ICDHR THIS MONTH: FEBRUARY 2018
Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. Luckily, there are many college scholarships and contests available to help pay for a college education. Students should seek out and apply for scholarships in which they meet the eligibility requirements. We have information about college scholarships and contests through JLV College Counseling. Brief info about each scholarship is listed. Students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites for further details about eligibility and requirements (view scholarships).
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Phone: 224-735-3635
Email: info@icdhr.org
ICDHR "Chairman's Corner" Feature for February 2018
society as it relates to racism and hatred in the United States.  (read more).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks takes a "hard look" at why there is not enough condemnation by Americans in today's
Money for College: Scholarships of Various Types Accessible Through JLV College Counseling
January 31, 2018:   ICDHR Board of Directors Meeting
                             (3:30 pm)

February 13, 2018: Black and White Divide Workshop
                            (#8) at Arlington Heights
                            Library (8:30 am)

February 16, 2018: King Remembrance Planning
                             Committee (7:00 pm)

February 20, 2018: Applications for Dr. Martin Luther
                             King Jr. Scholarships Available

February 26, 2018: ICDHR Chairman Rev. Clyde H.
                             Brooks Speaks in Wilkesboro
                             North Carolina

February 28, 2018: ICDHR press conference on the
                             "State of Education in America"
                             (1:00 pm)
The project's goal is to assist youth with interfacing  with police on the streets, thereby, decreasing conflicts between these two groups. Role play between police and youth show proper behaviors for both youth and law enforcement (download pamphlet).
Birmingham Alabama Mayor Randall Woodfin to be the Keynote Speaker at the Saturday, April 7, 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Celebration
Randall Woodfin (above photo) is a lawyer and politician who was elected as the 30th mayor of the city of Birmingham Alabama on October 3, 2017. Prior to being elected as mayor of Birmingham, he served as President of the Birmingham City School Board and Assistant City Attorney (view Mayor Woodfin's web page / bio info).
ICDHR Youth and the Law Project Continues
On January 15, 2018, had he lived, Dr. King would have turned 89 years of age. He was only 39 years of age when he was killed, standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Hotel, fighting for the rights of garbage workers in Memphis Tennessee.
Invited speakers include the Mayor of Houston Texas, the Honorable Sylvester Turner, Ken Frazier (CEO of MERCK Pharmaceutical), Congressmen John Lewis and Elijah Cummings and Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. For more information email cbrooks@icdhr.org, or call 1-708-772-8752.
ICDHR to Hold 50th Annual Remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Saturday, April 7th, 2018
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Community leaders from across the State of Illinois will gather on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel in Hoffman Estates to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King's death, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the start of these annual remembrances of Dr. King.
Management Consulting Leader John R. Burgess to be Awarded with Dr. King Lifetime Achievement Award
John R. Burgess is one of the leading management consulting leaders in the United States and Canada, and the ICDHR is proud to announce that he will be the 2018 recipient of the ICDHR Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, April 7, 2018 for his contributions in diversity in the U.S. (view bio). 
Denver Broncos NFL Linebacker Brandon Marshall to Receive "ICDHR Courage Award" on April 7, 2018
The ICDHR will honor the standout NFL linebacker with the "ICDHR Courage Award" to recognize his efforts to improve community relations between police and youth in Denver Colorado metropolitian area (view bio/ICDHR info).