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Time & Location

Dec 02, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cotillion Banquets I Palatine, 360 S Creekside Dr, Palatine, IL 60074, USA

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About the Event

Every year the Illinois Commission on Diversity & Human Relations celebrates, remembers and proactively promotes the involvement of residents across racial, cultural and gender boundaries in advancing key concerns as a continuation of Dr. King's Dream. The event raises money for the ICDHR scholarship fund, impacting the next generation of leaders.


This annual dinner commemorates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, celebrating his birthday and honor community and business leaders involved in carrying out the work and mission of Dr. King and the ICDHR.


VIP Reception 6:00 p.m.

Dinner 7:00 p.m.

Black Tie Optional


Honoree: Dr. Timothy L. Killeen, President of the University of Illinois System

Honorary Co-chairs: Dr. Georges Benjamin, Dr. Lori Bein, Rev. Dr. John Boryk, Dr. Tanjia Coleman, Mr. Van Dukeman, Mr. John Eilering, The Honorable Brandon Johnson, Mr. Matt Manning, Mr. Chris Mier, The Honorary Toni Preckwinkle, Dr. Avis Proctor, Ms. Amelia White

Emcee: Ms. Regina Waldroup, NBC5 Chicago

Speakers: Rev. Clyde Brooks

Musical perfomances: Soul Children of Chicago 


Join us for a reception, dinner and lively music in honor of Dr. King, whose work continues through the ICDHR in Illinois.

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