The ICDHR is committed to promoting a greater understanding between, and among, people who occupy this planet. Designed to create and implement human relations models across gender, racial and cultural boundaries, the ICDHR advocates for diversity and inclusion and diversity appreciation (D&I) since its inception in 1972. It has long been understood that true diversity and inclusion cannot exist alongside racism, sexism and classism.
The ICDHR has identified the following areas that can improve D&I:
D&I as a Core Value
D&I Must be "Two-sided"
Reality: D&I efforts still need to be reviewed
The Illinois Commission on Diversity & Human Relations offers companies, nonprofits and municipalities a number of services to help move their diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts forward. Professionals are available to advise local government, especially police departments and schools to resolve "people related" challenges through workshops and services.
Law Enforcement Assistance
Municipal Minority Recruitment
Annual Dr. King Remembrance Dinner
Each year we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr at an annual dinner commemorating and celebrating his life, work and lasting legacy. This event brings hundreds of people from across the country together to honor community and business leaders involved in carrying out the dream of Dr. King.
This event is the primary fundraiser for the ICDHR Scholarship Fund.
"I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Oslo, Norway, 1964