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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 708-772-8752
Email: info@icdhr.org
ICDHR "Chairman's Corner" Feature for November 2021
and suggestions on what he feels Americans can do to halt hate and racism in our country (read more).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks recently reflected on last year's tragic death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020, and offers important comments
ICDHR Partners With Village of Elk Grove Village Illinois Assistant Director of Human Resources To Deliver Implicit Bias Training Workshops
In light of growing concerns around COVID-19 and recent restrictions on gatherings of more than 100 people, we have decided to "reschedule" the 52nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance Dinner and Concert for Saturday, November 13, 2021. This was a difficult decision to make, but at this time we need to prioritize the health and safety of our friends, family, business partners and supporters. All tickets, table purcahses, ads and donations for the original April 11, 2020 date will be honored and transferred to the November 13, 2021 date.

Non-corporate dinner ticket / ad space pricing for the original April 11, 2020 event are listed below.

- Silver sponsorship ticket ($2,000)
- Table sponsorship ticket ($1,000)
- Individual sponsorship ticket ($125)
- Full page ad ($1,500) for 8 inch by 10 inch page.
- Half page ad ($750) for 8 inch by 5 inch page.

Note: Deadline for full / half page ad camera-ready artwork (ad and/or logo) is due by October 20, 2021, and should be sent to mpierce1@alphagraphics.com and copy cbrooks@icdhr.org. All purchases are final.

For corporate table / ticket purchases info or other questions, email ICDHR Chairman Rev. Clyde H. Brooks at cbrooks@icdhr.org, or call 1-708-772-8752.
RESCHEDULED: America's Five-Time Grammy Award Winning Artists "The Blind Boys of Alabama" To Headline 52nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Dinner Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 (7 pm)
Five-time Grammy Award artists, the Blind Boys of Alabama, will perform at the "rescheduled" 52nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance Dinner and Concert on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois. More than one thousand citizens will gather at this dinner and concert to commemorate the 52nd anniversary of the death of Dr. King who was killed on April 4, 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee fighting for the rights of garbage workers.
The Blind Boys of Alabama have performed at the World’s Fair, the New Orleans Jazz Festival and throughout Europe and the USA.  They have received Pulitzer and Tony Awards, and have been honored by the National Endowment of the Arts.  Artists including Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Prince and the Oak Ridge Boys have adopted the musical style of the Five Blind Boys (visit their Youtube.com website).
- Social distancing will be required at this event.
- Table seating will have a maximum of five people.
- Masks are encouraged but not required.
- Masks will be provided to attendees at the event.
November 13, 2021 (RESCHEDULED) - 52nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Dinner and Concert at the Renaissance Hotel (Schaumburg Illinois) Featuring the Blind Boys of Alabama
ICDHR Forms the Metropolitan Association of Black Law Enforcement (MABLE)
The Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) is proud to announce that Lamar Jones, BA, MPA, PHR will be assisting the ICDHR in delivering implicit bias training workshops to organizations in the Northwest suburban Chicago metropolitan area.
Northwestern University Professor Destiny Peery Joins ICDHR In Promoting Implicit Bias Training Workshops
Destiny Peery has joined the ICDHR as the Facilitator for a number of Implicit Bias Training workshops across the suburbs.  Professor Peery is an attorney and a Professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Professor Peery received her JD, PhD, MA and BA from Northwestern University and has been honored by numerous groups across the nation.  Her publications include "Redefining Race: Assessing the Consequences of the Law’s Failure to Define Race" and "The Colorblind Idea in a Race Conscious Reality" (view Twitter page).
Police agencies across the nation are experiencing challenges in attracting applicants, especially African Americans for numerous law enforcement opportunities.  The purpose of MABLE is to assist the ICDHR in recruiting African Americans. The group will  provide mentoring services and engage PPA members  in mock exercises in preparation for taking tests for police positions. Contact ICDHR Chairman Rev. Clyde H. Brooks at cbrooks@icdhr.org for more information.
Currently Mr. Jones is a member of the Village of Elk Grove Village Illinois as their Assistant Director of Human Resources, and eventually hopes to become a city manager in the Northwest Chicago suburbs. View his bio here.