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Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 708-772-8752
Email: info@icdhr.org
ICDHR "Chairman's Corner" Feature for July 2020
quarter of 2020. The summit brings world leaders to discuss ideas to bring about lasting peace (read more)."
Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) Chairman, Rev. Clyde H. Brooks comments on his recent participation in the 2020 World Peace Summit held in Seoul South Korea in the first
ICDHR Takes Leadership Role In Sponsoring The Police Prepatory Academy (PPA) With Suburban Chicago Metropolitan Area Police Chiefs
In light of growing concerns around COVID-19 and recent restrictions on gatherings of more than 50 people, we have decided to "reschedule" the 52nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance Dinner and Concert for Saturday, October 24, 2020. 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 April 11th date will be honored and transferred to the October 24, 2020 date.

Dinner ticket / ad space pricing for the October 24, 2020 event date are listed below: 

- Benefactor sponsorship ticket ($7,500)
- Golden sponsorship ticket ($5,000)
- Silver sponsorship ticket ($3,300)
- Individual sponsorship ticket ($375)
- Full page ad ($1,500) for 8 inch by 10 inch page.
- Half page ad ($750) for 8 inch by 5 inch page.

Note: Full / half page ad camera-ready artwork (ad and/or logo) deadline is October 1, 2020, and sent to mpierce1@alphagraphics.com and copy cbrooks@icdhr.org. All purchases are final.

For more info on tickets, table purchases or other concerns, email ICDHR Chairman Rev. Clyde H. Brooks at cbrooks@icdhr.org, or call 1-708-772-8752.
Upcoming Schedule of Events (July 2020)
RESCHEDULED: America's Five-Time Grammy Award Winning Artists "The Five Blind Boys of Alabama" To Headline 52nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Dinner Saturday, October 24, 2020 (7 pm)
Five-time Grammy Award artists, the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, will perform at the "rescheduled" 52nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance Dinner and Concert on Saturday, October 24, 2020 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 Five Blind Boys of Alabama have performed at the World’s Fair, the New Orleans Jazz Festival and throughout Europe and the United States.  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.
RESCHEDULED: The 52nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Dinner and Concert on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg Illinois (7:00 pm) Featuring the Five Blind Boys of Alabama
October 24, 2020 (RESCHEDULED) - 52nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Dinner and Concert at the Renaissance Hotel (Schaumburg Illinois) Featuring the Five Blind Boys of Alabama
ICDHR Forms the Metropolitan Association of Black Law Enforcement (MABLE)
In recent months the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations (ICDHR) met with suburban Chicago metropolitan police chiefs in Hinsdale Illinois to discuss increased hiring of minority police department candidates. 
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 serious 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 organization consists of current and former law enforcement officers.  The group will  provide mentoring services and engage PPA members  in mock exercises in preparation for taking tests for police positions.
ICDHR Chairman Rev. Clyde Brooks, Chief John Madden (Burr Ridge Police Dept.), Chief Brian King (Hinsdale Police Dept.), Chief Ron Wilke (Lisle Police Dept.), Chief Brian Cunningham (Wooddale Police Dept.) met with prospective minority volunteer intern police department candidates to discuss internship possibilities with their respective police departments. For more info about this program download our PPA Program Information Document, PPA Internship Form or PPA Careers in Law Enforcement flyer.
MLK Dinner Raffle Ticket Purchases