P.O. Box 734
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 224-735-3635
Email: info@icdhr.org
ICDHR "Chairman's Corner" Feature for October 2018
feels there is continued growth of acceptable racisim in America (read more / view CNN interview).
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks "conducts an evaluation" of the recent CNN interview of NBA basketball star Lebron James, who cited that he
Money for College: Scholarships of Various Types Accessible Through JLV College Counseling
September 7, 2018 - ICDHR to meet with Police Chiefs and Village Managers from suburban municipalities to introduce plan to promote African American employment in law enforcement in Arlington Heights at 1:00 pm

September 14, 2018 - Meeting with ministers throughout Chicago Metropolitan area to organize and involve them in the work of the ICDHR.  11:30 am at the Francesca Restaurant, Arlington Heights.

September 15, 2018 - Community Leadership Training: New Hope Baptist Church, Bolingbrook at 9:00 am.

October 2, 2018 - ICDHR Chairman Rev. Clyde H. Brooks speaks in Philadelphia for the Urban League

October 18, 2018 - Conference of Theologians. Led by Father Phegler of Saint Sabrina Community Church. First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights at 7:00 pm

November 18, 2018 - Kickoff for planning of the 51st Annual Dr. King Remembrance

November 13, 2018 - Rev. Brooks speaks in Indianapolis for the Greater Indianapolis Economic Advancement Society at 7:00 pm

Planning is underway for holding the 51st Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance Schedule for Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois.  The event will feature professional football players and the renown musical group, the Temptations. 
Upcoming Events (September - November 2018)
SAVE THE DATE: The 51st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance and Commemoration Dinner will be held on April 6, 2019 at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg Illinois.
The ICDHR is entering the fourth year of operating the Black and White Divide, a program designed to encourage conversations among White citizens on the subject of race and racism in the United States and local White communities.  To date, more than 4,500 citizens have been in engaged in these conversations.
For information about the raffle and ways in which citizens can support Stage Four Ministry programs, please contact Rev. Brooks at 708-772-8752 or cbrooks@icdhr.org.
ICDHR is proud to announce that we have provided STEM scholarships for students planning to attend Case Western Reserve University.

Attending college can be quite expensive for students and their families. 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. Students are encouraged to visit the scholarship websites for further details about eligibility and requirements (view scholarships).
ICDHR to Host Critical Thinking Training
The ICDHR Critical Thinking Program will help citizens and community leaders to learn techniques vital in the thinking process.
ICDHR to Continue to Sponsor the "Black and White Divide" Workshops to Community Organizations in 2018
One of the exercises used was asking White citizens to respond to 77 assumptions about race, racism and American History.  The ICDHR has found that many White citizens agree with African Americans regarding:

A) American History has been taught with “blind spots” as       related to race and racism.
B) Schools have been feeding Black and White students         with untruths and bias.
C) Most church leaders give lip service to relating                 scripture to current events regarding racism.
D) Many White police departments in the suburbs                 recognize that they have African American deficits but       are resistant to taking “deliberate actions” to advice         the deficit.
E) More Whites are recognizing the existence of White           Privilege.

The ICDHR has produced a report of the Divide which is available for purchase at a cost of $15.00. For a copy, send a check payable to ICDHR to P.O. Box 734, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004.

Stage Four Cancer Ministries Conducting Fundraiser
Stage Four Ministries, an organization created by Michero Washington, a former ICDHR board member is holding a raffle to raise funds to carry on her legacy of assisting persons who are Stage Four Cancer patients.
The next training session will be held on September 15, 2018 in Bolingbrook, Illinois.  For more information ICDHR at cbrooks@icdhr.org