The confirmed speaker for the 48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Unity Dinner is Lori Lightfoot (photo below), current president of the Chicago Police Board.
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Save The Date: "Bridging the Divide: Community to Community" Event Thurs., April 14 with The Sisters of the Living Word in Arlington Heights Illinois
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P.O. Box 707
Bolingbrook, IL 60440
Phone: 630-771-1707   Fax: 630-771-1708
ICDHR "Chairman's Corner" Feature for April 2016
He also asks readers of this article what you can do to make change in your communities (read more).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks, expresses concern in this month's Chairman's Corner about the "Divide Between Blacks and Whites." 
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48th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Unity Dinner "Bridging the Divide" on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Chicago Hilton and Towers Hotel
On Saturday, April 30, 2016 the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) will commemorate the 48th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Chicago Hilton and Towers Hotel with a "Unity Dinner" event (6:00 pm, raffle and general reception; 7:00 pm dinner). The theme of this event will focus on "Bridging the Divide" between all ethnic groups, and Dr. King's message of unity.
Tickets to this event can be purchased by the April 20, 2016 deadline date by the following methods:
Save The Date: ICDHR Invites Volunteers to Participate in the "Comcast Cares Day" Community Day of Service on Sat., April 30 in Chicago Illinois
ICDHR and our corporate partner Comcast requests your volunteer support on Sat., April 30, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at "Comcast Cares Day" at Carter G. Woodson School at 4414 South Evans Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.

"Comcast Cares Day" is Comcast’s annual company-wide day of service in which tens of thousands of Comcast employees, along with their families and friends, volunteer in their local communities.

For additional info go to, send email to Rev. Clyde Brooks at or call the ICDHR at (630) 771-1707.
Lori Lightfoot
Chicago Police Board
This joint initiative event between the ICDHR and the Sisters of the Living Word is the second of a proposed four part "Bridging the Divide" series to be held from 8:00 am to 10:30 am on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Sisters of the Living Word Center located at 800 North Fernandez Avenue in Arlington Heights Illinois. The focus of this event is to urge community leaders and residents to express their views on the "Black and White Divide," in order to bring the discussion of racism out of the closet. There is no charge for this event, and a continental breakfast will be served.