Video Career Focus: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Careers are Recommended for Graduating High School Students
STEM careers have become the "driving force" for the U.S. economy in recent years, therefore it is important that families encourage their children to pursue STEM educational opportunities to obtain the jobs of the future.

Website visitors can view YouTube STEM videos to see the importance of this field (view more).
ICDHR THIS MONTH: JANUARY 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 January 2018
attacks," and why continued discussions about the racial divide as we near the year 2018 (read more).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks reflects on one of America's troubling events that happened in the year of 2017, "The Charlottesville Virginia
Money for College: Scholarships of Various Types Accessible Through JLV College Counseling
January 2-3, 2018: Office closed for New Year's Day.

January 10, 2018: Black and White Divide Wokshop at
                           Our Saviour's Lutheran Church

January 13, 2018: Rev. Brooks, ICDHR Chairman speaks
                           at Western Illinois University

January 13, 2018: Dr. King Celebration in Elgin Illinois
                           Elgin Human Relations Commission

January 14, 2018: Rev. Brooks speaks at Mount Calvary
                           Church in Macomb Illinois

January 17, 2018: Economic Outlook Conference
                           Mount Prospect State Bank

January 17, 2018: King Dinner Planning Committee

January 18, 2018: Meeting with Mayor in Birmingham
                           Alabama
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).
ICDHR Joins International Day of Peace Activities
The Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations supported the Women’s Conference of the American Clergy Leadership Conference in a one-day conference to examine methods for advancing peace across the world.  The theme of the conference was “Peace Begins with Me.” Rev. Clyde Brooks, ICDHR Chairman, was the keynote speaker.
ICDHR and Western Illinois University Dean to Lead Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance on January 13, 2018
Under the leadership of Dr. Sterling Saddler (pictured above), Western Illinois University Dean of Education and Human Services and Chairman of the King Planning Committee in Macomb Illinois, the first major salute to the life and work of Dr. King will be held  January 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm.  Rev. Clyde Brooks, ICDHR Chairman, will be the keynote speaker (View Dr. Saddler bio).
ICDHR Youth and the Law Project Continues In 2018
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.