Outreach Committee 


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Mission Statement

To educate Illinois residents about the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the protections afforded Illinoisans under the Illinois Human Rights Act. 

Committee Members

Commissioner Lauren Beth Gash, Committee Chairwoman
Commission Chairman Martin R. Castro
Commissioner Robert A. Cantone
Commissioner David Chang
Commissioner Nabi Fakroddin
Commissioner David J. Walsh
Commissioner Diane M. Viverito

Requests for Presentations


The Illinois Human Rights Commission Outreach Committee welcomes opportunities to provide the public with information about the Illinois Human Rights Act ("Act"), what rights the public has under the Act, and the role of the Commission in enforcing the Act.  If your organization would like someone from the Commission to come and speak to you about the Act and the Commission, please contact Ms. LaNade Bridges, Illinois Human Rights Commission at (312) 814-6269.

Outreach Events

On Monday, June 2, 2014, Assistant General Counsel Byron M. Wardlaw was a guest lecturer at the DePaul University, School of Public Service. Assistant General Counsel Wardlaw gave a presentation to graduate students enrolled in the MPS 560 - Administrative Law course on the role of the Illinois Human Rights Commission as an administrative body and its task to enforce the provisions and safeguards guaranteed under the Illinois Human Rights Act, 775 ILCS 5/1-101 et seq.


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