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  • 1964 Civil Rights Act Celebration Join us in celebration of The 1964 Civil Rights Act:  

    The Illinois Department of Human Rights PRESENTS a special unveiling of the Freedom Riders Exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of The Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    (July 2, 2014)

  • Immigrant Heritage Month We're kicking things off this June with the first ever Immigrant Heritage Month, a nationwide effort to gather and share inspirational stories of immigration in America.

    Immigrants have played a starring role in the history and culture of the United States.  For the month of June, we will focus on telling some of the stories in our own agency.   We start off with our very own Director's story.

    Read other staff members' stories.

    (June 2014)

  • President of the Union of Comoros IDHR representatives were honored yesterday to meet with Colonel Assoumani Azali, who was the President of the Union of Comoros from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Azali requested the meeting to learn about IDHR and our role in protecting Illinois residents from discrimination by enforcing the Illinois Human Rights Act.

    (Pictured from L to R):  IDHR Chief Legal Counsel - Lon Meltesen, Charge Processing Division Manager - Brent Harzman, Fair Housing Division Manager - Marian Honel, former President of the Union of Comoros - Assoumani Azali, and his son Nour El Fath Azali.
    (May 21, 2014)

  • Asian American Heritage Month The Illinois Department of Human Rights Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

    May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month - a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.  The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.

    (May 2014)

  • You're invited to recognize the nominated winners at the...
          star ICED AWARDS (Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities)
    (May 20, 2014)
  • 2014 IMHRA Conference Registration:  May 1st!!
    This year's conference theme is "Housing:  Right or Privilege?"
    (May 1, 2014)

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