P.O. Box 734
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 224-735-3635
Email: info@icdhr.org
ICDHR "Chairman's Corner" Feature for November 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
November 13, 2018 - Rev. Brooks speaks in indianapolis for the Greater Indianapolis Economic Advancement Society at 7:00 p.m.

November 18, 2018 - Kickoff for planning of the 51st Annual Dr. King Remembrance
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 (November & December 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.
Stay tuned for additional future critical thinking training sessions to be held by the ICDHR in Bolingbrook Illinois.  To find out how you can attend or participate, contact the ICDHR at cbrooks@icdhr.org