How to Participate

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The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) is proud to invite Illinois local units of government to pledge to join the Fairness and Equality Campaign. As the State of Illinois celebrates its Bicentennial, we have a rare opportunity to reaffirm the state’s rich history of valuing diversity, promoting inclusion and conscientiously working to end discrimination.



Secure the participation of 200 government entities in the IDHR Fairness & Equality Campaign.

Further IDHR’s mission of securing for all individuals in Illinois, freedom from unlawful discrimination.


Create greater awareness about IDHR’s functions and protections under the Illinois Human Rights Act.

Celebrate Illinois history and inspire local groups to join in efforts to improve the future for all Illinoisans.



Government entities such as municipalities, counties, public universities and community colleges are welcome to partner with IDHR in demonstrating their public commitment to the core values of fairness, equality, respect and inclusivity by issuing a municipal proclamation and selecting one or more of the following options:

Option A:

Submit an event for official endorsement and recognition by IDHR as part of the Fairness and Equality Campaign.

Option B:

Host a community workshop led by an IDHR representative on a variety of topics related to Fairness and Equality.

Option C:

Participate in IDHR’s Fairness and Equality Social Media Campaign by sharing sample posts on your organization's social media.