The Backyard Caucus, Inc. is a group of community members from Elmhurst, Illinois, that came together after the murder of George Floyd in 2020. In light of heightened awareness of racial tensions and inequities throughout the country, these individuals decided to create the Backyard Caucus, Inc. to take a candid look at how we might improve understanding and race relations to foster a welcoming, equitable community for all.
What is the BYC's mission?
How can I get involved?
Join the conversation by attending events about inclusion & diversity, reading books on the topic, talking to your neighbors, hosting a book club on microaggressions, etc.
We also love introducing new members to the group! It is completely free, and you can get involved by sending an email to BackyardCaucusElmhurst@gmail.com
Where can I get more resources on diversity and inclusion?
You can find additional resources on our Education Resources page
Where can I buy a book?
You can purchase a copy of Stories of Race in Elmhurst on Amazon, or check it out at the Elmhurst Public Library.
How can I join the Backyard Caucus, Inc. of Elmhurst, Illinois?
Must I live in Elmhurst to join?