” 

Is it because they understand that dividing kids by race is an odd way to address racism? 

Heterodox Academy’s Musa Al Gharbi’s review of research suggests most diversity programs do not succeed in their goals.     

Last year Wellesley Public Schools settled a lawsuit regarding affinity groups (also covered in the Wall Street Journal). 

Per Title VI it is illegal to separate people by race in government institutions so it begs the question if New Trier’s lawyers reviewed this survey.

See this letter from FAIR to Harvard University regarding legal issues with respect to affinity groups and this lawsuit filed against Evanston D65 regarding separating teachers by race.

"The Chicago Way" Came to 

North Shore

Along with 150+ others on Sunday to hear 

John Kass and Matt Rosenberg!

Our fall event “The Chicago Way Comes to the North Shore with John Kass and Matt Rosenberg” was blessed with a beautiful day in a beautiful yard with a free-thinking group of people and the entertaining and insightful musings of two long-time respected observers of Chicago, John Kass and Matt Rosenberg!

Thanks again to John and Matt for sharing their time and valuable insights. And a huge shout out to Meg Joseph - our NTN event planner extraordinaire - who thought through every detail to make the event run seamlessly. Also thanks to our faithful volunteers who worked registration, set-up and clean up. It’s a fun event crew – if you’d like to join in please contact us at!  

We will post the event video shortly!  And stay tuned for future events!!!